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Monaco Solicitors specialises in negotiating settlement agreements (formerly called ‘compromise agreements’) for UK employees looking to leave their job with a fair exit package.
95% of our clients end up significantly better off after instructing us than they were beforehand.
Although based in London, we operate across the UK, and our friendly team of expert employment solicitors is passionate about helping employees; companies don’t have a monopoly on the law.
If you need to conduct an employment tribunal claim we are also experts in that field too.
Featured in the Independent, the Mail, the FT, the Wall Street Journal & more:
- The Financial Times & Wall Street Journal reported our ongoing whistleblowing trial on behalf of software sales employees in Central London Employment Tribunal against Reed Business Information which was selling finance software for banks in sanctioned countries such as Iran and Syria – newspaper articles here (FT) and here (WSJ). Read our comment here.
- The Independent on Sunday reported our Alex Monaco’s constructive dismissal case on behalf of a senior surveyor who allegedly discovered corruption in local government housing schemes across London – newspaper article here.
- The Mail reported our Tribunal victory of 2 years’ salary for a bus driver who was discriminated against on the grounds of disability when he was dismissed after he was diagnosed with diabetes, even though he could have done his job with medication – newspaper article here.
- The Lawyer & the Law Society Gazette reported our Alex Monaco’s case against the government for introducing unfair new employment law, as described below, articles here and here.
Settlement Agreement Calculator
Our free instant online settlement agreement calculator tells you roughly how much you should get. Click the button to try this unique tool
Negotiating settlement agreements
We start by taking detailed instructions from you, then calling and/or writing to HR on a ‘without prejudice’ (meaning ‘off-the-record’) basis. Sometimes we would recommend sending an open letter or grievance too.
If your employer will not settle amicably, then we can help you to issue a tribunal claim with minimum fuss. But before it gets to that stage, most cases settle out of court, especially if expectations are realistic. Learn more about how to negotiate your settlement agreement in our free negotiation articles here.
We are experts at negotiating with employers to get employees a fair settlement agreement deal
Signing settlement agreements
If you have a settlement agreement document that you are happy with, then you can have it reviewed and countersigned by us to make it legally binding. By custom and practice, the invoice from us is paid directly by your employer, so we will never charge you for this service.
Because we are employment law specialists, we can provide the advice over the telephone and by email and within 24 hours
Conducting employment tribunals
If you have to fight a claim because your employer won’t agree a settlement agreement, then it is important to get the tribunal claim form right, as this is the key document setting out your case. We can take care of everything for you, including the advocacy at the tribunal hearings. Also remember the very strict 3 month time limits for most claims. Read some of our articles on tribunals here.
We can help you to save on fees or just assist you with the most important paperwork – as you wish
Legal letter templates
Our free legal document and letter templates can be accessed by clicking on the button below, including Grievance Letters, Without Prejudice Letters, Tribunal Claims and Settlement Agreements. No one else gives away this amount of free advice.
Browse our Grievance Letters, Without Prejudice Letters, Tribunal Claims and Settlement Agreement templates
If you are a group of employees facing multiple redundancies, or if you are representing such a group, and you want to hire specialist settlement agreement solicitors in London or further afield, then you have come to the right place.
Advising groups of Employees
We can attend the company site and speak to large groups of employees, or act by meetings at our office in London or by phone or email. Swift turnaround time and competitive fees, but above all you can rely on our independence as we do not represent employers.
We took the government to court to fight its new discriminatory employment law
The only ones to win from this law are companies who have been proved in court to have unfairly dismissed an employee.
The cap disproportionately affects elderly, disabled and pregnant employees on lower incomes. Now if you’re dismissed whilst pregnant for example, you will only be able to claim a maximum of one year’s salary, even if you’re out of work for over a year (which you probably will be). So you will have to claim benefits, and the taxpayer will pick up the bill.
There are no austerity savings for Britain here, and the only ones to win from this law are unscrupulous companies who have been proved to have unfairly dismissed an employee. That’s why we decided to fight the government in court in order to overturn this law.
We are very relieved that the matter between Margaret and her employer has successfully been dealt with by yourself.
We are very grateful for the way you have treated Margaret whom we love so dearly . Thank you for having extended terms that empowered her to tackle the problem and to stand her ground to the very end. This brings the closure that she deserves and enables her to walk away with her head held high .
Personally I am even more pleased because you are my choice and it shows Margaret that I am always right ! We cannot possibly thank you enough for all you have done for Margaret and us while we felt so helpless during the ordeal she had to suffer.
With kindest regards,
“We cannot possibly thank you enough” – Mike and Mary de Boer
If anyone needs specialist advice Monaco Solicitors is THE firm to go to. Nicola Welchman was my solicitor, and she was fantastic. She provided me with prompt service, clear concise advice, and supported me every step of the way on a matter which was very stressful and upsetting. Would highly recommend.
“Fantastic Employment advice” – Usha Nayee
“Thank you” for gaining such a quick resolution and for always being in touch from start to finish with my situation.
“Thank You” – Jacey Costello
The service received from your company was exemplary. In a highly stressful situation such as dealing with a settlement agreement, and understanding what is being offered by your employer, and ‘is it a fair offer?’, it is imperative that the legal support given is first class. The team were efficient (always returning calls promptly and at the agreed time), always available, always friendly, and provided sound advice and guidance. For anyone who finds themselves requiring legal guidance/representation on a settlement agreement issue, I would thoroughly recommend Alex and his team.
“The service received was exemplary” – Jonathan Hammond
“Champagne is my new water!” – Jane Weill
I was looking for a trusted employment lawyer to advise on a very serious employment matter. I spoke to numerous law firms in the UK many of whom were keen to handle the case and start expensive legal costs. I found your company and was impressed by Alex Monaco who took the time to investigate the matter. Alex gave sound legal advice, and assisted throughout the grievance process as my employer tried every trick to sweep the matter under the carpet. Your company is customer centric, friendly, and by far the best employment lawyers in the industry. I strongly recommend you. It has been a pleasure working with Alex Monaco and the rest of the team. Highly recommended!!!!
“Your company is customer centric” – Kerry Famham