Our Settlement Agreement Services
Given the levels of complexity involved, settlement agreements can be difficult to navigate. We can assist with a wide range of relevant matters, such as:
- Share schemes
- Incentive schemes
- Loss of pension
- Injury to feelings/discrimination
Whether you’re an employee who has been presented with a proposal, or a business owner wanting to ensure that all requirements have been taken care of, you can rely on the expertise of our settlement agreement solicitors to help.
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Proactive Settlement Agreement Advice
Settlement agreements are usually borne out of either disputes between employers and employees, or the desire to terminate employment. The sensitivity of these situations is what makes it essential to obtain targeted legal advice that can cover any and all eventualities. You need to be completely confident that your interests will be protected at all times.
Whatever your circumstances and goals, our solicitors for settlement agreements offer a strategic, commercially-focused approach to ensure a swift and satisfactory outcome. Our team has a wealth of experience in negotiating deals for business owners and employees nationwide, covering businesses of all sizes, from small enterprises through to large corporations.
Thursfields’ settlement agreement solicitors excel in providing clear, pragmatic advice that ensures employers’ obligations are taken care of and employees are completely aware of what’s expected of them.
Director & Head of Employment Law
A specialist employment solicitor, Jonathon has extensive experience in working with both employers and employees to resolve workplace disputes across a range of cases — including unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages. His experience as a former police officer allows him to see the bigger picture and approach issues with a pragmatic and practical view to solving problems.
Jonathon is keen to work with employers to put robust policies and procedures in place at the outset and throughout employment to avoid litigation where possible. He is regularly instructed to draft employment contracts and staff handbooks, and also attends and conducts disciplinary and grievance meetings for his clients. Recognised by the Legal 500, Jonathon is proud of his reputation of being easy to talk to and giving clients peace of mind that they are making the right decision.
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A Bespoke Approach To
No matter what stage in the settlement agreement process you’re on, you can rely on the Thursfields team to help. We have a wealth of experience dealing with all manner of cases, working with authority and efficiency to ensure you get the best possible result.
We understand that no two sets of circumstances are the same, which is why we’ll take the time to thoroughly understand your situation in order to recommend a tailor-made solution that can deliver your desired results. Whether you’re just looking for someone to provide behind-the-scenes support or require guidance at every stage, our settlement agreement solicitors are here to help.
Our team specialises in providing strategic and proactive advice to senior-level employees, from executives and directors, to CEOs and founders. We’ve represented clients across all areas of industry, in both the public and private sectors. This means you can be completely confident that you’re in safe hands. Your success is our success.
SUPPORT FOR A RANGE OF SECTORS
The impact and circumstances of settlement agreements can sometimes depend on the industry you operate in, making an in-depth knowledge of your sector invaluable. Our settlement agreement solicitors have represented clients in all areas, from agricultural and technology, to retail and manufacturing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Settlement agreements are legally-binding contracts between employers and employees which are commonly used to diffuse disputes or as a way to terminate employment. They are designed to prevent an employee from bringing (or continuing) claims against the business, provided the terms of the deal are respected.
For businesses, settlement agreements can be valuable tools to settle disagreements and prevent them from going to an employment tribunal. Meanwhile, they will also ensure employees feel adequately compensated either for their grievance or termination.
Measuring the success of a settlement agreement depends entirely on a client’s individual goals. While some employees may just look for a financial gain, others will be more concerned about post-employment restrictions. Businesses, meanwhile, will be eager to resolve the situation as quickly and discreetly as possible.
As a result, it’s essential to speak with settlement agreement solicitors who will take your circumstances and objectives into account and build their service around you to deliver a satisfactory resolution.
Although settlement agreements are usually initiated by employers, it is possible for employees to start discussion if they feel there is no other way to resolve their grievance. Whatever the situation, seeking specialist legal advice is recommended to ensure all discussions are protected and remain confidential.
If you’re an employee, it’s a legal requirement to have your settlement agreement explained to you by an independent solicitor, so you are completely aware of the contract’s terms and potential impact. Businesses are also advised to seek legal advice to ensure the contents of the document are robust enough to provide the resolution they’re looking for.
For proactive and comprehensive advice, get in touch with our settlement agreement solicitors today. Whatever your circumstances may be, we’re perfectly placed to help.