Compromise Agreements Lawyers Blogs

Compromise agreements legal blogs, published by employment lawyers and law firms with expertise in drafting and negotiating compromise agreements to help clients (including directors of companies) to work out their workplace disputes.

How do I get a compromise agreement?

by Direct 2 Lawyers May 7, 2013 Compromise Agreements

This post takes a brief look at compromise agreements in employment law and, specifically, how you may be able to negotiate with your employer for/on the compromise agreement. It looks at the following issues: What is a compromise agreement? How can I get a compromise agreement? Do I need a solicitor for my compromise agreement? […]

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BBC confirms that “gagging clauses” will be removed from compromise agreements

by London Compromise Agreement Solicitors May 7, 2013 Compromise Agreements

A BBC report released last week has criticized parts of the culture of the BBC and compelled the organisation to reform the manner in which it deals with complaints of – among other things – bullying and sexual harassment. The 80-page report, compiled by barrister Dinah Rose, and set up in the wake of the […]

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How do I get a compromise agreement

by London Compromise Agreement Solicitors April 4, 2013 Compromise Agreements

In this post we’ll take a look at compromise agreements – specifically how you can obtain a compromise agreement if you think that you’re going to be dismissed or have good grounds for resigning from your employment. In doing so, we’ll take a look at the following: What is a compromise agreement? How can I […]

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A Norwich Solicitor’s View: The Pros and Cons of George Osborne’s Shares for Rights Scheme

by GordonDean February 12, 2013 Compromise Agreements

Chancellor George Osborne’s initiative announced at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month would allow employees to swap some of their employment rights for shares in the company they are working for. Mr Osborne announced that if deemed effective, the policy would be implemented by April 2013. In a nutshell, employees would create a hybrid […]

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Can I use my company car after I’ve signed a compromise agreement?

by London Compromise Agreement Solicitors February 11, 2013 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve been asked to consider entering into a compromise agreement then you may have certain demands of your employer – one of these may be, for example, continued use of your company car after your employment ends (whether temporarily or permanently). In this post we’ll look at what a compromise agreement is, what forms […]

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Who should be advising you on your compromise agreement?

by Redmans Solicitors January 30, 2013 Compromise Agreements

If you’re entering into negotiations relating to a compromise agreement (soon to renamed a settlement agreement) then your employer has an obligation to inform you that you should obtain independent legal advice from a relevant legal adviser. An issue for employees is therefore: who is a relevant legal adviser and where can you get in […]

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Can I propose a compromise agreement to my employer?

by Direct 2 Lawyers January 9, 2013 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve recently experienced problems at work and believe that it won’t be possible to continue your employment with your current employer then you may want to resign from your job or negotiate a mutual termination of your contract. In the majority of such circumstances employees are will want to safeguard any payments that they’re […]

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Do I have to sign my compromise agreement?

by London Compromise Agreement Solicitors January 4, 2013 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve been offered a compromise agreement then one of the principal things you’ll want to know is whether you’re obliged to sign your compromise agreement or not. We’ll address that issue in this post by examining the following elements: What is a compromise agreement? How do I know whether my compromise agreement is satisfactory? […]

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Conditional contractual benefits and compromise agreements

by Redmans Solicitors December 17, 2012 Compromise Agreements

The recent case of Imam-Sadaque v Bluebay Asset Management (“Bluebay”) has received a great deal of press coverage – mainly, one assumes, because of the tale of intrigue, duplicity and wrongdoing that occurred in the City of London. In this post we’ll take a look at the case of Imam-Sadaque v Bluebay and draw some conclusions about […]

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Do I have to sign a compromise agreement?

by Direct 2 Lawyers December 3, 2012 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve been offered a compromise agreement then you’ll need to get specialist legal advice from an independent relevant legal adviser (such as a compromise agreement solicitor). If you don’t then the compromise agreement will not be valid. However, you will probably want to (and it’s certainly a good idea to) educate yourself on what […]

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How can a compromise agreement go wrong?

by Direct 2 Lawyers October 31, 2012 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve entered into a compromise agreement or have been offered a compromise agreement then you’ll naturally be concerned with not only maximizing the “upside” of your compromise agreement (i.e. increasing the compensation to you) but also with minimizing the “downside” to the agreement (i.e. preventing the compromise agreement from being disadvantageous to you). This […]

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“If I’m being made redundant and have been asked to sign a compromise agreement should I use the company solicitor or an independent compromise agreement solicitor?”

by Redmans Solicitors October 19, 2012 Compromise Agreements

This is a question we were asked by yesterday by someone who is currently undergoing a redundancy process at their employer. It is an interesting question and one that we get asked at Direct 2 Lawyers quite a lot. It’s also an important question – when you’re thinking of entering into a compromise agreement you’ll […]

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Should I compromise my unfair dismissal claim?

by Redmans Solicitors October 17, 2012 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve resigned from your employment, have been dismissed or are being offered redundancy then you may have a reasonable case for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal. If you do have a (potential) case for unfair dismissal then your employer may choose to offer you a compromise agreement. If you’ve been offered a compromise […]

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Restrictive covenants in compromise agreements

by Redmans Solicitors August 30, 2012 Compromise Agreements

Compromise agreements are commonly used to compromise potential employment litigation. In exchange for a sum of money (or some other consideration) the employee promises not to exercise their right to sue their employer for a number of things (including, among others, unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract). However, employers often require that the employee […]

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Compromise agreements – when should you seek to negotiate the agreement?

by Redmans Solicitors August 8, 2012 Compromise Agreements

Compromise agreements can be potentially tricky and daunting for employees. They generally mark a distinct change in their life (as they often terminate the contract of employment), are contentious and are written in “legalese”. As compromise agreements are so important to employees it’s understandable that they may want to negotiate some terms of the agreement […]

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Compromise agreements: 10 essential factors to consider when entering into a compromise agreement

by Redmans Solicitors July 31, 2012 Compromise Agreements

If you’ve been offered a compromise agreement then it can be a stressful time for you. You’ll want to get the best advice possible on your agreement to make sure that you’re covering all your bases and aren’t being short-changed for giving up your rights. This post therefore offers some advice on what you should […]

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A Kind of Sacking

by Tayntons LLP July 23, 2012 Compromise Agreements

How hard is it to sack an employee?  According to the Chancellor, George Osborne, the fear of unfair dismissal claims has been a significant disincentive to hiring new employees: if businesses can’t sack them later, they won’t take people on now.  But the evidence to prove it relied on anecdotes, not economics. In November, Vince […]

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Is it possible to negotiate a compromise agreement ?

by evolvedlegal July 23, 2012 Compromise Agreements

In short, the answer to the our question is yes – a compromise agreement is the form of settlement agreement used in employment law where employer and employee agree, mutually, that the employment relationship should end. Employers use these agreements as they provide finality, for almost everything which could otherwise result in a claim, with […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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