Settlement Agreements

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Expert advice from a Settlement Agreement Solicitor

“Thank you for the excellent service. The Solicitor made a very difficult situation manageable, with a swift outcome” Royds Withy King Client

If you require advice on a Settlement Agreement, it is vital that you take advice from an experienced employment solicitor.

The Solicitors in our team specialise in employment law only and regularly advise both individuals and companies on all matters relating to settlement agreements and negotiations.

At the appointment we will review your situation carefully and advise you on the Settlement Agreement in plain English. Your Settlement Agreement solicitor will provide you with tailored advice to ensure that the agreement is worded correctly and adequately compensates you. This will always include advice in relation to:

  • Any legal claims you are giving up
  • Negotiating an increased settlement where required
  • Obtaining an agreed reference
  • Taxation

We understand that our clients are busy people and wherever possible we will book an appointment for the next working day.



“The solicitor gave me confidence that I could seek redress and negotiated a successful outcome”

“A brilliant service from the first call through to the final settlement”

“The solicitor was incredible helpful, honest and a pleasure to work with”

“The solicitor was very helpful from start to finish. He explained everything clearly and exceeded expectations”

“The solicitor achieved a much better result and took away the strain”

Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Handles a full range of employment matters including advice in relation to employee shareholder schemes, business restructuring and employment litigation. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are a brilliant team and great support for businesses. They’re also very friendly and approachable.” Work highlights Advised an individual in an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal brought by Oxfordshire County Council, who appealed an Employment Tribunal judgment that the individual had been subjected to unlawful whistle-blowing detriments. Notable practitioners: Mark Emery (Band 3) has experience advising claimants and respondents on employment litigation, as well as working with businesses on general advisory matters. Sources say he “provides excellent advice and documentation.” Lauren Harkin (Associate to watch) is known among her clients for her “excellent understanding of employment law.” She is experienced in defending Employment Tribunal proceedings involving all aspects of discrimination. Malcolm Gregory is a Recognised Practitioner.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

Richard White (Band 2) of Royds Withy King “has been superb in his approach, exceedingly knowledgeable and really understands business,” according to one client. He regularly advises employers on matters such as redundancies, discrimination cases and business transfers.” Chambers 2017 South West

“At Royds Withy King, department head Malcolm Gregory handles employee shareholder schemes, restructuring, pension cap applications and TUPE matters, while Richard White predominantly acts for employers and has strength in tribunal claims.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King’s highlights included successfully representing an in-house solicitor in a disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against a former employer. Practice head Malcolm Gregory is recommended alongside tribunal and mediation expert Mark Emery.” Legal 500 2016 South East

A first rate service which I'd recommend with pleasure. Much appreciated.
David Dunsmore


By law, you need to take independent legal advice before signing the Settlement Agreement.

Your employer will normally contribute towards the cost of the advice and in most cases you will pay nothing for the initial appointment. We will invoice your employer directly.

Wherever possible we will try and book you an appointment within 24 hours of your enquiry. If, after the appointment, no further work is needed, we can send the signed Settlement Agreement to the company after the appointment.

Each Settlement Agreement is different but the level of compensation is often dependent on your length of service, your contractual benefits and the value and merits of any claims you are giving up.

It is crucial that you discuss this fully with your solicitor. At Withy King we regularly negotiate better terms and increased compensation for our clients.

Generally compensation of £30,000 can be paid tax free. We will review your agreement to ensure your compensation is tax efficient.