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High-Value Settlement Agreements Lawyers for Employees & Executives

If you’ve been unfairly dismissed, selected for redundancy, discriminated against, or badly treated in any other way by your employer, we can help you secure the very best outcome from your employment dispute. We’ll be delighted to consider your case regardless of the stage it has reached.

We’re one of the City’s top employment law practices, with a well-deserved reputation for playing hardball for all the individuals and companies that seek our assistance. We’re experts in employment law, and are renowned for the results we get for our clients.

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Expert Settlement Agreement Advice for Employees

In almost all instances the City’s financial institutions do their utmost to avoid the bad publicity, loss of management time, and legal costs of fighting employment tribunals. They almost always want to get disputes over as soon as possible, and offer employees Settlement Agreements.

And that’s where we come in. As specialists in all aspects of employment law, Settlement Agreements are a frequent aspect of our work. If you’ve already been offered a Settlement Agreement, we can help you ensure that you are properly compensated by your employer in respect of your dismissal, redundancy, or other action taken against you.

In the great majority of cases, our services will not cost you a penny, as we will ensure that our fees for working on your behalf are met by your employer as part of the Settlement Agreement.

In many instances we have been able to significantly increase the sums offered by employers in Settlement Agreements, using our expert knowledge of the law, and our detailed understanding of our clients’ circumstances.

We’ll do our best to get your released from any prohibitive restrictive covenants that could restrict your ability to get a new job, and we should be able to secure enough money for you to live comfortably on while you are looking for work.

In circumstances which require extended negotiations, we have various options on offer, including no-win no-fee agreements, and/or success fees (where a fee is only payable after an additional sum is secured on your behalf).

We’re a City law firm with a high profile and an enviable track record in advising and representing employees from all parts of the employment spectrum, including fund managers, senior insurance brokers, leading bankers, hedge fund managers, middle-managers, and ancillary staff.

When employers discover we’re advising their staff, they take the issues very seriously.

We’ve secured very significant pay-outs for City employees, and have a remarkable record of success at the Employment Tribunal.

Contact our Settlement Agreement Lawyers in London

So if you’re facing difficulties at work don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. One of our employment law specialists will be able to meet you within hours of your call.

Contact our employment lawyers on 02071674800 or contact us online.

You can also read our more comprehensive guide to settlement agreements for employees below:-

A Guide to Settlement Agreements for Employees

For a variety of reasons, an employer or employee may want to bring the relationship to an end by using a Settlement Agreement. They can be used for redundancies, mutually agreed terminations or to resolve a dispute, such as a claim against the employer or proposed disciplinary or dismissal of the employee.

We understand bringing the employment to an end can be a daunting process for an employee. When a dispute does arise, sometimes the best option for all concerned is to agree with your employer to terminate the employment agreement. In the UK, this is done by way of a Settlement Agreement between you and your employer. The following is a guide to Settlement Agreements for employees. However, if you wish to discuss negotiating a settlement with your employer, do get in touch with us today to discuss your case.

What is a Settlement Agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is an agreement (in writing) negotiated between an employee or former employee, and employer. Once you sign the agreement, it usually means you can't take your employer to the employment tribunal for the claims mentioned in the agreement. Negotiations about Settlement Agreements are usually confidential, which means if an agreement is not reached, the negotiations will not be admissible as evidence in claims before an employment tribunal or in other court proceedings (except in certain circumstances). You will hear the term “without prejudice” is used in relation to the negotiations. This is a common law principle, which prevents statements, made in a genuine attempt to settle a dispute, from being put before a tribunal or other court proceeding as evidence.

Although Settlement Agreements are largely used for terminating the employment contract, they can also be used to settle disputes, while you remain in employment. This can be a way of coming to an agreement over difficult work situations and disputes such as harassment claims or holiday pay issues.

Whether your employer approaches you to discuss a Settlement Agreement, or you ask your employer for a Settlement Agreement, you have the right to negotiate any of the terms in the agreement.

Settlement Agreement negotiations must be confidential. You should always entitle any communications to your employer with “without prejudice” during settlement negotiations to ensure they cannot be used in any future legal proceedings. Once the agreement has been signed by both parties and the employee’s solicitor, it is a legally binding document which can be enforced by either party.

Do I Need a Solicitor to Negotiate a Settlement Agreement?

In order to have a legally binding Settlement Agreement, you must have sought independent advice in the negotiation stage. The independent advisor must have professional indemnity insurance in place, and be named in the Settlement Agreement for it to be effective

Who Pays Solicitor Fees for a Settlement Agreement Negotiation?

Often employers will offer to pay the solicitor fee within the agreement. However, this is not always the case. If you are in any doubt, speak to one of our Employment Solicitors who can discuss this with you and can negotiate the agreement terms with your employer on your behalf. In the majority of cases we see, our services come at no cost to our client, as we usually ensure our fees are covered by your employer as part of the Settlement Agreement. In circumstances where extended negotiations are required, we have various options on offer, including no-win no-fee agreements, and/or success fees (where a fee is only payable after an additional sum is secured on your behalf).

Will I Receive a Settlement Sum?

A Settlement Agreement usually includes an agreed financial payment from your employer. Seeking representation from an experienced Employment Solicitor who can negotiate on your behalf will benefit you here. We have vast experience in being able to significantly increase the sums offered by employers in Settlement Agreements, using our expert knowledge of the law and our detailed understanding of our clients’ circumstances.

Tax & Settlement Agreements

The good news is settlements are tax-free up to £30,000. However, if you are receiving any payment in lieu of notice, i.e. for any unused holidays, this will be taxed as normal.

Will I get a Reference from my Employer after a Settlement Agreement?

Usually, the Settlement Agreement will include an agreement by your employer to provide a positive job reference for you. If you have any queries about this, do not hesitate to pick up the phone to speak to one of our Employment Law Experts today.

Restrictive Covenants & Settlement Agreements

Often employers include restrictive covenants in the employment contract, or within the Settlement Agreement itself. A restrictive covenant is a term in the contract that will restrict you for a set period in the types of employment you can work in. For example, this could be a restriction on working in the industry for a competitor. Often these restrictions can be too onerous and may hinder your career development. Discussing such covenants with your solicitor will allow them to negotiate the best possible outcome for you, ensuring your best interests come first. We'll do our best to get you released from any prohibitive restrictive covenants that could restrict your ability to get a new job, and we should be able to secure enough money for you to live comfortably on while you are looking for work.

Cavendish Employment Solicitors for Employees London

Cavendish is a City law firm with a high profile and an enviable track record in advising and representing employees from all parts of the employment spectrum, including fund managers, senior insurance brokers, leading bankers, hedge fund managers, middle-managers and ancillary staff. We have a reputation for being the leading employment lawyers for the finance sector and senior executives. We arrange Settlement Agreements regularly for our clients, and we always make it our business to get you the best possible outcome.

We’ve secured very significant pay outs for City employees, and have a remarkable record of success at the employment tribunal.

Contact our Settlement Agreement Lawyers in London

If you’re facing any difficulties at work or if your employer has discussed the possibility of a Settlement Agreement with you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. One of our employment law specialists will be able to advise you within hours of your call.

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