I was delighted to help my client with his Settlement Agreement. I was also very grateful to receive a 5-star review. Please read on to find out more.
My Client’s Story
My client had worked for his employer for many years. After years of hard work, long hours, and dedication to the business, he was disappointed to be put “at risk” of redundancy. His employer then embarked on a very short consultation process with him, and he was ultimately dismissed by reason of redundancy.
At this time, he was also offered a Settlement Agreement. A Settlement Agreement is a contract which binds an employee and employer to its terms. Usually, in a Settlement Agreement the employer will offer a compensation payment to an employee in exchange for the termination of their employment, giving up their employment rights and agreeing not to bring any claims against their employer. Further information about Settlement Agreements can be found here – https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/settlement-agreement/
How Did I Help My Client?
For a Settlement Agreement to be valid and enforceable, an employee must receive independent legal advice. Here at Lincs Law Employment Solicitors, we offer a Fixed Fee service advising in respect of Settlement Agreements. Please see here for more information – https://lincslaw.co.uk/fees/settlement-agreements/
After receiving the proposed Settlement Agreement, I was delighted my client decided to book in for a Settlement Agreement appointment with me. Before our appointment, I spent time reviewing the terms of his Settlement Agreement in detail.
Then, during our appointment, we spent time together discussing the circumstances of his situation. I was then able to advise him in respect of the terms and draw his attention to the potential Employment Tribunal claims he would be settling (if he chose to sign the Settlement Agreement). We discussed his options, and he was then able to make an informed decision as to how he wanted to proceed.
Our meeting, as above, was of unlimited duration. At Lincs Law Employment Solicitors we know that decisions about Settlement Agreements can, potentially, be life changing and so time is needed to properly consider our client’s situation. As there were no time constraints, I was able to find out about my client’s circumstances; undertake a full assessment of his situation; understand his objectives; and, advise him fully on his position.
Following our meeting, I also confirmed my advice in writing to ensure my client had a full record of our discussions. As he had decided to sign the Settlement Agreement, I also assisted in sending the relevant documentation to his employer.
I was delighted to help my client with his Settlement Agreement. I was also exceptionally grateful and flattered to receive the following feedback from him:
“Kate is an excellent solicitor who provided me with exceptional assistance during a challenging time when I needed help with my settlement agreement following redundancy. Kate’s thoroughness, friendliness, and dedication to providing a first-class service were truly impressive. She navigated the process with expertise, ensuring that my rights were protected and that I fully understood the terms involved. Thanks to Kate’s guidance, I felt supported and confident throughout the entire process. I am grateful for her professionalism and would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of legal assistance.”
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Can Help You
If your employer has presented you with a Settlement Agreement, we would be delighted to help. Please contact us for a no obligation, free consultation. Simply use the contact form, engage in a web chat, email email@example.com or call us on 01522 440512 and we’ll be happy to help.
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