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Settlement Agreement Solicitors

If you have been offered a Compromise Agreement (also known as a Settlement Agreement) by your employer, it is a legal requirement that you receive professional advice for the agreement to be binding. Generally the cost of this legal advice will be covered by the employer, allowing you to receive our expert legal advice at no cost to you*.

This type of agreement is becoming a tool that is increasingly used by employers to ensure employees do not bring a claim against them in an employment tribunal. They are most commonly used in dismissals and redundancy situations as they waiver an employee’s right to bring a case to a tribunal, in exchange for a financial settlement.

You may be offered an agreement in the following circumstances:
  • If you are being harassed, treated unfairly or bullied at work
  • If you have been dismissed or are facing redundancy
  • If you have grounds to take your employers to an employment tribunal

Clear and professional advice

Before accepting a settlement agreement, you will need to carefully consider the terms. Our experienced and dedicated team of employment law solicitors are well experienced in dealing with this matter and are able to provide you with clear, honest and open advice. Our experience gives us insight into the potential value of a claim if it were to be heard by a tribunal, allowing us to advise on whether the financial settlement you have been offered is appropriate or not.

Removing the stress from settlement agreements

We know that a dispute at work can be a stressful and alienating experience. That why we offer a prompt and sensitive service to ensure that you can resolve the issues with your employer quickly. We aim to help you receive a fair financial settlement, helping you to put a potentially distressing experience firmly behind you.

If you need professional and experienced advice then Howells Solicitors in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport can help. Call 0808 178 2773, email: info@howellslegal.com or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back when it’s convenient for you.

* Subject to a minimum fee of £250, usually covered by the employer, as it is often stipulated in the agreement that they will cover the legal costs.


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