Settlement Agreements are a particular requirement in Employer/Employee relations and the best way to create a legally binding settlement for both parties.
To comply with the law, employees have to receive independent legal advice on the rights they are compromising and the Employer normally pays a contribution towards the employee’s legal fees.
The beauty of a negotiated settlement is that the parties have agreed to it. A decision made by an Employment Tribunal is imposed on them, normally after some considerable legal costs and the stress of litigation. Settlement Agreements are not just about the amount of money to be paid they are a form of contract and can be drafted to include special requirements, tailored to individual needs. They offer a chance to look at strategic needs such as: protection of business interests, bonus arrangements and, very importantly, terms which ensure that there is genuine ‘closure’ such as: reputation and reference clauses.
We are specialist employment lawyers with extensive experience of negotiating and advising on Settlement Agreements. We are flexible, pragmatic, experienced and professional and are happy to meet you in our London offices or at one of our many meeting rooms across England and Wales.
If you have any other employment law issues, please see our main website http://www.partnerslaw.co.uk/
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“I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the role that Partners Employment Lawyers and in particular Remziye Ozcan, played in securing a Settlement Agreement with my former employer.
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