As a specialist firm of employment solicitors, focusing exclusively on helping employees with settlement agreements, Settlement Agreement Solicitors’ process has been meticulously designed to ensure you receive the best possible customer experience. Our aim is to achieve your objectives quickly and efficiently, whilst making the entire process as smooth and painless as possible.
If no drafting amendments are required to your settlement agreement, we can typically complete the entire process within twenty-four hours. If amendments are required, we can typically complete the entire process within two to three working days.
We offer our same-day settlement agreement advice and sign-off service between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
We will ask you to send us a copy of your settlement agreement, your employment contract, and any other relevant documents.
We will book you in for your settlement agreement advice call with one of our specialist employment solicitors. This call will typically take between forty-five minutes and an hour, depending on the complexity of your settlement agreement.
During the call, your solicitor will review the terms of your settlement agreement with you and provide you with specialist legal advice on its terms and effects. If your solicitor finds any terms that are unfair or unreasonable, we will ask your employer to amend them.
Once the final version of your settlement agreement has been received, we will proceed to signature. The signed settlement agreement will then be sent to your employer for counter-signature, along with an invoice to cover your legal fees.
Once counter-signed by your employer, your settlement agreement will be fully executed and legally binding. Whilst our involvement will usually cease at this point, if you were to experience any issues with the payments due to you under the settlement agreement, you can contact us for further assistance at no extra cost. Whilst this scenario is rare, it provides you with the added peace of mind that we will continue to support you until the money is in your bank account.
Your employer will specify a “legal expenses contribution” within the settlement agreement itself (which is usually between £350+VAT and £750+VAT). We guarantee to cap our fees at whatever your employer’s contribution is.
Ultimately, this means that we will never charge you any more than your employer is willing to contribute, even if it ends up taking us many more hours than we expect it to.
The team at Settlement Agreement Solicitors are expert negotiators and can negotiate directly with your employer to get you the best deal possible.
Because we focus solely on settlement agreement law, there are very few situations that we have not come across before. Our expertise and experience allow us to quickly grasp your employer’s motivations and use this knowledge to secure a compensation award that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Even if you have tried to negotiate a better offer and failed, don’t worry, we may still be able to get you a much better deal. You might also be pleased to know that the negotiation process can usually be completed well within the deadline that your employer has given you.
Call us today for a free case review call and we’ll tell you whether we think your case is negotiable. If so, we can also offer our negotiation service on a Fixed Fee or a No Win No Fee basis.