Entering into a settlement agreement

A settlement agreement is a legal binding contract issued by an employer to bring an employment contract to an end. If you have a received a settlement agreement from your employer, we can advise you of your options and how to respond.

How DAS Law can help you

Our highly experienced team of over 30 employment lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice to ensure that you secure the best terms possible. If your matter can not be resolved by a settlement agreement, we can provide you with representation if your case proceeds to an Employment Tribunal.

These are some of the possible outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Reviewing your settlement agreement.
  • Negotiate favourable terms.
  • Advise you on your contractual, common law and statutory rights to enable you to make an informed decision on whether or not to accept the settlement agreement.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • It is a legal requirement for you to receive independent legal advice before signing a settlement agreement.
    • A settlement agreement effectively means that you agree not to sue your employer in consideration for a sum of money. Once a settlement agreement has been signed, you will no longer be able to make an employment tribunal claim or any other type of claim that has been listed in the agreement.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your settlement agreement, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including:

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy which includes Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) cover, your legal costs may be covered by your policy (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy). If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, we can still deal with your dispute on a fixed fee basis, offering you clarity on your legal costs.

    Our employment law specialists will be happy to explain all of these options to you.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to an employment expert about your settlement agreement, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Allison Lewis

    Head of Employment, Solicitor

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    Without the appropriate legal advice, employees run the risk of signing away their rights by signing a document that they do not fully understand.

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