Employment Settlement Agreements – A Complete Guide 19/07/2018 - Hybrid Delivery

This course is a hybrid live classroom course delivered via online classroom live, allowing delegates to interact with expert presenters and partake in the classroom discussions from either a computer or mobile device. 

How is it delivered?

We will have a group of delegates attend a course as usual. In the room there will be a webcam pointed at the presenter only and a microphone picking up the audio. There will also be a small number of online people watching the broadcast in real time. Questions from the online people will come into the physical room via speakers and questions from the room will be picked up by the microphone in the room. So both audiences can contribute to the discussion making it a richer learner experience.

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* Please note that each session has 15 minutes of non teaching time included, this is to ensure we have time to help you get set up ahead of your learning  
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This course will be of benefit to trainee solicitors intending to practice employment law on qualification, junior employment lawyers, General Practitioners looking to expand their offering into employment law services, HR professionals.

Course overview

Settlement agreements are one of a limited number of options available to settle employment disputes. In addition, increasing regulation of the employment relationship means that many employers choose to “short cut” process and procedure by offering favourable exit terms to an employee under a settlement agreement. This practical guide to drafting and negotiating settlement agreements will provide delegates with both employer and employee points of view and includes drafting sample clauses during the course of the day as well as tips on successfully negotiating to a concluded agreement.

Learning outcomes:


  • Describe the essential requirements for a settlement agreement to be valid
  • Identify claims that can and cannot be covered under a settlement agreement
  • Examine the contents of a settlement agreement from employer and employee perspectives
  • Recognise where specific drafting is appropriate or necessary
  • Understand the key principles regarding taxation on payments under settlement agreements
  • Identify circumstances in which an employer may rely on new S111A Employment Rights Act 1996 ("confidentiality of pre-termination negotiations")
  • Negotiate key points with confidence and resolve common sticking points
  • Assess enforcement options where an agreement is breached



6 hours

Duration of access:

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information). 

"A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

25 seats available.
Price: £420.00 (excludes VAT)