All agreements invariably contain a contribution to our legal costs. This is usually sufficient if we are instructed to sign off the agreement without any amendments. Our basic role is to provide a certificate to the employers to state that we have provided to our clients’ advice that by signing an agreement, they wave their relevant statutory rights.
However, the amount of contribution is usually negotiable, and it is not unusual for us to secure reasonable increases in the cost contribution. However, there can still be a shortfall depending upon the work which we are instructed to carry out.
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We do not charge for initial telephone calls.
Please call our reception and make an appointment to come and see us. It would be useful if you could bring to the meeting or e-mail us in advance of the meeting a copy of your employment contract and a recent payslip, together with any separate non-competition agreement. We would also ask if you could ask your HR Manager to send us a copy of the agreement in word format, which will make it easier for us to amend.
We are aware of sometimes very tight deadlines being placed by employers, and we deal with these deadlines. If the agreement has to be amended, we advise employers that the agreement needs to be amended and we advise of a new appointment organised to sign off the agreement and for any relevant deadlines to be extended. This, in practice, does not cause any problems.
We like to think that we give a first-class service with settlement agreements and we await to hear from you.
Please contact Lawrence Rodkin who is a partner of the firm on email@example.com.