Unfortunately not all employment relationships work out and sometimes you need to part company with the employee. 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.
Jane specialises in commercial litigation and employment law acting for both employers and employees in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has also over recent years carved out something of a niche in the field of mobile homes legislation acting for an owner with a number of sites.
Having studied geography at University College London Jane worked for a number of years in the aviation industry which has given her a real insight into the challenges faced by most businesses. Jane qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 before joining Hart Brown in 2011 and becoming a Partner in July 2018. Not only is Jane our specialist in employment law but she is also a prolific blogger within Hart Brown. You can find many of her articles on the 'News' section of the website.
Jane often receives praise from her clients:
“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”.
And outside work:
1. What was your first car?
Mini Metro – I did not drive it much as it was always on the back of a tow truck.
2. Where is your favourite travel destination?
San Francisco because it has a relaxed atmosphere.
3. What advice would you give to a trainee solicitor starting their career now?