Monaco Solicitors

Settlement Agreements for Employees


YOU ARE: an individual seeking to leave your UK job with a fair exit package. Your income will be from around £20k to £200k. You could be an employee, an entrepreneur, a manager or a director.

YOUR CASE: You could be being made redundant, or you might have a dispute at work. Disputes can include: unfair dismissal, notice periods, bonuses, commissions, discrimination, bullying, share options and more.

WHO WE ARE: A friendly team of solicitors and barristers who specialise in employment law for individuals. With over 100 years of experience between us we are based in London but represent clients by phone and email across the UK.

WHAT WE DO: we can advise you on whether you're getting a good deal. We can review and sign your settlement agreement. We can negotiate with your employer for a better deal for you, or guide your hand in negotiations. And we can go to court for you if necessary.

So whether you need to find out how much you should get, to actually negotiate a deal, go to an Employment Tribunal or just get your settlement agreement signed, we're happy to help.

95% of our clients end up significantly better off after instructing us than they were beforehand.

Our instant settlement agreement calculator, free employee guides and specialist legal letters on this website should also help you to understand more about your situation, and ensure a fair outcome.

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Representing employees

We are experts at negotiating with employers to get employees a fair settlement agreement deal
Because we are employment law specialists, we can advise you by 'phone and email within 24 hours.
  • 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.


    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.

  • Conducting employment tribunals

    If you have to fight a claim because your employer won’t give you a decent 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.

  • Multiple redundancy

    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.

    We can attend the company site and speak to large groups of employees, or advise employees by phone or email. Clients love our swift turnaround time and competitive fees, but above all you can rely on our independence as we do not represent employers.

Free template letters and documents

The letter templates and examples are listed below for you to adapt for use in your dispute with your UK employer. Just click on the icon to view the specific templates. When completed correctly, your employer will think that you have hired lawyers. which of course makes it much easier to obtain a negotiated exit package, called a settlement agreement or compromise agreement.

Settlement Agreements

Our settlement agreement templates (also known as compromise agreements) are fully up to date and compliant with the Equality Act and all other relevant legislation. Remember that each case is different, so each settlement agreement will tend to be different too.

Without Prejudice Letters

‘Without prejudice letters’ are a type of confidential or off-the-record letter, which set out the amount of money you are asking for and why. A good one can result in a decent settlement agreement, but a bad one can alert your employer to the fact that you don’t have a lawyer, so its important to get these right.


These grievance letter templates and examples will really help you to secure the settlement agreement deal which you are hoping for. Currently we have five different grievance letters, which you can chop and change to suit your case.

Tribunal Claims

These templates are examples of the details of claims for the ’ET1′ forms, used when you want to issue a claim in the employment tribunal. Most people just fill in the details on the form itself, but lawyers use a separate document to set out the claim details. This is also known as a ‘particulars of claim’ or ‘grounds of complaint’ document.

Your Team of Solicitors

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Alex Monaco

Solicitor-Advocate (All Higher Courts)
Alex believes in publishing legal knowledge on the internet for individuals to access for free, so that people can at least be well informed about their rights.
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Nicola Welchman

Senior Associate Solicitor
Nicola prides herself on a sympathetic ear and understanding her client’s needs during negotiations.
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Ellie Reeves

Ellie qualified as barrister over a decade ago and has specialised in employment law ever since. She has always been passionate about her work and about representing employees.
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Meg Pennycook

Meg is a highly skilled trial lawyer, not only will she negotiate strongly, but also provide second-to-none advocacy and representation in the employment tribunal.
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Lorna Valcin

When not conducting Employment Tribunals, Lorna heads up a nationwide employment programme delivering lectures and training to other senior employment lawyers across the UK.
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Jagjit Singh

Consultant Solicitor
Jagjit is a consultant employment law solicitor at Monaco Solicitors. He has extensive experience of successfully representing employees in Employment Tribunal cases and negotiating high value settlements on their behalf.


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