Employee Law Services Specialists

Settlement Agreements

If you need advice about a Settlement Agreement, our specialist employee law solicitors are here to help.

We have extensive experience and expertise in advising on and negotiating Settlement Agreements for employees across Yorkshire. Our team is approachable, empathetic, and focused on securing the best possible outcome for you. We provide tailored bespoke advice specific to the situation you find yourself in.

What we offer:

  • Solicitor-led service
  • Same day response (on enquiries before 1pm)
  • Fast turnaround
  • Bespoke, pragmatic and realistic advice
  • Negotiating an improved settlement package where appropriate


What is a Settlement Agreement?

A settlement agreement is used as a mechanism to terminate your employment. Once signed, it is a legally binding contract between you and your employer. The essence of the agreement is that you sign away your rights to pursue claims in exchange for a sum of money. In some circumstances, it avoids the need to pursue legal proceedings and gives you the comfort and certainty of a guaranteed sum of money. The benefit to your employer is that they know you will not be pursuing a claim against them in the future. If your employer has provided you with a Settlement Agreement, it is a legal requirement that you take independent legal advice from a qualified solicitor and you will receive a contribution to your legal fees in order to assist with this.

As one of the largest employee services legal teams in the region, we have the capacity and experience to give you the best advice on the situation you face.


When is a settlement agreement used?

They can be used in a variety of situations. For example, you may be involved in a redundancy consultation and as an alternative to finishing this process, your employer may offer you an enhanced redundancy payment if you sign a settlement agreement. You may be involved in a dispute which is heading towards legal proceedings. A settlement agreement can be used to settle the dispute and avoid lengthy and expensive legal proceedings. Alternatively, there may be no dispute at all but your employer wants the comfort and certainty of agreeing the terms of your exit within a settlement agreement.

Our solicitors will be happy to discuss your Settlement Agreement with you. You can make an appointment at any of our offices across the region or call to speak to the team.


Why you should choose Chadwick Lawrence

  • Expert legal help and advice
  • Help understanding your legal rights
  • Proven track record in successful proceedings
  • Best advice on a wide range of claims
  • Right by your side every step of the way


With offices across Yorkshire, you’re always close to one of our teams.

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