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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

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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

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Samantha K

Absolutely brilliant thank you. Caroline Lewis is a legend

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

The legal advice was clear and helpful.

Posted 1 week ago

Davinder P

Good Service

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Adrian V

I was using Redmans services for a Settlement Agreement. Very quick and professional service. The outcome was favourable and I was very pleased with the amendments and results. Pretty glad to recommend them for any type of legal advice.

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Anonymous

Very responsive, efficient, clear and supportive. Thank you! Highly recommend.

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Tiago S

Chris was always prompt to help me with legal matters that are beyond my comprehension and very helpful leasing with my former employer. I would recommend Redmans Solicitors to everyone who needs help.

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Anonymous

Fast and professional advice tailored to what was needed. Thanks for your help Chris Hadrill and team.

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Peter S

Really pleased with the outcome and the advice I had from Chris and Sacha.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Harika A

Redmans solicitor's helped me with my settlement agreement, Chris has been very helpful throughout the process.He was very prompt in his responses and made my settlement look simple.Special thanks to Caroline for her efficient communication, thorough explaination of contract terminology and negotiations.I highly reccommend Redmans solicitors for anyone seeking employment related legal help.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Very satisfying to be assured of such attention and professionalism.

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Efficient, timely and friendly support and advice

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Ahmed S

They are always on hand when you need them and provide support even when its not necessary.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nemen S

Wonderful experience.Chris was very responsive and provided an excellent service. A real professional who I would recommend to anyone

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Their guidance was clear and they provided me with all the information I required. Friendly yet professional

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris @ Redmans assisted me with an employment issue. Firstly, he was very proactive in coming back to my initial enquiry and then helped to clearly lay out the options that I had in relation to my position. He then assisted with the preparation of my case, which led to a very satisfactory outcome. I would highly recommend the quality of service & professionalism offered by Redmans Solicitors.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Great service

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris was very effective and decisive in dealing with my matter. I felt guided, and the pressure to make decisions was taken off my shoulders; he knew what needed to be done and I was happy to follow his advice. The result of the legal dispute was a great success for me. He is also kind and personable. The only thing that I would say it could be improved, is the accuracy of cost estimation at the beginning: not many activites, that could not have been forseen had to take place, but costs went up more than double in the end. Overall very good and trustworthy. I would definately recommend and use Redmans services again.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Liz P

An excellent professional service was provided by Chris Hadrill and Mel Chin. Efficient and trustworthy - would highly recommend this company.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Redmans Solicitors were great. They were able to advice me quickly and efficiently! I would recommend them, as a good solicitors to use.

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