Settlement Agreements

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 relevant independent advisor 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 lawyers are able to assist.

One of our specialist lawyers will contact you and/or your union official within 24 hours to confirm receipt of the request for advice and the relevant documents. 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.


“I’m so thankful for the support I received from my trade union and Thompsons. Settling my case has enabled me to put my time at the hospital behind me so I can move forward with my life.” Angela, trade union member