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Summary

How Chris Hadrill, a specialist employment solicitor, represented a client in settlement agreement negotiations and secured the client an increase of £3,500 to their redundancy package, as well as other amendments to the settlement agreement.

Situation

Anton (not his real name) worked for a global financial technology company. He was approached by his employer and informed that he was to be made redundant. Anton was not happy with this and instructed Redmans to negotiate the settlement agreement for him – in particular, Anton wished to increase the value of the ex-gratia package under the settlement agreement, as well as negotiate the reference and release him from the non-compete clause that he was bound by under his contract of employment. Chris Hadrill, the partner in the employment department at Redmans, advised Anton on his matter.

What we did

Chris called Anton to discuss his concerns about the termination of his employment and the requirements that he had for the settlement agreement. Chris took on board Anton’s concerns and represented him in his settlement agreement negotiations. He went through Anton’s settlement agreement in depth with him, discussed what amendments should be made to the agreement with Anton, and negotiated the settlement agreement terms directly with Anton’s employer.

Chris negotiated a higher value of settlement agreement (an increase of £3,500 to the ex-gratia value) for Anton. He also managed to persuade Anton’s employer to amend the reference, as well as for a relaxation of the non-compete covenant that Anton was bound by under his contract of employment (his employer wasn’t prepared to release him from the entirety of this). Finally, it was agreed that Anton’s employer would increase their coverage of legal fees under the settlement agreement so as to cover the majority of Anton’s legal costs for the advice.

The result

After a short period of negotiation, as detailed above, Anton’s employer agreed to increase the value of the ex-gratia sum by £3,500 (to a sum equal to three months’ gross salary for Anton), to pay Anton out for his notice period, to relax the non-compete clause that Anton was subject to under his contract of employment, to amend the reference as Anton had requested, and to cover the majority of Anton’s legal costs. It was also negotiated that the terms of the agreement – and the reason for Anton leaving his employer – would be covered by a mutual confidentiality clause and that Anton would receive an agreed reference from the business in the future.

Chris Hadrill, the specialist employment solicitor who dealt with Anton’s case, commented on the case: “I was  delighted to negotiate Anton’s settlement agreement for him, and was delighted with the result that was achieved for Anton. I wish Anton the best of luck in the future and we’re always here to talk if advice is needed on employment law”

Please note that all of the names used for clients and third parties in this article and other articles are anonymised (unless expressly stated otherwise) to protect client confidentiality

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

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    Testimonials

    4.80 Average

    346 Reviews

    Anonymous

    I dealt with Chris Hadrill who was very knowledgeable and professional. To provide some context, I raised a grievance with my Employer and with the help of Redmans received a settlement offer. I have secured alternative employment and would recommend Redmans overall. I was very satisfied with the service I received and would rate it as 5 star.

    Posted 7 hours ago

    Danielle T

    I contacted Redmans in regards to a situation I needed dealing with with my employer. This was resolved within a week of initial contact and I couldn’t be happier. Both Chris and Sacha were brilliant and couldn’t have been more helpful! Thanks guys!

    Posted 1 day ago

    Anonymous

    Quick proccessing of my Redundancy agreement.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Fantastic support during a difficult time! Chris was fantastic, from the first conversation all the way through a difficult process. Chris supported me with a settlement agreement and his counsel was invaluable. The company I worked for tried to suggest some solicitors that they knew would simply rush through an agreement. Thankfully I found Chris and the Redmans team, what a relief! They fought for me and allowed me to keep my focus on the next stage in my career journey. If I go through anything similar in the future Redmans will be my first point of call!

    Posted 5 days ago

    Anonymous

    Quick responses to all inquiries. Supportive and provided top-notch service. Extremely pleased with the outcome and would recommend to anyone in need of legal advise.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Ben H

    Good, quick and informative service.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Edward W

    I liked Mel Chin's approach to my inctruction. She provided clear advice and explained things in a manner that I understand. I rated her service 5 out of 5.

    Posted 1 week ago

    James B

    Great and prompt service- would recommend and use again!

    Posted 1 week ago

    Emma L

    Excellent service. From start the team where efficient and helpful, the whole process was made easy on a very stressful and upsetting situation. They worked well to support my situation and negotiate. Would highly recommend. Thank you to Chris, Sacha and the team.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Brian H

    I must say, not seeing any of you and doing all on-line works very well. Very pleased with the service and would recommend you. Fantastic service. Many thanks Brian Haines

    Posted 1 week ago

    Sheenu A

    Professionals with excellent quality of work.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Maris T

    I recommend Redman's Solicitors. Chris was very helpful and informative. He provided a speedy and efficient service at a reasonable price.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    quick response, friendly staff, my issue was smoothly done. superb

    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Overall I was very satisfied with the service I received. Right from making initial contact to being contacted by Chris Hadrill. He was easy to talk to, friendly and professional and gave sound advice. I would certainly use Redman's again. Thank you for all your help, Chris. I would rate my experience as 5 star.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Jane K

    4 stars for quality of advise. the team are good but it feels rushed sometimes and hard to contact.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Arabella B

    I am so grateful to Caroline Lewis at Redmans Solicitor’s for helping me with my Unfair Dismissal Case. I was seriously impressed how easy Redmans made the whole case, and am very happy with my Settlement. I have recommended your firm to at least 5 people in the last 3 months.. Thank you Caroline and everyone at Redmans. You are Brilliant .

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    Highly professional and efficient service.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Tanya T

    I had the pleasure of Chris and Sacha’s experience with a work matter. They made me feel at ease with the process and explained everything thoroughly. Would happily recommend Redmans especially Chris and use them if needed I’m the future. Thank you!

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    I used the services of Redmans solicitors and was a quick outstanding service I engaged them in a settlement agreement after been made redundant extremely professional at all that was done and would definetly use them again

    Posted 1 month ago

    Adrian A

    Spot on support, enough to get the matter at hand sorted. No beating around the bush, no nonsense - got the job done and we all moved on.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Mark Q

    Five Stars I was most impressed by the attention, courtesy, speed and above all, professionalism in dealing with my Settlement Agreement. I would certainly have no problem in recommending this firm to anyone in need of their services.

    Posted 1 month ago