Your employer is likely to offer to contribute towards some or all of your fees in obtaining legal advice on the document. They usually offer a fixed sum, which will often be sufficient to cover advice on a straightforward settlement agreement, where you are happy with the terms of the offer.

Where you require our assistance in improving the terms of the settlement agreement, or if the matter becomes contentious to the point where it looks like your fees will exceed the contribution on offer, we will seek to negotiate this figure up. If we consider it likely that there will be a balance payable by you we will discuss this with you in advance.