Settlement Agreements

Employment Settlement Agreements

Unfortunately not all employment relationships work out and sometimes you need to part company with the employee. Employment settlement agreements are frequently used in redundancy situations; however, they can be used to confirm the terms of settlement in any employment dispute.

We are experts in negotiating, drafting and advising on settlement agreements for a wide range of businesses and for employees up to senior executive and company director level.

If an employee is leaving as a result of a restructuring of your business, we will work closely with our Commercial & Corporate team who can provide specialist advice on the restructure.

Having taken the time to understand what you want to achieve, we will provide clear, commercial advice on the terms and effect of any package being considered including whether it represents a reasonable settlement. If appropriate we will include post termination restrictions on the employee to protect the future of your business. We will ensure that the employee is not able to come back with a court or tribunal claim at a later date.

To speak to an employment law expert who can help with settlement agreements or any other employment law issue please call, email or request a call back from one of our specialist employment lawyers.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is an employment and commercial litigation solicitor of more than 15 years' experience.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.

“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.

“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.

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