At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
There are a number of circumstances when a settlement agreement can be used, including when you want to exit an employee from the business or where an employee is threatening to raise or has raised an Employment Tribunal claim against you. Settlement agreements are also frequently used when an employee is being paid an enhanced redundancy payment.
Our expert employment solicitors, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, will guide you through the process whilst keeping things as simple as possible.
Benefits we bring
We help you avoid protracted employment disputes by delivering swift and pragmatic solutions. If you have an employee that you want to exit from your organisation we can help you achieve this in the most cost effective way.
All of the solicitors in the employment law team are highly experienced at advising employers on negotiating and drafting settlement agreements.
We have more Law Society of Scotland accredited employment law specialists than any other team in Scotland. The team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.
Our approach to fees
Our costs will always be clear and that's guaranteed. We offer fixed fee packages for advising on settlement agreements. If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.
Market standing: "They have a first-class employment department."
Chambers & Partners
"Morton Fraser ‘empowers its clients to make the right decisions’. The ‘extremely responsive and professional’ team acts for employers and employees alike and is particularly known for advising public sector clients, SMEs and senior executives."
"Morton Fraser adopts an ‘honest, two way relationship’ with clients, and is known for advising on high-profile, complex cases for private and public sector organisations... The practice also acts for a range of employee clients, particularly senior management and executives."
"Morton Fraser's deep bench of practitioners also has extensive experience in employment tribunals."
Chambers & Partners
"They are very approachable. You are always made to feel that they are happy to help and that your query, however small, is important to them."
"They are always on hand at short notice, and always able to accommodate emergency situations that crop up in the area of employment law."
Morton Fraser’s team stands out for its ‘commercial approach to difficult employment law issues’ and ‘a clear ability to mitigate risk’.
Legal 500 2018/19
'Friendly approachable and good to have on your side'.
'Very committed to making even the most tortuous things as painless as possible'.
Legal 500 2019/20
Commercial insights and ability to think around different scenarios.
Chambers and Partners 2020
They are a great team to work with and they very much recognise the importance of the personal element of the solicitor-client relationship.