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    About Settlement Agreement Solicitors

    Our specialist employment solicitors are settlement agreement experts – offering advice and sign-off on your settlement agreement or help to negotiate you a better deal

    A bit about Settlement Agreement Solicitors

    Settlement Agreement Solicitors is the UK’s only law firm 100% dedicated to helping employees with settlement agreements.

    If you have lost your job or are being forced to leave, you deserve to be treated respectfully, fairly and be compensated appropriately. We are committed to helping you achieve this outcome.

    If you are working to a tight deadline, our solicitors offer a same day telephone advice and sign-off service. If you are looking for a better deal, our expert negotiators can negotiate with your employer on your behalf to achieve your financial and non-financial objectives.

    Why Settlement Agreement Solicitors is different

    Settlement Agreement Solicitors Ltd is a modern law firm and we strive to efficiently help you with your settlement agreement in a straightforward, secure and simple manner. We do this by utilising our significant experience, contemporary IT facilities and focus on customer contentment to provide our services across England and Wales.

    We have offices in London, Manchester and Bournemouth and we can assist you no matter where you are based in the country. Our team of specialist employment solicitors offer a Nationwide, remote service, by telephone and online.

    If you are looking for a specialist law firm to assist you, then look no further than Settlement Agreement Solicitors. But don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of independently verified customer reviews on Trustpilot. We are in fact the number one ranked employment law firm in the country. Call us today and experience our 5-star service for yourself.

    Meet our team

    Get to know a few members of the Settlement Agreement Solicitors team and what they do.

    Patrick Knight
    Managing Director

    Patrick founded the business in 2020 and is the creator of our unique Exceptional Customer Experience approach to delivering settlement agreement advice. Under Patrick’s leadership, our caring team is tasked with treating every client with the highest levels of professionalism, empathy, support and understanding. Patrick is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in launching and scaling-up businesses that do things differently and disrupt the industry incumbents.

    Jarred Bold
    Legal Director

    Jarred joined our business in 2021 and he is our Legal & Compliance Director. An accomplished solicitor with over 17 years of practising experience, Jarred leads our team of senior employment solicitors to provide first-class legal advice to our clients, delivered with a warm and empathic approach. As well as being a highly experienced Settlement Agreement Solicitor himself, Jarred also manages our regulatory compliance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

    Martin Kravchenko
    Product & Artificial Intelligence Director

    Martin joined the business in 2022 having previously founded a company that helped law firms run more efficiently through the use of technology. Martin is responsible for defining and deploying our day-to-day technology, systems and processes so that our solicitors and client care teams can provide our clients with an exceptional customer experience, every time. Under Martin’s leadership, our firm is leading the way when it comes to our use of cutting edge technology.


    James Fairclough

    James is an accomplished board level executive with 25+ years of experience at some of the world’s most respected consumer focused and innovative companies (including the AA, P&G, Sky, IWG and Simply Business). James is a successful Angel Investor in digital start-ups and e-commerce businesses that leverage technology and a deep understanding of consumer needs to disrupt the status-quo. Formerly a Non-Executive Director at SuperAwesome – the world’s leading Digital Marketing Platform for Safe Kids Advertising, he is also the Non Executive Chair of Kindred for Business.


    Catalin Ciocov
    Technical Director

    Cata brings over 20 years of experience in building web applications and services. He ensures we stay at the forefront of legal technology, using cutting-edge technologies to transform traditional legal processes and improve customer experience.

    Reena Sharma
    Senior Solicitor

    Reena qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and is an expert in employment law. Reena specialises in settlement agreements and is able to negotiate the best possible outcome for clients, particularly where there are issues with performance, misconduct or discrimination. Reena is friendly and approachable and is able to build a positive and collaborative relationship with her clients.

    Kevin Wilson
    Senior Solicitor

    Kevin qualified as Solicitor in 2005 and is the holder of a Masters Degree in Legal Practice Management. Kevin is an experienced litigation & employment lawyer and is able to advise on and negotiate complex and high-value settlement agreements. His down to earth and friendly approach make him a firm favourite with our clients. In addition to working full-time as a Solicitor Kevin has held a position as a visiting lecturer at BBP Law school.


    William Mackenzie
    Senior Solicitor

    William qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and is highly experienced in all aspects of employment law. William joined our firm because he enjoys helping employees with settlement agreements. He is skilled at resolving situations in a way that allows the employer and employee to move forward positively and amicably. William is able to advise employees on complex settlement agreements where restrictive covenants and share options are a factor.

