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What is a settlement agreement? | Employment law

Settlement agreements or compromise agreements, as they used to be called, are commonly used but what are they? Here’s our Top Five Tips on Settlement Agreements: 1 – Simply put, Settlement agreements are a legal contract between an employee and employer which settles claims or potential claims against the employer, usually in return for money….

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Pre Nuptial Agreements – what are they and do I need one?

Pre Nuptial Agreements are agreements that couples make prior to marriage or forming a Civil Partnership which sets out how they wish for their property, finances, pensions and other assets to be dealt with should their relationship break down. The document must be drafted correctly and the recommendations which have been set out by the…

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Settlement Agreement

If you have been provided with a Settlement Agreement by your employer you will need to seek independent legal advice before signing it. Thursfields’ employment team has extensive experience in advising employees in relation to the rights that they could be waiving, if they sign the Settlement Agreement. Settlement Agreements are a legally binding document…

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Lauren Cope

Lauren is an employment solicitor in our Solihull office. Lauren trained at Squire Patton Boggs and qualified in 2019. Lauren advises on all aspects of contentious and non contentious employment law. Her work includes advising businesses on day to day employment issues such as redundancy, unfair dismissal, managing poor performance and maternity pay advice. She…

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Emma Monk

Emma qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 following the completion of her training contract at a City of London firm based in Lincoln’s Inn, London. She has continued her career working in highly reputable legal firms and as a result, Emma has a wealth of experience and is able to assist employers and employees with…

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“Off the Record” Conversations | Employment law

Many employers still believe that an “off the record” conversation is the way to exit an employee from their business without risk. The law allows for a “protected conversation” but that protection only extends to certain circumstances and must be conducted in the right way. There are times where a conversation can be had and…

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Legal expert from Thursfields to deliver employment law update in Worcester

Thursfields Solicitors is to deliver an employment law update in Worcester to the regional branch of an international accountancy association this spring. Lisa Kemp, an Associate Solicitor in the Employment department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, will be speaking on Saturday 16 March at the Hereford & Worcester branch of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)….

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HMRC Tightening Rules on Termination Payments

Exit packages and settlement agreements are often proposed on the basis of tax-free monies being given to the departing employee. In future, business owners and HR practitioners will need to ensure they understand the impact of recent changes to the law on the taxation of termination payments before making such offers. What does the law…

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With disputes rising post-lockdown, there are innovative options to avoid court

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge economic damage in the UK and worldwide. This will inevitably lead to more commercial disputes. Why? Because agreements may no longer fit for purpose as they did not contemplate what would happen to rights and obligations in the event of a pandemic. From leases to employment disputes, and from…

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Harbinder Gosal

Harbinder was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and has worked as a specialist family solicitor since she qualified .Harbinder has worked in Manchester, the Black Country and Birmingham and previously headed up a department and was a director at a large Birmingham firm. She prides herself in listening sympathetically to her clients and offering…

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Bernadette Mackie

Bernadette is an experienced personal injury lawyer, admitted as a solicitor in 1990, advising in relation to all types of claims including those arising from road traffic accidents, tripping/slipping accidents, accidents at work, Criminal Injuries (CICA), product liability and clinical negligence. She has a wealth of experience of traumatic brain injury and amputation claims and…

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Keeping the stable door bolted – Family law

Managing equestrian assets on divorce… Family law affects different individuals and families in a myriad of different ways –circumstances, objectives and agendas come together to make each case unique and specific to the individuals involved. For those who live, work or play in the equestrian world and who need family law advice, there is however,…

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