Settlement Agreements

Expert Settlement Agreement Advice in Derby

Settlement agreements, formerly known as compromise agreements, are legally binding documents that play a crucial role in resolving disputes between employers and employees. At John M Lewis & Co, our team of experienced solicitors in Derby specialises in providing expert guidance on settlement agreements to protect your interests and rights.

What is a Settlement Agreement?

A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between an employer and an employee. It typically outlines the terms and conditions under which an employment relationship will come to an end. These agreements are often used when both parties agree to resolve employment disputes, such as terminations, grievances, or claims, without going through the lengthy process of litigation.

Why Seek Professional Advice?

Obtaining legal advice is a legislative requirement when dealing with settlement agreements. It ensures that you have advice on the terms and effect of the agreement so that you know precisely where you stand. Whether you are an employer or an employee, having a skilled solicitor by your side can help you navigate the complexities of these agreements.

How John M Lewis & Co Can Assist You

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    Initial Consultation: We’ll begin by conducting an initial consultation to understand your specific situation and objectives. Whether you are an employer or an employee, we tailor our advice to meet your needs.

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    Review of Terms: Our solicitors will draft the agreement, or thoroughly review the terms and conditions of any settlement agreement provided to you to ensure they protect your interests. We’ll explain the implications of each clause and make any necessary recommendations.

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    Negotiation: If you are an employee, we can negotiate on your behalf to improve the terms of the settlement agreement, including the financial compensation offered. As an employer, we’ll help you negotiate an agreement that protects your interests and complies with legal requirements.

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    Legal Compliance: We ensure that the settlement agreement complies with the statutory requirements prior to signature.

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    Document Preparation: Our team will assist in drafting or amending the settlement agreement to reflect the negotiated terms accurately.

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    Signing and Execution: We’ll guide you through the signing and execution process, ensuring that all parties fully understand their obligations and rights.

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    Post-Agreement Support: After the settlement agreement is signed, we continue to provide support, including assistance with any post-agreement issues or disputes in the unlikely event that these may arise.

Why Choose John M Lewis for Settlement Agreement Advice in Derby?


Our solicitors have a proven track record of success in employment tribunal cases, handling a wide range of matters.

Tailored Solutions

We understand that every case is unique. We provide personalised legal strategies to address your specific needs and goals.

Clear Communication

We believe in transparent and open communication with our clients, keeping you informed throughout the process.


We offer competitive and cost-effective legal services, ensuring you receive excellent value for your investment.

Navigating settlement agreements can be a complex and sensitive process. Whether you are an employer seeking to protect your business interests or an employee looking to secure a fair deal, John M Lewis & Co is here to provide expert guidance and support. Contact us today to discuss your settlement agreement needs in Derby.

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