Specialist Settlement Agreement Solicitors
Monaco Solicitors, formerly Compromise Agreements Ltd, is a solicitor’s firm specialising in negotiating settlement agreements and resolving employment law disputes for employees only. Although based in London, we operate across the UK, and our team of expert employment solicitors is passionate about providing individuals with the highest quality legal advice. The free settlement agreement calculator, written articles and legal templates on this website should help you to understand more about your case and ensure that you are treated fairly.
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 here to try this unique tool.
Negotiating settlement agreements
We are experts at negotiating with employers to get employees a fair settlement agreement deal. 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.
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, or we can help you to save on fees and just assist you with the important paperwork – as you wish. Also remember the very strict 3 month time limits for most claims. Read some of our articles on tribunals here.
Legal letter templates
Our free legal document and letter templates are here, including Grievance Letters, Without Prejudice Letters, Tribunal Claims and Settlement Agreements. No one else gives away this amount of free advice.
We took the government to court to fight its new discriminatory employment law
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. Read the full story here.
“Thank you” for gaining such a quick resolution and for always being in touch from start to finish with my situation.
Settlement agreement signing:
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.
From H.J. re a settlement agreement
From a very happy client:
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!!!!
from ‘S.V.’ re a whistleblowing tribunal
“I recently contacted your firm with view to securing your services to deal with my termination on health grounds by my ex company Abellio. I would like you to know that although I have never had to go through this process before, i am very impressed at the time and information feedback I have received in relation to this matter.”
David Hoggett from London
Your team knew what they were talking about and they were genuinely interested in helping me. They were the only ones who made it very clear that if there wasn’t a case, they wouldn t be able to help me. They took time to listen to what I was saying and understand the complexities of the situation. If it wasn’t for you, I d have had a full breakdown.
Susan H., from Swindon in Wiltshire