Making a settlement agreement counter-offer

If you are involved in an employment dispute, both parties will be encouraged throughout the process to reach a settlement. Once concluded, the settlement will be legally binding. It’s essential to get the terms of the agreement right. This can… Read on

Do I need a solicitor for redundancy?

Redundancy is one of a limited number of potentially fair reasons for dismissal from work. It occurs when your employer needs to reduce their workforce or close a business premises. If you are dismissed by reason of redundancy, you have… Read on

What is a reasonable settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a contract between two parties, usually (but not always) an employer and an employee, which settles the employee’s claims against their employer. The employee typically signs away their right to bring a claim in return for… Read on

Who can represent me at an employment tribunal?

If you are going ahead with an employment tribunal case, understanding who may represent you is an important consideration prior to proceedings. Can you represent yourself? If you wish to represent yourself, you can. Before you decide to do that,… Read on

Who pays for an employment tribunal?

In an employment tribunal, the normal rule is that each party pays their own costs, regardless of whether they win or lose their case. However, in some circumstances, one party may have to contribute to the other’s employment tribunal costs.… Read on

New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Negotiated exits: how to secure the best deal

Despite presiding over an IT meltdown earlier this year at high street bank, TSB, it has been reported that CEO, Paul Pester, walked away with a significant sum after resigning with immediate effect at the start of September. Clearly he… Read on

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