Settlement Agreements Advice in Edinburgh

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  • Complete transparency on fees
  • Quick appointments
  • Local Edinburgh based team
  • Experienced Employment law solicitors

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Edinburgh based Employment Solicitors

Being presented with a settlement agreement (formerly known as compromise agreements) by your employer can be unsettling and daunting. Though circumstances vary, you are most likely to receive a settlement agreement when your employer is suggesting bringing the employment to an end.

By law there is a legal requirement that a Solicitor reviews and explains the terms of the settlement agreement to you before you have to sign anything. So if you've been offered a settlement agreement by your employer we're happy to provide advice.

Turn around times are often tight for finalising settlement agreements and you may require legal support fast. We can almost always accommodate same-day appointments, including outside normal office hours.

We will explore any potential claims you may have (such as unfair dismissal, discrimination claims, a right to a redundancy payments, etc) and what you will be forgoing by signing the agreement.

We have a specialist team based in Edinburgh who can help you no matter where your employer is based. Our Edinburgh employment solicitors have been working hard to ensure clients understand their legal rights and remedies before signing up to settlement agreements or compromise agreements for over 15 years. 

We have a number of Solicitors who are listed as 'Leaders' in the field by legal directories and accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as Employment Law specialists so you know your in safe hands.

We can provide sound practical advice in a sensitive and confidential manner. When making an important decision that affects you and your family, you need to know that you are in safe hands. Quality is at the heart of what we do.

Get in touch with our Edinburgh based team now for quick effective settlement agreement advice.

I recently I found myself in an employment dispute with my multi-national employer; Scott (Milligan) at Harper Macleod was an effective specialist friend, who empowered me to achieve a fair settlement. - HM Client

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Make sure you're getting a fair deal, speak to our employment team now. Call us on 0131 247 2534 or use the form below to send us your details for a chat about your settlement agreement.

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Why use Harper Macleod to review your settlement agreement

Contact us on 0131 247 2534 or use the form below to send us your details for a chat about your settlement agreement.

  • Complete transparency on fees: Most of the time employers will make a contribution to your legal cost (which will cover your fees) however if there is an additional cost we will always be upfront and transparent about our fees and would not do additional work without consulting you.

  • Wherever you are based: Employment law is UK wide so we can advise in all settlement agreements whether your employer is based in Scotland or the rest of the UK.

  • Near you: As well as Edinburgh we have four other offices across Scotland so you can come in to meet us at a location near you to discuss your settlement in person. We can also conduct meetings over the phone for you convenience. 
  • Quick appointments: From our Edinburgh office right next to Haymarket station we can accommodate quickly arranged appointments, including outside normal office hours. We will be able to work within your employers timescales.

  • In safe hands: Dawn Robertson is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and also the Law Society of Scotland Employment Law Group, so you know you are in safe hands. 

  • Your opinion counts: When making an important decision that affects you and your family, you need to know that you are in safe hands and that we will always listen to your needs.

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Local Settlement Agreement Solicitor

Scott advises clients in the private, public and third sector on a range of employment law issues, including matters arising throughout the whole employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination of employment. 

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