How do I write a settlement agreement?

It is important to draft a settlement agreement correctly to ensure that the clauses within it are enforceable and that it properly waives individuals rights to pursue a claim in the courts or the employment tribunal.   It is not possible to simply print a template and complete the gaps because it is important to … Read more

Settlement agreement waiver of claims

From the employer’s perspective, the most important clause within a settlement agreement is often the waiver of claims.   This clause requires the individual to waive his or her rights to pursue any claims in the employment tribunal arising from their employment or the termination of their employment.    The waiver needs to be appropriately … Read more

Without prejudice conversations and settlement agreements

Settlement agreements are often discussed with employees during without-prejudice conversations sometimes known as protected conversations. The reason for this is that the detail discussed during the conversation if it is without prejudice cannot be disclosed to a court or tribunal in due course. If you have any questions relating to this then speak to a … Read more

Differences Between COT3 and A Settlement Agreement

The primary difference between COT3 and a settlement agreement is at what point in the employment dispute process they are used. A settlement agreement removes the ability of the employee to make a future claim at the employment tribunal. COT3 is used before employment tribunal proceedings take place.   Here are six key distinctions between … Read more

Settlement agreement from employer

Why have I been offered a settlement agreement from my employer?   This is a very common question on most people’s lips at the state when they are offered an agreement by their employer and informed that they should seek legal advice from settlement agreements solicitors.   Why a settlement agreement has been offered by … Read more

Settlement agreement important clauses

Settlement Agreement Advice often get asked what are the most important clauses within a settlement agreement. The answer is that this depends on the circumstances of the individual case. Waiver of future claims clause One of the key clauses is the waiver that employees provide confirming that they will waive their right to pursue any claims … Read more

Settlement Agreement Guidance

What should be included in a settlement agreement?   There are a number of clauses that are ever present in settlement agreements. Of course, important for the individuals signing the settlement agreement, that needs to be clauses making a provision for settlement payments to be made to them upon their termination. These clauses will provide … Read more