Settlement agreements

Settlement agreements

You may be asked to sign a Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a Compromise Agreement) if you are being made redundant or if your employment is being brought to an end for some other reason, perhaps following a disciplinary process or breakdown in the employment relationship.

When a Settlement Agreement is signed, the employee agrees to give up their right to bring a claim in an Employment Tribunal or Court and accepts a sum of money in return. To be legally binding, the employee must take advice on the terms of the Settlement Agreement from an independent solicitor.


Your employer will make a contribution to the legal costs. In most cases this will cover the cost of our advice, leaving you with nothing to pay.

Legal guidance

A Settlement Agreement can be complicated and it is very important that you take advice quickly.

At Tayntons we have extensive experience in advising employees on the terms and effect of Settlement Agreements and in negotiating the terms of the Agreement with the employer to ensure that our clients receive the best settlement. We are here to assist you in getting the best possible terms and in ensuring that your position is protected.


Covid- 19. (Coronavirus)

Our Employment department remains open and active at this time. All of our staff are ready and equipped to work remotely. Appointments for existing and new clients’ can take place via telephone conference (or in some cases video link.)

If you are an employer looking for advice on Settlement Agreements, please visit our services for businesses page.

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    • Used Tayntons for an employment issue (settlement agreement). Must admit I’d been dreading it, having not used a lawyer previously. I received first class, straightforward, clear advice and documentation from Tayntons which meant that what could have been an awkward and acrimonious time was handled smoothly and effectively, I would recommend this company unreservedly. – Mr B

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