Thompsons Solicitors is a recommended advisor to Royal Mail employees. As a firm that has been committed to workers and the trade union movement for the last 100 years – we have never represented employers – we are uniquely positioned to provide you with expert legal advice on your settlement agreement.
Following Royal Mail’s announcement of plans to make thousands of staff redundant, employees have begun receiving settlement agreements this weekend, with more to follow over the coming weeks.
The UK’s largest trade union law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has a dedicated unit of expert lawyers supporting those facing redundancy by providing independent legal advice regarding their settlement agreements.
Frequently asked questions
What is a settlement agreement?
A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract used by employers to set out terms and conditions to end an employment relationship. Settlement agreements are often used to avoid the full redundancy process, and usually involve an employee receiving a payment.
Do I need legal advice?
Yes, employees receiving a settlement agreement must receive independent legal advice before signing.
This is where our settlement agreement solicitors can help. We can provide each Royal Mail employee with independent, personalised legal advice regarding the terms of your settlement agreement. If required, we will help you negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement with your employer, supporting you to get the best possible deal.
How much are legal fees?
Employees should not be charged for signing a settlement agreement. The cost of legal advice is usually covered by the employer and stipulated within the agreement. Thompsons Solicitors will not charge you more than your employer’s contribution towards legal costs, and you will receive 100% of your settlement agreement payment. We will not take any deductions.
Why should I choose Thompsons?
Thompsons has a highly experienced settlement agreement unit that has supported thousands of people in positions very similar to your own. We always strive to get employees the best possible terms, putting them in the strongest position to begin their next chapter.