Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Compromise agreement

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This is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee in which the employee receives a financial sum, which has been previously negotiated in exchange for agreeing that they will have no further claim against their employer as a result of a statutory obligation breach.

There are a number of circumstances when such an agreement may be used, for example:

  • Redundancy
  • Mutual Agreement
  • Dismissal
  • Settle an Employment Tribunal claim

The purpose of the Agreement is to provide certainty and it is therefore important that the terms of the document are understood before agreeing to and signing the Agreement. It is actually a requirement of the Agreement that you have taken legal advice from an independent solicitor or a qualified trade union representative and in most cases the employer will pay or contribute towards your legal costs.

With this agreement, an employee waives statutory claims like unfair dismissal, discrimination or redundancy against their employer. The agreement however, will only be valid if it is in writing and the employee has received independent advice from a solicitor who has professional indemnity insurance.

Once the agreement is signed an employee will generally only be able to make three types of claim against the employer:

  1. If the employer breaches the Agreement
  2. Claims in respect of Personal Injury although the agreement may seek to specifically exclude claims in respect of injuries that you were already aware of at the time the agreement is signed.
  3. Claims in respect of accrued pension rights.
    Each agreement is required to be customised to meet the facts and circumstances of any particular case. It is impossible to adopt a universal approach when drafting a compromise agreement.

We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning employment law. Please feel free to contact us.

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.