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In simple terms, a Compromise Agreement is a legally binding written agreement between an employer and an employee that is entered into on the termination of an employee’s employment. Read more...
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Compromise agreement solicitor, Roger Cheves, explains why it is so important that correct and precise wording is used in a compromise agreement... more
Compromise Agreement Solicitor, Roger Cheves on an Amendment to the Act that clarifies the definition of 'Independent Adviser'.... more
Roger Cheves, a Specialist Compromise Agreement Solicitor, looks at why most Compromise Agreements contain a Tax Indemnity clause... more
Specialist Compromise Agreement Solicitor, Roger Cheves Examines the Effectiveness of an Indemnity in a Compromise Agreement... more
Solicitor Lee Dawkins takes a look at an unusual aspect of the law governing compromise agreements north and south of the border... more
Sam Hannon reviews the decision in Geoffrey Garatt v Mirror Group Newspapers Limited 2011 and assesses its impact on the use of compromise agreements... more
Compromise Agreements and the decision in McWilliams v GlasgowStephen Moore reviews a recent EAT decision which highlights the importance of... more
Solicitor, Roger Cheves assesses what the reforms are likely to mean for employment law and compromise agreements... more
The government plans to consult on proposals to reform the Employment Tribunal system and qualifying periods for unfair dismissal. The proposals include... more
More about Compromise Agreements
At Slee Blackwell Solicitors, we deal with compromise agreements on a daily basis across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Compromise agreement in Northern Ireland is covered by a slightly different set of rules, which are best dealt with by a law firm based in that area. Our team of compromise agreement solicitors have a huge amount of experience in dealing with all forms of compromise agreement, both for employers and for employees.
Our service is fast, efficient and truly independent. And, in the vast majority of cases, it is free to employees, because the employer normally pays our fees for advising the employee on the compromise agreement.
A compromise agreement may be offered by your employer for a variety of reasons. There could be an underlying dispute, a breakdown in trust and confidence, you may have raised a grievance, be medically unfit to continue working or may not want to return to work at the end of maternity leave. In each case, we can advise you on your options and either assist you with the completion of the compromise agreement or, if we feel that you would be better advised to consider taking your employer to an employment tribunal, we can discuss the options and may be able to offer to act for you on a no win – no fee basis.
Compromise agreements are usually fairly standardised documents in terms of the clauses incorporated, in order to comply with the requirements of the acts of Parliament that govern compromise agreements. This is because they must include certain clauses whereby, if you decide to sign, you will waive your potential rights to make claims.
We will also advise you on whether the termination payment that is offered is the correct amount. There is no standard figure and each case will be different (unless the compromise agreement is produced following negotiations by your union or as a result of an earlier agreement). We will examine what is being offered and advise you of your options. Its all part of the service.
We will also advise you on the tax implications of the compromise agreement and the effects of any restrictions placed upon, for instance, your ability to work for a competitor and any requirement for the terms and even the existence of the compromise agreement itself to be kept secret.
We are aware that many employers seek to pressurise employees into signing the compromise agreement quickly. Whilst we consider this to be unnecessary and unreasonable, wherever you are, our systems mean that we are able to respond swiftly to ensure that you meet any deadline that is imposed.
Finally, it’s worth remembering that we are compromise agreement solicitors. There are many people offering advice on compromise agreements who are not actually solicitors; some of them don’t even have any legal qualifications! Care therefore needs to be taken when you are looking for advice on a compromise agreement to ensure that you are receiving it from a properly qualified compromise agreement solicitor. By choosing us you are assured that your case will be dealt with by a specialist employment solicitor who has years of experience in advising on all types of compromise agreement. Don’t be persuaded to settle for second best; after all, it’s the employer who normally pays the legal costs so make sure you pick the best. Call Slee Blackwell today.
* We guarantee that you will not be charged for advice in relation to your Compromise Agreement. We can offer this guarantee because we will recover our fees from your employer. If the employer's offer to you is not adequate you may want us to negotiate on your behalf, in which case additional legal expenses may arise for which you would be responsible. However, we would discuss this with you in advance and advise you of the likely cost before any such fees are incurred.