London, United Kingdom, June 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Darlingtons solicitors, compromise agreement specialist solicitors and lawyers based in London launch new website.
The new site is designed to answer, in plain English, the most common of questions about compromise agreements. These agreements, which are also commonly referred to as redundancy or termination agreements, have become increasingly common in the current economic environment, due to the increased number of redundancies.
The essence of a compromise agreement is an agreement between employer and employee to mutually terminate the employment relationship, regardless of any background issues relating to redundancy or other potential claims, such as unfair dismissal, discrimination or other. In short, the employee waives almost every right to make a claim against the employer and in return, the employer generally pays the employee, an extra amount, over and above contractual entitlements, for signing the agreement.
Commenting on the new site, Ben Jones, Senior Employment solicitor at Darlingtons, said “we are delighted with the new site. There are many good sites on compromise agreements on the web, but the approach we took was to ensure we provided answers on the site to the most usual practical questions our clients ask. Clients expect lawyers to know the law, but we try to add value by giving advice, based on our experience, and not just state what the law is. For example, for obvious reasons, many clients who have not been offered a compromise agreement previously, really want to know whether the offer made to them is within a range of offers we would expect, based on experience.”
Darlingtons specialist lawyers have dealt with many compromise agreements which cover a multitude of different situations and different employees, including senior executives, City of London staff, traders and others. These agreements only apply under UK law and are Government created, as frankly, the government has a vested interest in seeing potential claims resolved before they reach the Employment Tribunal, which is free to use and a significant drain on government resource.
Employment law is a highly political area generally and is very statutory based ie Government not Judge made law. It is further complicated by the interconnection between UK created law, which is generally, in it’s application, more favourable to employers, with European Union law, which is generally more favourable to employees.
For more information, or immediate advice and assistance on compromise agreements, please contact Darlingtons using the details below, and please do visit the website; all feedback is gratefully received:
Darlingtons solicitors, 48 High Street, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7EQ
Telephone 0207 125 0194