We will help you secure the best exit package for your situation.

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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What is a settlement agreement?

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.

Settlement agreement legal experts

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.

Emma Channon - Principal Lawyer

Emma Channon is a Principal Lawyer and head of the employment team at Linder Myers’ Lytham office.

Qualifying in 2007, Emma has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry. Emma advises her clients on a range of employment law matters, and has particular expertise in:

  • Advising on HR policies and procedures
  • Dealing with unfair and wrongful dismissal claims
  • Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements
  • Assisting and advising on employment tribunals
  • Employment contract and staff handbook drafting and amendments
  • Discrimination by way of sex, age, race and disability
  • Dealing with civil and commercial litigation.

Additionally, Emma also has experience of negotiating football player contract terms and settlement agreement and successfully taking cases to and defending cases at the employment tribunal and the County Court.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her children and walking on the beach and in the countryside with her dogs. She is also a loyal Manchester City fan and volunteers with local animal charities (trying her best not to bring them all home!).

It has been a pleasure dealing with Linder Myers in connection with my settlement agreement ahead of my redundancy. They managed my expectations efficiently and promptly throughout the process and delivered everything required ahead of the deadline. I would recommend Linder Myers to anyone seeking representation for their legal matters.

They were superb at taking my brief, understood everything I was asking and gave me a very in-depth assessment of where I stood legally. I'm very happy with their services - it was quick, concise and cost effective. Linder Myers is a firm I would highly recommend to other businesses who are looking for valuable expertise in employment law. I'll certainly use them again.

I would like to give a personal thank you to all the staff who had involvement with this case and the professional approach in which has been dealt with. Once again, Linder Myers have been 100% successful in winning the case for me, and I am very happy with the financial outcome.

Thank you for the way you dealt with [my] claim for unfair dismissal. I would highly recommend you in the future for your efficiency, promptness and compassion.

Linder Myers represented me in a recent complaint against a former employer, during the twelve month period that this complaint was dealt with, their conduct was first rate. The procedure was fully explained to me, the communication was excellent and I was kept up to date at all times.

Signing a settlement agreement under social distancing guidelines

You are likely to be under a lot of pressure to get your settlement agreement signed quickly. Our experienced employment lawyers will work quickly and efficiently to ensure you get the best possible terms and compensation.

We are currently holding meetings both face-to-face (following the government guidelines) or via video conferencing software.

You should know…
It is important to note that there are a number of claims which cannot be waived in a settlement agreement, for example an employee’s accrued pension rights.

It is also important that any claims that may have been open to an employee to pursue are adequately addressed in the agreement in terms of the settlement figure, ensuring that gives fair value for their role and length of service.

Contact us today to get your Settlement Agreement reviewed and finalised.

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