This is an important and complex area of the law affecting both employers and employees.


Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements are governed by employment law. Employment law was originally developed in order to protect workers who may not fully understand their rights, or the contracts they are signing.

This is where the employment solicitors at GSB come in. It is our job to explain these rights to you and educate you on how to protect them. We can advise you on the terms of the settlement agreement and the financial settlement on offer.

If you are offered a settlement agreement, there is a legal requirement that you consult with a solicitor to obtain independent legal advice on the agreement as soon as possible.


Settlement Agreement drafting

Settlement agreements are extremely important, but also very complex documents. They can be drawn up for any number of reasons, and can be proposed by both parties, though typically are proposed by the employer.

They are legally binding contracts that can be used to end employment on a set of mutually agreed terms, or can resolve an ongoing issue in the work place.

The drafting of these documents is incredibly complex. Not only must they satisfy all parties and prevent any further disputes, but also be in accordance with the ever changing and fluid employment law. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of experienced and fully qualified solicitors, such as those at Graham Stowe Bateson.

To find out more about our employment law services just call us on 0113 246 8163.