Just before Christmas I helped a lovely client recover another 50% on top of the ‘generous’ compensation he had been offered in a Settlement Agreement from his employer. Read on to find out why you should never just sign your Settlement Agreement and why the right advice can get achieve really positive results.
I recently assisted my client Mr X to negotiate a 50% increase in the compensatory element of a Settlement Agreement he had been offered. Mr X had been advised elsewhere that his Agreement seemed very generous and so he doubted there was anything to be done to increase his payment.
I reviewed the situation and discovered not one, but a raft of statutory claims that Mr X could pursue in the Employment Tribunal should he wish. I accept that these claims were not immediately obvious. However, after we got talking about his employment, the claims were all present and correct and so I strongly advised Mr X to negotiate – which he asked me to handle on his behalf.
At the outset the employer was very robust and adamant their offer would not be increased. However, following various discussions about the legal principles at play, Mr X got an additional 50% added to his compensation package. This equates to a significant amount of money and will give Mr X more time to consider his next steps.
Mr X was over the moon and I was happy to receive this very kind feedback
“Thank you, Sophie. Your prompt, efficient and highly competent approach has been much appreciated. I really appreciate how this has been dealt with and can assure you that I would have no hesitation in referring any future issues to you or indeed recommending you to other parties”
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement or have any employment law problems, LincsLaw Solicitors can help. Please call on 01522 440512 or visit our website www.lincslaw.co.uk for more information about the services we provide.
Specialist Employment Law Solicitor
LincsLaw Solicitors, Lincoln
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