Who pays the solicitor fees for your settlement agreement?

Who pays the solicitor fees for your settlement agreement?

If you have been made redundant and your employer has provided you with a settlement agreement (what was formerly known as a compromise agreement) then you need to get independent legal advice.

But who is responsible for paying for the solicitors fees for them to look over your settlement agreement and make sure you're not signing anything you shouldn't?

Your solicitor fees are normally paid by the employer

While there is no legal requirement, typically your employer will pay your legal costs.

The amount of this contribution is usually £250-£500. If you are happy with the settlement and just want a solicitor to check over the settlement agreement, most solicitors will work within the budget set by the employer. Basically you don't have to go out of pocket.

If you want to negotiate with your employer and want a solicitor's help there may be additional costs.

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