    Sarah Bunker
    Senior Solicitor

    Sarah has been a specialist employment law solicitor since 1992. She has worked with both businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment and human resources issues. Sarah’s passion for employment law is driven by her ability to assist and support her clients through what can be a very challenging time. Clients value that Sarah is a calm and effective negotiator with an eye for detail. Sarah’s specialisms include settlement agreements where discrimination and whistleblowing are a factor.

    Angalee Pandya
    Senior Solicitor

    Angalee graduated in Law and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Since qualifying, she has specialised in Employment Law acting for both employers and employees and advising in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She provides clear and strategic advice to her clients, who benefit from her extensive experience covering the whole range of employment issues from the early stages of dispute resolution right through to Tribunal proceedings.


    Nick Bailey
    Senior Solicitor

    Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has specialised in employment law cases since 2000. He has advised and supported both employers and employees on the law. He has a postgraduate degree in industrial relations and employment law.


    Christopher Joseph
    Senior Solicitor

    Chris has 17 years of experience in private practice and specialises in Employment Law. As a consultant solicitor Chris acts for employees in advising on and negotiating settlement agreements and will provide professional, robust representation for those wishing to maximise their severance package. Chris has an excellent manner with all of his clients and will provide a straightforward, plain English advice to you on the terms of your settlement agreement and what they mean for you. Chris also works as a litigator in Employment Tribunal matters and brings with him a wider understanding and depth of experience in relation to employment matters and the settlement of your claim.

    Tanya Birkett

    Tanya qualified as a solicitor in 2022 and joined Settlement Agreement Solicitors in 2023, having previously worked in public defence litigation. Tanya uses her experience dealing with difficult negotiations and sensitive relationships to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. She joined the firm because she is passionate about helping people with settlement agreements, and treats her clients with an empathetic approach.

    Paul Crane
    Client Care Manager

    Paul joined the business in 2021 and he is part of our senior management team. His primary responsibility is to make sure that our clients cases run smoothly and efficiently and that our clients feel supported during what is undoubtedly a very difficult time. Paul trains and leads our growing team of client care specialists. Paul strives to deliver an excellent service to all clients to ensure their settlement agreement experience is as stress free as possible.

    Tony Hobson
    Client Care Manager

    Tony joined the business in 2021 and he is part of our senior management team. His primary responsibility is to make sure that our clients cases run smoothly and efficiently and that our clients feel supported during what is undoubtedly a very difficult time. Tony trains and leads our growing team of client care specialists. Tony strives for every client to have the most positive experience they have ever had with a law firm and he consistently achieves this goal.


    Taf Haque
    Client Care Specialist

    An organized, results-oriented Customer Service Professional with an excellent track record of significantly increasing service quality, sales, and customer base. Outstanding communication, relationship-building, and influencing skills; competent in building customer relationships that inspire confidence and loyalty.


    Stephanie Knox
    Client Care Specialist

    Stephanie joined the business in September 2023, with a significant background in health care and customer service management. Stephanie always applies a client focused approach, striving to ensure that clients feel supported throughout the process. Stephanie deals with customer queries in a professional and competent manner. Stephanie has a very keen eye for detail and dedicates her time to providing great customer journeys. Stephanie is a great team player and prides herself in making a positive difference to the experience of our clients.


    Donna Thompson
    Client Care Specialist

    Donna joined the business in 2023, she brings with her 30 years of exceptional customer service and passionately prides herself on her empathetic approach. Donna has a real drive and determination to provide the very best service to our clients by putting herself in the customer’s shoes.


    Jessica Scully
    Client Care Specialist

    Jessica joined the business in 2023, bringing a strong foundation of customer service within high-end hospitality and business support. Known for her adaptability within hands-on and proactive work environments, with a detail- oriented and focused approach, enabling her to excel in customer engagement, whilst fostering a strong sense of teamwork. Calm and professional under pressure, Jessica is dedicated to delivering excellent results within a fast-paced environment.

    Company Details

    Settlement Agreement Solicitors Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

    Solicitors Regulation Authority number: 801426.

    Employment Lawyers Association number: 15016.

    Registered in England & Wales with company number: 12589585.

    London Head Office: Thomas House, 84 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PX

    Bournemouth Office: 7 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN

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