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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

We're leading experts in UK employment law, specialising in crafting legally sound settlement agreements for employers and employees. RJM ensures fair and comprehensive solutions, navigating the complexities of termination.

UK Employment Law Specialists

Welcome to RJM Solicitors, the undisputed leaders in employment law. Our expertise extends to facilitating fair and comprehensive settlement agreements for both employers and employees in the United Kingdom.

Settlement agreements, often referred to as compromise agreements, are legally binding documents that establish the terms of an agreement reached between an employer and an employee. These agreements typically arise in the context of ending the employment relationship, whether by mutual consent or due to a dispute. RJM Solicitors specialises in guiding clients through the intricacies of settlement agreements, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.

Our seasoned team of legal professionals at RJM Solicitors is well-versed in the nuances of UK employment law. We work tirelessly to negotiate and draft settlement agreements that are tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. Whether you are an employer seeking a smooth separation from an employee or an employee navigating the complexities of ending your employment, RJM Solicitors is here to provide expert advice and legal representation.

Choosing RJM Solicitors means choosing excellence in legal services. With our track record as market leaders, we bring unparalleled experience and commitment to every case. Trust us to navigate the intricate landscape of employment law and secure the best possible outcome for you or your business.

Contact RJM Solicitors today to benefit from our expertise in settlement agreements, setting the standard for legal excellence in employment law.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Settlement Agreement?

 

A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between an employer and an employee, usually used to resolve disputes or end the employment relationship on agreed terms. It typically involves the employer providing financial compensation to the employee in exchange for the employee agreeing not to pursue any further claims against the employer.

 

When Are Settlement Agreements Used?

 

Settlement agreements are often used in situations such as redundancy, dismissal, discrimination, or other employment disputes where both parties agree to resolve the matter without going to court or tribunal. They can also be used to terminate employment on mutually agreed terms.

 

What Should Be Included in a Settlement Agreement?

 

A settlement agreement should include details such as the amount of compensation or payment to the employee, any terms regarding confidentiality, a waiver of claims, and any other relevant provisions. Both parties should seek legal advice before signing to ensure that their rights are protected.

 

Are Settlement Agreements Legally Binding?

Yes, settlement agreements are legally binding contracts once signed by both parties. However, for the agreement to be valid, the employee must obtain independent legal advice from a qualified advisor, usually a solicitor, who signs a certificate confirming that advice has been given.

 

Can a Settlement Agreement Include Non-Financial Terms?

Yes, settlement agreements can include non-financial terms, such as agreements regarding references, announcements about the termination, non-disparagement clauses, or agreements to return company property.

Can an Employee Negotiate The Terms of a Settlement Agreement?

 

Yes, employees have the right to negotiate the terms of a settlement agreement. They can propose changes to the terms offered by the employer, such as the amount of compensation, the wording of confidentiality clauses, or any other provisions they feel are necessary.

 

What Happens if an Employee Breaches a Settlement Agreement?

If an employee breaches a settlement agreement, such as by disclosing confidential information or pursuing further legal action against the employer in violation of the agreement, the employer may have grounds to take legal action to enforce the terms of the agreement. This could include seeking damages or other remedies through the courts.

Your Settlement Agreements Expert

Reynold Mahoney - Director

A seasoned legal professional with over 30 years experience and founder of RJM Solicitors. Dedicated to providing top-notch legal solutions and securing favourable outcomes for clients, he brings unrivalled expertise and a proven track record to every case.

Reynold RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, last
Ryan Owen, RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, l

Your Settlement Agreements Expert

Ryan Owen - Director

Ryan, a dedicated Solicitor deeply rooted in the local community, offers comprehensive legal services across all areas of law. With a rich background of collaborating with prestigious law firms, he delivers exceptional solutions and unwavering support to clients, ensuring their legal needs are met with utmost professionalism.

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