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Redundancy Lawyers

Recently we have seen a growing trend of companies struggling financially, this has sometimes resulted in staff redundancies. Redundancies particularly in Ipswich, Colchester, London, and the surrounding areas have become more common, but Attwells Solicitors Employment Team who specialise in redundancy are here to help.

If you have been recently made redundant or are concerned that you may soon be made redundant you will need to speak to a specialist redundancy lawyer to understand your rights.

Have you been made redundant and received a settlement agreement?

When your employer makes you redundant, they may offer you a settlement agreement. We have outlined what a settlement agreement is below. Your settlement agreement must be reviewed by a redundancy lawyer as soon as possible. You will be required to seek legal advice before signing any settlement agreement and usually, your employer will pay for this.

Attwells Solicitors charge from as little as £250.00 plus VAT to review a settlement agreement. This fee will likely be paid in full by your employer. We will always look to cap our fee at the contribution provided by your employer, meaning it will not cost you to instruct us.  Please call us to discuss your options or click below to receive a quote.

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Attwells Solicitors, supporting employees with settlement agreements with their employers in Suffolk, Essex & London

Redundancy lawyers – what is a settlement agreement?

Settlement agreements (formerly called compromise agreements) are legally binding agreements between an employer and employee. Your employer will contribute towards your legal costs in obtaining advice on the terms of the agreement and therefore we can offer the vast majority of our clients a completely FREE service.

When signing a settlement agreement, an employee agrees to sign away their rights to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against their employer in return for a cash sum.

Settlement agreements are used for redundancy, working disputes, or when resolving potential or actual Employment Tribunal Claims. We offer clients an online settlement agreement review service. You need only answer a handful of simple questions and a member of our Employment Law Team will review your settlement agreement and call you to discuss it, all completely free of charge.

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Negotiating your redundancy package

Our approach to settlement agreements is to offer fixed-fee advice to ensure that you will never receive an unexpected bill. Equally, as part of our jargon-free legal approach, we will unravel the complex nature of employment law and communicate in plain English.

Lloyd Clarke, Partner and Head of Employment Law, has significant experience in negotiating and advising upon substantial and complex significant settlements, all types of workplace disputes, and bringing and defending Employment Tribunal claims.

Attwells are proud that we always achieve a high rate of success for our clients. Our Feefo and Review Solicitor rating reflects this too.

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What should be included in a settlement agreement?

  • A tax-free compensation sum payable to the employee (up to a maximum of £30,000): Once you have submitted your settlement agreement for review, one of our settlement agreement solicitors can advise you on this matter. If they feel you are not receiving enough compensation, your settlement agreement solicitor will recommend negotiating on the compensation.

    Negotiating settlement agreement compensation very often represents a wise investment, given that the legal costs involved are hugely outweighed by the additional compensation received.

  • Legal fee contribution by your employer: As your employer contributes towards your legal fee, we can normally offer you a FREE settlement agreement service.

  • Confidentiality clauses: A confidentiality clause requires both the employee and employer to not disclose matters related to the settlement agreement.

  • Provision of a reference: This ensures that you are able to receive a reference from your former employer in the future, allowing you to secure future employment elsewhere.

  • A requirement for a solicitor to advise you on the terms of the settlement agreement: Our settlement agreement solicitors are able to advise you on the terms and effects of your settlement agreement within 24 hours. The quickest way to receive settlement agreement advice is the submit your settlement agreement via our legal portal.

  • Termination payments such as notice pay, holiday pay, bonus, etc: Your holiday entitlement, any bonus, plus your notice period should be paid as part of your settlement agreement. Our Settlement agreement solicitors will ensure this is paid to you.

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Redundancy Package - Settlement Agreements Review

£250plus VAT
  • Initial telephone conversation
  • Review of documentation in advance of drafting letter of advice (subject to reasonable number of documents)
  • Meeting at your local office with a specialist employment lawyer
  • Summary of advice at conclusion of meeting setting out the legal position
Lloyd Clarke
Lloyd ClarkePartner
I am a Partner of the firm and head up Attwells’ Employment Law Department. I also regularly undertake work in the areas of civil litigation, redundacy and company/commercial.

I advise employers, employees, independent contractors, businesses and individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters, regularly appearing in the Employment Tribunal.

My clients value my tenacity, attention to detail, communication and negotiation skills, alongside my supportive approach to all of my client relationships.

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Our approach to negotiating settlement agreements

Our approach to settlement agreements is to offer fixed-fee advice to ensure that you will never receive an unexpected bill. Equally, as part of our jargon-free legal approach, we will unravel the complex nature of employment law and communicate in plain English.

Lloyd Clarke, Partner and Head of Employment Law, has significant experience in negotiating and advising upon substantial and complex significant settlements, all types of workplace disputes, and bringing and defending Employment Tribunal claims.

Attwells are proud that we always achieve a high rate of success for our clients. Our Feefo and Review Solicitor rating reflects this too.

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