In order for a settlement Agreement to be legally binding, you must seek advice from a qualified solicitor. Your employer will pay your legal fees however you have the right to choose a solicitor of your choice. MWG's expert employment law solicitors can provide you with clear and concise legal advice on the terms of agreement and alternative options which may be available to you.
MWG's specialist employment solicitors provide:
Same day appointments
Expert advice on the legal effects of signing a settlement agreement
Expert legal advice on alternative options to signing a settlement agreement
What is a compromise agreement? A compromise agreement also known as a settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement either during or following the termination of your employment and which brings your employment to an end. It is recognised by statute and it is the only way you can validly "contract out" of your employment law rights.
How can MWG help?
Our employment solicitors can advise you of the options available to you from your initial consultation, and can help you draft documentation and gather evidence in support of any action. We can also help you to :
Negotiate the best settlement figure
Give you advice quickly and clearly, same day service available through urgent appointments
We will ensure that you know how the settlement agreement will affect you
To find out the options available to you, contact one of our employment solicitors on:
0161 835 2446
It is important to appreciate that strict time limits exist in Employment law, meaning that any delay in acting could prevent you taking action all together. If you would like more information, please contact one of our Employment law lawyers to briefly discuss your matter with us for free with no obligation.
How much does it cost?
Your employer should be expected to pay the legal costs between £300 - £500 (plus VAT) depending on the nature and complexity of the case. These fees are likely to cover all legal aspects of a straightforward case. However in more complicated cases your employer may be required to pay upto £2000.We always attempt to cover all our legal fees from your employer instead of you ' our client.
Why should you use MWG?
We have a team of dedicated employment law specialists. We will give you clear advise on the implications of signing a compromise agreement. We will ensure you obtain a sum that represents the stength of your claim
What happens after I sign the agreement?
Once the compromise agreement has been signed by all parties, it usually takes 7-21 days, however sometimes these payments are made through your employer's payroll, on the day that you would normally get paid.