Berkshire, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/11/2014 -- Settlementagreements.co.uk is a free introductionary legal service which guarantees that a user of the website will be put in touch with a solicitor, in their locality, within the same day. Usually, the introduction is made within minutes.
The new website is completely independent of the legal firms it makes introductions to and all enquires are treated in complete confidence. It does not give legal advice, but does have general guidance on a number of legal issues.
In the legal profession, settlement agreements used to be known (prior to 29 July, 2013) as compromise agreements. They occur when a sum of money changes hands and both parties reach a binding agreement. The monies paid are known as a “settlement sum”, or “termination sum”. This might occur during a redundancy process, or other form of an employment being terminated. Each agreement has to be certified by a qualified lawyer (a solicitor, or barrister), in order it to be legally binding.
Duncan Cumming, owner of settlementagreements.co.uk, said: “More and more people are finding themselves subject to settlement agreements and we have created this online service, which we consider to be the most advanced available, as an aid for people struggling to find the right legal adviser to use and trust. If you are not regularly involved in the legal profession, then trying to find the right solicitor for your needs can be a nightmare.
“So our service is there to help people quickly, and without fuss, find the right person, or firm for them. It is completely free to use and the site, although it does not offer legal advice, does contain a great knowledge of articles and employment law advice. It is the first port of call for anyone looking for a legal representative in their area.”
About Settlement Agreements
Berkshire based Settlement Agreements (settlementagreements.co.uk) offer free help & advice on all matters relating to Settlement Agreements . Our Expert Employment Solicitors offer local support and can advise you by telephone, email or in person at your convenience inside or outside office hours.