Creativity is not something which is normally associated with us solicitors, but I encourage all those who are advising on settlement agreements – either for employers or for employees – to think tangentially. Doing so will be to the benefit of our clients and our pockets.Unknown unknowns

When presented with the terms of a settlement agreement by your client, please remember that this is not a fait accompli. Most employers and employees have no idea of what is possible in a settlement agreement. With the exception of a few necessary specific terms, a settlement agreement is a standard contract, the terms of which can be pretty much anything (within reas...

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