Settlement Agreements May 2020

Settlement Agreements

In order for a Settlement Agreement to be valid and binding the employee must have received advice on the terms and effect of the agreement from an independent legal adviser. The adviser must be clearly identified in the written agreement and their advice must be covered by insurance.

If an employee does not receive independent legal advice, then the Agreement will not be valid and will leave it open to the employee still to bring claims against the employer.

Settlement Agreements are a very useful way of ensuring that employer/employee disputes (or possible disputes) are concluded without the need for either side to resort to legal action.

If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement by your employer or if you require a Settlement Agreement drafting contact Melissa Hamilton now on 01606 536804 or email

Here at mosshaselhurst we are still able to offer advice via the telephone or video conferencing during the coronavirus pandemic.