Thompsons has a specialist settlement agreement unit providing workers with expert advice on the meaning of the contents of a settlement agreement and the implications of signing one.
In order for a settlement agreement to be valid, it is a legal requirement that the worker obtains advice from a qualified lawyer as to the meaning and the effect of signing the agreement. Where a settlement agreement is proposed to resolve a dispute between an employer and a worker, this may also include a termination of the worker's employment.
If you find yourself being asked to sign a settlement agreement, Thompsons’ expert solicitors are able to assist.
One of our specialist lawyers will contact you and/or your union official usually within 24 hours to confirm receipt of the request for advice and the relevant documents. Usually, within a further 48 hours, we will offer advice to you about the implications of signing the agreement, before arranging for copies to be sent to you and your employer.