May 24, 2005
UK settlements: Be specific
Drafting settlement agreements in employment disputes is going to be more difficult in the U.K. In a recent decision the Court of Appeal knocked out attempts to use a broad phrase like “in full and final settlement of all statutory rights” on grounds that the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires that settlement agreements must specifically “relate to the particular proceedings.”
Lawyers Simon Jeffreys, Alexander Green, and Anthony Fincham of London’s CMS Cameron McKenna LLP have advice for those who have to draft agreements to settle employment claims.
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