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Settlement Agreements

What is a Settlement Agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract. A Settlement Agreement is likely to be offered to you when your employment is to be terminated by your employer. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, you are waiving your rights to bring any Employment Law claims you may have against your employer, usually in return for a lump sum of money.

If you have been presented with a Settlement Agreement then your employer will require you to seek independent legal advice. Your employer will normally make a contribution towards your legal costs.

Our Employment Law team at Rubin Lewis O’Brien, can advise you on whether the amount offered by your employer is suitable, and we can seek to negotiate a better deal where necessary, thus giving you an enhanced payment as a result of you compromising your rights to bring any Employment Law claims. As the Settlement Agreement can be very technical, it is imperative that you seek advice from a qualified legal advisor as required by law so you are aware of all the options open to you in such a scenario. This is where we can assist you.

How much will this cost?

Our fees are competitive and usually within the contribution set by your employers. If we feel that the complexity of the work may supersede the fees set then our Employment Law team will seek to increase, where possible, the level of contribution offered by your employers. More often than not, we are able to advise and complete the Settlement Agreement within your desired budget and therefore costing you nothing.

If any additional fees are to be borne by you, then we will advise you of this in advance.

How long will it take?

We are normally able to finalise the Settlement agreement within your desired timeframe and often within the same week that you instruct us.

Our Head of Department Peter Marshall has over 27 years of experience in this area of law, and we feel that we are able to offer you a high level of service with a low level of costs.

Do you need to see me?

We are able to provide advice by telephone, letters, email and in person. You will need to send us copies of the Settlement Agreement together with your contract of employment and any supporting documentation referred to therein.

What next?

Why not contact us today for fast and reliable advice on your Settlement Agreement?

If you want to talk, then please contact Peter Marshall.

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