Linder Myers has extensive experience in advising on settlement agreements. No matter your situation, whether it be redundancy or a breakdown in the employer/employee relationship, our solicitors can help you understand your rights and the options available to you – including the value of potential claims you may not have considered.
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A settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding contract which terminates your employment on agreed terms, often providing compensation in exchange for you waiving some of your employment rights and not pursuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Signing a settlement agreement should not be taken lightly and specialist legal advice is essential to ensure you fully understand what you are signing, including the compensation you are to receive and your obligations and restrictions outlined in the agreement.
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Alan Lewis joined Linder Myers in 1990. He became a Partner in 1998 and was responsible for setting up the employment department in Manchester.
Alan now leads the firm’s commercial division – which comprises commercial litigation, commercial property, corporate & commercial and employment. He mainly works from Manchester, although also acts for clients from the Lancashire office.
Alan has considerable experience of representing employees in a wide range of Employment Tribunal and High Court disputes. He specialises in:
Alan sums up his approach to work by stating he’s: “friendly, approachable and above all committed to excellence in every case I take on”.
“Very many thanks to Alan Lewis who represented me in a voluntary redundancy settlement agreement with my employer. He provided a no-nonsense professional service, reassuring me by talking me through the legal jargon and negotiating with my employer on my behalf to get a better settlement agreement."
"I engaged Linder Myers to assist me with a very difficult matter relating to unpaid bonuses. Sensitivity was required as I remain employed by the firm that I needed to take action against. Alan could not have been more helpful, efficient, attentive or ultimately effective. The desired outcome was achieved with there being no long term damage to my relationship with my employer. In fact, if anything I now have a stronger relationship. I have no hesitation in recommending Linder Myers."
“Alan and his team dealt with my claim both efficiently and very quickly, they identified the areas where my Employer had been completely unreasonable and made sure that I achieved an equitable and fair solution for the way I have been treated and the stress that this caused. They are to be highly recommended.”
"I just want to express our thanks on this case. We are both happy with the result which was a bit of a tough nut to crack but you did it.
It is always a pleasure dealing with you and we always get a warm reception and feel supported...My partner nearly had a breakdown on this and felt very low but with your support it carried her through this tough time. We felt very isolated until she had your backing..."
"Alan Lewis at Linder Myers helped me when I left my previous employer. From managing their legal letters, negotiating on my behalf and protecting me in ways I didn't know I needed protecting, this was all the more remarkable given it all took place during Lockdown 1.
I was kept informed during every stage, and Alan was always at the end of the phone if I needed to call. From start to finish Alan was extremely helpful, friendly and professional, and in honesty, I'm not sure I'd have come out the other side of 2020 had it not been for his help and guidance.
I have already recommended Alan to some contacts and will not hesitate to do so again in the future."
Linder Myers’ specialist employment lawyers are experienced in reviewing and advising on settlement agreements.
Regardless of the reason for being offered a settlement agreement, we can help by reviewing your agreement, ensuring that it covers what you require and advising on the next steps.
Should we find that the terms of the settlement agreement proposed does not cover what is agreed or you feel that you are not in a position to accept the terms proposed, Linder Myers will negotiate with your employer on your behalf to reach an agreement.