Settlement Agreements - What Our Clients Say

We invite you to read some of our client feedback to see how we have helped employees with their settlement agreement processes:


'I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My solicitor, Paul McAleavey, fought hard for me and was incredibly professional. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome with great efficiency. Paul was always reachable, day and night, and I was treated like I was their most important client. My doubts were constantly reassured and the steps throughout the process were consistently thoroughly explained. I can't thank Paul and the firm enough and I’m very grateful for everything he’s done to help me. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or solicitor.' Director of a PR & Communications Firm. 

'The advice I was given was of a very high quality, technically strong and explained to me clearly. My needs were understood and the guidance on the strategy was clear and pragmatic. I was reassured about the actions I would be taking and able to be confident in the steps of the process and what we had to do. Carl was very much a trusted advisor. I felt the softer side of the advice was excellent in addressing the psychological effects of the situation and the importance of being able to get on with day to day working and personal life. I definitely received value for money.'  Head of Legal - Software & Outsourcing Company

'Paul was a great help during an incredibly stressful and complicated dispute with my employer.  His ability to identify the key issues and plan an appropriate strategy was exceptional and resulted in a settlement which exceeded expectations.  In addition to his excellent legal advice, Paul was sensitive to how such disputes can impact one’s life and that understanding made a very difficult process much easier to manage.  I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to friends and family.'  City Solicitor – national law firm

'I have the utmost gratitude for the advice and guidance you have provided throughout this difficult time. I am certain that without it I would not have achieved the favourable settlement that we eventually negotiated. Trust me, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.'  Director at a leading real estate investment firm

'Paul provided strategic legal advice that delivered an amicable end to a difficult employment situation, converting it into a win/win. His professionalism, pragmatism and expertise conveyed by a cool, calm demeanour is immensely reassuring in tough times. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul whole-heartedly.' Head of UK Client Services at a global business intelligence research company

'I wanted to say a big big thank you to you for all your help. I literally could not have done it without you and your advice has been invaluable. Should I ever need a fantastic solicitor again I will come straight to you. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in a similar situation as mine.' Senior Executive - FTSE 250 insurance company

'I worked with Paul on a settlement agreement when parting with a business, I found him to be very efficient and professional in his approach. I would happily recommend his services to anyone looking for help in this field.' CEO of Sports Nutrition Business

'Thank you again for your service. You gave me good clear advice at a very stressful time for me when I couldn't really think clearly. You explained the process clearly explaining each stage, what I needed to do and answering any questions that I had.'

'Paul McAleavey of Girlings has been outstanding in providing legal employment advice to me, compassionately managing a difficult journey for me  and negotiating a better settlement than was initially offered.  His thoroughness and attention to detail are highly commendable.  In today's volatile employment market, I have had to seek legal advice on a number of occasions; I can honestly say that Paul and Girlings stand head and shoulders above their competition.' Project Manager, Aerospace industry

'It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you, not only to see the level of professionalism afforded to me but also the courtesy & politeness in gaining knowledge of my predicament. This also includes that of the receptionist, as first impressions are important. I would therefore have no reservations what so ever in recommending, not only yourself, but Girlings to my friends & colleague's for any legal matters that they may have.'

'Paul was a great combination of both being very professional and very friendly. He made me feel incredibly at ease and was very friendly and professional throughout, I really appreciate all the help he gave me, he made everything so much easier.'

'I’m very happy with your extremely high standard of advice and professionalism.' City of London Equity Broker

'Working with Paul was a great experience in a very stressful time. Paul is an excellent professional with very good interpersonal skills, and his work is efficient, precise and thorough. Paul made the whole redundancy negotiation process smooth and easy. I do recommend Paul and Girlings to anybody who looks for professional legal advice and help.'  Senior Executive, multinational technology company

'Throughout this process, I highly valued your input, your support and your timely responses. You were always very courteous and professional. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone that may need you. Thank you again for your professional services.' Private banking professional

'I cannot recommend Paul McAleavey at Girlings Solicitors enough. Despite my complex case and English being my second language, he has been extremely patient and made the whole process a lot easier for me to understand. His friendly approach made me feel at ease throughout this stressful process while his determination and professionalism led us to achieve a favourable settlement. I could not have asked for a better service. Thank you!'

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Experienced Settlement Agreement Solicitors

Our aim at Girlings is to make your settlement agreement process as stress-free and easy-to-understand as possible – getting the best deal for you with the minimum of legal spend for you.

For further information on Settlement Agreements and other employment law issues, please contact a member of the Employment Law team.

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