Settlement Agreement Lawyers
If you are being asked to sign a settlement agreement by your employer, it is imperative that you receive specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Our specialist employment lawyers are here to provide guidance to you at your convenience if you have been offered a settlement agreement.
We understand the distress that problems at work can cause, which is why we will do our utmost to ensure that your rights are protected. We have been helping people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than 100 years.
Speak to our settlement agreement lawyers today by calling 0800 781 3894, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you at a time that is suitable for you.
How can our settlement agreement lawyers help you?
Percy Hughes & Roberts is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all of our clients, and you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to help you to secure a desirable outcome.
We have a great deal of experience in advising a wide range of clients, including public and private sector employees. Anyone who is offered a settlement agreement should seek legal help before signing to ensure their rights are protected.
We can advise on:
- Contractual rights: Those set out in your contract of employment, specifying your job role, holiday entitlement, your right to be paid a salary and your notice period.
- Common law rights: Derived from general law in relation to how you are treated by your employer. These will usually involve aspects such as defamation, personal injury and negligence.
- Statutory rights: Usually derive from UK statute and any claims regarding these can only be pursued in an Employment Tribunal. Statutory rights protect employees from things such as:
- Unfair dismissal
- The right to statutory redundancy payment
- The right to not be subject to unauthorised deductions from your wages
- The right to not be discriminated against
- The right to maternity and paternity pay
- The right to receive a minimum wage
Without proper legal advice, you may run the risk of signing away your rights if you sign a settlement agreement without fully understanding it. For this reason, the law states that employees should seek advice from an independent legal adviser.
Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?
By choosing Percy Hughes & Roberts, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We always provide the highest standard of service, and have been helping people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than 100 years.
We hold a number of industry accreditations, including Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard. This means we are recognised for providing top-tier legal services to our clients.
What is a settlement agreement?
Also known as a ‘severance’ or formerly a ‘compromise agreement’, a settlement agreement is a legally binding contract that stops an employee from suing their employer after they have received a sum of money, in return for agreeing not to bring a claim against their employer.
Once an employee has signed a settlement agreement, they will no longer be able to make an employment tribunal claim or any other type of claim that has been listed in this agreement.
Requirements of a legally binding settlement agreement include:
- Settlement agreements must be in writing
- They must relate to a particular proceeding or complaint
- It must be signed by all parties
- The employee must have received independent legal advice
- The legal adviser must be identified and insured
- The agreement must state the requirements regulating the settlement agreement have been satisfied
How can we help you?
We can provide assistance by:
- Offering advice on whether any claims may arise on the termination of your employment
- Advising on what claims may be worth
- Advising whether any sum offered to you is reasonable
- Explaining the impact of the agreement and advising you on whether anything needs to be amended
- Negotiating on your behalf
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
To speak to the settlement agreement lawyers at Percy Hughes & Roberts, give us a call on 0800 781 3894, or complete the enquiry form on our contact page to send us a query by email.