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  • "Chris (Holten) was more than helpful and understanding in what became a difficult matter for me. He exercised a great deal of patience, explained things clearly ... I would certainly recommend him and Slee Blackwell and would return to him in future. his knowledge and expertise was greatly valued and appreciated."

    C. Fowler, Devon
  • "I would highlight the complete professionalism throughout my case. A friendly informative 1 to 1 basis, not always telling you what you want to hear BUT advising you what you MIGHT be in for. I will have NO hesitation in recommending Slee Blackwell and in particular, Lee Dawkins. I am a 100% happy client."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    R Piper, Spain.
  • "I was satisfied with all aspects of the service  that I received. Thank you."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    K. Bowlzer, Derby.
  • "Very helpful, very friendly. Thank you for everything you have done."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    V. Hibbert, Derbyshire.
  • "I am very grateful to James McNally and his secretary. They were just 'brill'. They handled my case with the utmost care."

    (Personal injury claim)

    P McGregor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • "James McNally helped me to receive the maximum compensation for my injury."

    (Personal injury claim)

    T. O'Brien, Brighton, Sussex.
  • "Throughout the process Chris (Holten) kept us informed with professionalism and sensitivity. His kindness was greatly appreciated."

    S. Edwards, Calstock, Cornwall.
  • "Naomi (Ireson) provided an excellent service from start to finish. Her communication skills are excellent which helped to contain our anxiety during the stressful periods of the case. We always felt she was on our side and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a similar service."

    J Preston, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
  • "Thank you again … In fact I can’t say it enough. Neither can my mum. She sends a huge thank you too. the relief is incredible, my life has changed beyond belief and I couldn’t have done it without you."

    E.W. Taunton, Somerset.
  • "I would like to say from the moment Chris (Holten) took my case on he immediately made me feel more at ease. Chris was always confident and polite and would always explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. I thank him very much for making me feel I was his only case the whole way through. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris is an absolute credit to your firm and I would have no qualms in recommending him to others should they require his expert advice."

    A Staff, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Settlement Agreements Solicitors in Taunton

Legal advice on Settlement Agreements throughout Somerset

Our specialist employment law team are here to help employees and employers with Settlement Agreements. 

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding document that sets out the terms of a settlement between an employer and employee.  It usually provides for the employee to receive a sum of money in return for agreeing not to bring a claim against the employer. 

For a Settlement Agreement to be effective the law says that the employee must take specialist legal advice.  When we advise on a Settlement Agreement we consider a range of factors, including:-


  • When and how the settlement payment will be made;
  • The tax position;
  • Confidentiality;
  • References. 

In most cases our service will COST YOU NOTHING.  This is because the employer will normally pay for the Settlement Agreement. 


A Settlement Agreement allows employers to manage employment disputes and regulate their financial exposure with minimum business disruption.  It also enables the employer to ensure that the settlement includes key provisions in relation to confidentiality and restrictive covenants. 

We will advise you on the most appropriate terms of compromise and draft the Settlement Agreement to ensure that the settlement package is entirely suitable for your business needs. 

To speak to our employment team call Taunton 01823 354545 or email us.  

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