Our 'advice only' service is designed for circumstances where you're content with the terms of the settlement and simply want to have the agreement concluded as soon as possible.
If we agree to provide an 'advice only' service we'll do the work for the contribution to legal fees being made by your employer. While we reserve the right to request an increase in the contribution from your employer, you won't need to pay any additional fee.
If, having been advised about the effects of the settlement agreement, you no longer wish to agree to it, you will still need to pay us the 'advice only' fee but our fee will be restricted to the amount that your employer would have contributed had you signed the agreement.
Advice and negotiation
Our 'advice and negotiation' service is designed for circumstances where you are not content with the level of compensation being offered or any significant term in the settlement agreement (such as a lack of reference or inclusion of restrictive covenants) and you want to have the settlement agreement negotiated on your behalf.
We will charge for this service based on how much of our time you need. Before starting we will advise you of the hourly rates that we will charge. We will also advise you of the likely level of our fee.
If you use our 'advice & negotiation' service, we will attempt to negotiate the legal fees contribution made by your employer so that it covers our fee. There is usually a limit to the level of fees that an employer will contribute but we will try to maximise this as much as possible to minimise the amount that you pay.
You will require to pay the difference between the contribution that your employer is making and our total fee (if it is greater than the employer contribution).