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Employment Solicitor - Settlement Agreement Service For Employees
Cambourne, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, London, Suffolk, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and nationwide across England.

My office address in Cambourne is conveniently located for access from Cambridge, Royston, Melbourn (Cambridgeshire), Ely, Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives (Cambridgeshire), Chatteris, Bedford, Biggleswade
and Sandy as well as Melbourn Science Park, Cambridge Science Park, St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge Research Park, and Granta Science Park.

Call now for a free no obligation telephone consultation on: 01223 597832 or contact me by e-mail at mlb@melaniebestlawyer.co.uk

How I Can Help You

I am a solicitor, qualified for over 25 years, who specialises in personally providing employees with independent legal advice about Settlement Agreements, also known as Compromise Agreements.

Before you sign one it is vital that you fully understand the content and consequences. One important effect is that you would be giving up rights to bring employment related claims against your employer. You need to understand what this means before you decide whether the Settlement Agreement is a good one for you.

When you are offered a Settlement Agreement it will usually have been drafted to protect your employer's interests rather than yours. I can negotiate on your behalf to even up the balance. This may take the form of negotiating the compensation package, the wording of the agreement, or the inclusion of a reference.


What You Can Expect From Me

To the point, prompt advice in plain English.

The Cost

The employer usually agrees to pay my costs and, if so, wording will be included in the Settlement Agreement about this. In that case, and if you are satisfied with what is in the Settlement Agreement, you will pay me nothing at all.

If you are not satisfied and wish me to negotiate the compensation being offered, your employer will not meet my costs of doing that. Therefore, in advance, I will agree with you a charging rate for that work.

The costs paid by your employer will usually cover my negotiating the wording of the Settlement Agreement. However, if the Settlement Agreement needs substantially rewriting I will try to negotiate a higher figure for my costs from your employer. If the employer does not agree to this, I will only make a charge to you if I have discussed and agreed that with you in advance.


Generally it will not be necessary for us to meet, as I can instead advise you by telephone and e-mail. However, I am of course happy to meet if you would prefer. Generally, meetings take place at the Cambourne office address below. If circumstances require, it may be possible to arrange to meet at office facilities available for use in:

Melanie Best Employment Lawyer  

Brentwood, Borehamwood, Cambourne, Cambridge - Histon, Cambridge - Castle Park, Cambridge Services, Chelmsford, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, London (including at Canary Wharf, Euston, Leadenhall Street, Throgmorton Street, Oxford Street and London Victoria), Luton, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Peterborough, Potters Bar, Rickmansworth, St Albans and Watford.

Any none e-mail correspondence should be sent to my office address at: Melanie Best Employment Lawyer, 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DP.


I am committed to providing my clients with high quality legal advice and client care. However, in the event of complaints, these will be handled in accordance with my Complaints Handling Policy, a copy of which is available upon request. Please note that a complainant who is dissatisfied with my handling of their complaint can ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider it and that time limits apply. The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 9WJ, telephone 0300 555 0333, enquiries@legalombudsman.org.ukwww.legalombudsman.org.uk


Sole practitioner: Melanie Best LLB (Honours)
1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DP
Tel: +44 (0)1223 597832 | Fax: +44(0)1223 598 001 | E-mail: mlb@melaniebestlawyer.co.uk

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