CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

Warners Solicitors will be open for business as usual until 5.15pm on Friday 22nd December.  Both of the firm’s offices will then be closed until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

Why do I need legal advice on a settlement agreement?

To be legally enforceable you must have received independent legal advice on the terms and effect upon you of those terms.  You have to receive this advice before signing the agreement.

What are the legal costs?

An employer normally pays a contribution towards an employee’s legal fees for obtaining advice on the terms and effect on you of the agreement. This contribution is normally around £350 – £500 plus VAT.

Can I negotiate the agreement?

Yes. You may want to do this before seeking legal advice on the agreement or we can help you with negotiations.

Do you have to sign the agreement?

No, they are entirely voluntary. You have a choice whether to enter into the settlement agreement or not. You should be given a reasonable period to consider the terms offered and take legal advice. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances. Acas do recommend a minimum of 10 calendar days (a specific requirement for pre-termination negotiations under s111A Employment Rights Act 1996), unless agreed otherwise.

I can't praise the services of Warners solicitors highly enough. This is the fourth time I've used them for employment purposes and again the Solicitor dealt with my case with amazing speed, efficiency and calmness, which reassured me 100% that I'd made the right choice of legal representation. They have a professional yet personable approach and I have no qualms in highly recommending their services. In fact, I already have!

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Mr Baker

Employment Law Team

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