Your employer will almost always offer a contribution towards your legal costs for advice on the meaning and effect of the settlement agreement. The employer’s contribution is usually enough to cover the cost of providing advice to an employee, and so there may not be a charge to you for our work.
This does not mean that we have any connection to, nor owe any obligation to, your employer. If we are instructed by you, we are your solicitor not your employers, and we will give the best advice for you.
You may wish to negotiate the terms of the agreement that your employer has suggested. We can support you with this. If this takes more time than your employer has funded, negotiation will be charged at our standard hourly rate
. However, where negotiating the terms for a better financial settlement, this investment pays for itself.