Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements are a tool which employers and employees use to settle claims in relation to an employee’s employment or its termination. We offer a fast and efficient service with providing legal advice in relation to a settlement agreement offered by your employer.  This can be done in the comfort of your own home or in our offices through a face to face appointment.

Our settlement agreement lawyers are able to advise both senior executives and employees on all aspects of settlement agreements including restrictive covenants, bonus and pensions.

We also provide advice on settlement agreements of which the legal fees are contributed by the employer.

Very often an employee will receive an ex-gratia payment in return for signing the settlement agreement as compensation for loss of employment. The amount of the ex-gratia payment will depend on the circumstances and what is negotiated between the employer and the employee.

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Why do I have to see a solicitor regarding a settlement agreeement?

Because you will be giving up valuable rights to bring claims against your employer the Government has stipulated that you have to receive independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement. A solicitor is one of the types of independent legal advisors who the Government has said can give this advice.

What is involved with a settlement agreement?

You will need to come in and meet with our employment solicitor who will go through the terms of the settlement agreement with you. If you have any questions you will have plenty of opportunity to ask them so that you are comfortable with and fully understand what you are signing. If you are happy with the terms of the agreement then you will sign it and our employment solicitor will complete the advisor’s certificate. These will then be sent to your employer who should sign the agreement and send you a copy. The advice given will be confirmed to you in writing.

How much will a settlement agreement cost?

It is usual for your employer to make a contribution towards your legal costs of being advised on the terms and effect of the settlement agreement.


If you wish us to negotiate the terms of the agreement on your behalf you will be provided with a clear cost estimate in relation to this element of work.  Please contact our Employment Department for further information.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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