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. His employer then decided to move in a different direction in terms of the focus of the business and thereafter announced a potential redundancy situation. At this time, my client decided he no longer wanted to remain employed with their new vision. He therefore approached his employer (on a without prejudice basis) and negotiated 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.
During our appointment, we then spent time discussing the following together:
- The circumstances of his situation;
- Any potential Employment Tribunal claims he would be settling (if he chose to sign the Settlement Agreement);
- The overall “benefit” of his Settlement Agreement – i.e., what benefits my client would be receiving over and above what he would otherwise be entitled to.
- Each of the individual terms of the Settlement Agreement, in detail.
- The various options available to him moving forward.
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. Our meeting therefore provided my client with the opportunity to fully understand his options and make an informed decision as to how he wanted to proceed.
Following our meeting, I also confirmed my advice in writing to ensure my client had a full record of our discussions.
As a result of my advice, my client decided to seek amendments to the proposed Settlement Agreement to best protect his position in the future. Once these amendments had been negotiated, I then assisted my client in sending the relevant documentation to his employer.
I was delighted to help my client with his Settlement Agreement. I was also exceptionally grateful to receive the following 5-star review:
“My solicitor was professional, detailed, and thorough, pointing out issues I’d never contemplated. Would highly recommend them……” and “……should I require a solicitor again you would be first on my list.”
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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