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Settlement Agreements


What are Settlement Agreements?


Settlement Agreements, previously known as Compromise Agreements, are binding legal contracts which set out the basis upon which an employer and an employee agree to part company. Employees need to very careful about what they sign.


What can we do for you if you have been given a Settlement Agreement?


We will ensure that the Settlement Agreement is fair to you and will not cause you any unexpected difficulties in the future.


At the outset we will meet with you to discuss your personal circumstances and the role you played within your current employment. We will discuss your future employment goals and what you wish to gain from using a Settlement Agreement to end your current employment.


We will then carefully consider each clause of your proposed Settlement Agreement to ensure that it meets your expectations, safeguards your position and guarantees the availability of your future employment goals.


We will then discuss our observations and recommendations with you and fine-tune the terms on which to base our negotiation with your employer. We will contact your employer directly and negotiate on your behalf to ensure the most cost-effective and favourable outcome for you.


This negotiation frequently involves securing references in more favourable terms and increased pay outs being incorporated into the Settlement Agreement. 


How much does is cost?


Our services will not cost you a penny. Our fees are met entirely by your employer. If the figure offered by your employer is less than the industry standard, then we will negotiate this directly with them. We will never charge you any additional sums in respect of our services.


How long will it take?


We appreciate that time is frequently of the essence in relation to these cases and therefore we undertake to meet with you as swiftly as necessary and offer late weekday and Saturday morning appointments to accommodate this if required.


How do I make an appointment?


Phone us on 01592 645 772 or click here to fill in our online enquiry form and someone will get back to you.


Kirkcaldy Office

McLaughlin & Co

Evans Business Centre

1 Begg Road

John Smith Business Park



LP-19 Kirkcaldy


Tel:   01592 645 772

Fax:  01592 807 067



Leven Office

McLaughlin & Co

Fife Renewables Innovation Centre

Ajax Way




LP-19 Kirkcaldy


Tel:   01333 424482

Fax:  01592 807 067


Open Saturdays, evening appointments available.

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