What to look for in a legal advisor for advice on your settlement agreement
Posted on 7th December 2021 at 11:39
Settlement Agreements are not legally binding unless you receive independent legal advice. Your employer knows this which is why they usually pay a solicitor to advise you. So how should you choose a solicitor to advise you? Here are the things we think you should consider:
Find a legal advisor who will explain the Agreement in words you understand, not legal jargon. If you don’t understand your Agreement, you can’t make a confident decision.
Experienced in Settlement Agreements
The advice you receive is very important to you. Look for an advisor or firm who are experienced in providing advice on Settlement Agreements. Check their reviews to see what others have said about them.
Ready to help you
Find an advisor who responds promptly to your enquiry for help. A good legal advisor will know that you are working to a deadline set by your employer and will want you to be able to make a reasoned decision without being rushed into it.
Understand the cost
Make sure you understand who is paying for the advice you are given. In most cases this will be your employer but for some work, you may need to pay. If you aren’t sure, a good legal advisor will clarify this for you before you incur any costs.
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