Your employer will usually make a contribution towards the solicitor’s fee and they will tell you in advance the amount that they are prepared to contribute. In most cases, the contribution will cover the solicitor’s costs and the employee will not be required to pay anything.
However, your employer may not contribute where you decide not to sign the Settlement Agreement and the costs will be payable by you. If you require additional work, such as negotiations with your employer or advice on the merits of the Settlement Agreement, the solicitor’s costs may not be entirely covered by your employer’s contribution.
For further information contact a member of our Employment Law team