Next Steps: fixed fee settlement agreement advice

Next Steps is Bellevue Law’s fixed fee settlement agreement service.

Being offered a settlement agreement to leave your job can be a difficult experience. Whether this is due to redundancy or for another reason, it is often an uncertain time, and you are likely to have many questions. We are here to help you through it.

Headed by Susanne Hartigan, our Next Steps service provides you with expert advice from one of our highly experienced ex-City lawyers on the terms and effect of the proposed agreement.

In most cases, our fee is covered by your employer, so there will be no cost to you.

The Next Steps service covers a review of your employment contract, draft settlement agreement and any cover letter, a phone or Zoom call to explain the terms of the agreement and your options and answer any questions you may have, preparing an email to your employer requesting any changes you’d like and reviewing a revised version of the agreement.

This service is suitable if you are broadly content with the commercial terms of the proposed agreement, and want to exit the business as well as possible. If you need more detailed advice or representation, our experienced team is also on hand to provide this.

Here are some kind words from previous clients about our settlement agreement service:

Redundancy is a stressful time, therefore it was amazing how much [my lawyer] helped and went above and beyond. I was very happy with the end result she delivered, but more importantly, her guidance throughout the process was reassuring. She provided useful advice, attention to detail and always responded in a timely manner.

Bellevue Law were exactly what you’d want from any lawyer - responsive, thoughtful of your needs (including keeping costs down), straight talking, effective and excellent advisors. I can’t rate them more highly.

Everything about Bellevue Law was to a high standard, and I am very grateful to have had [them] working with me during my redundancy settlement. The process was managed very well, and [my lawyer] kept in touch with me as my situation evolved. She agreed an up-front cost, based on my former employer's cap, and stuck to it... Overall I found it to be a relatively smooth, and educational, process.

[Bellevue Law] was great to work with. Going through something like a redundancy can be quite stressful and the uncertainty of what is to come next is always on your mind, but [my lawyer] was able to walk me through everything and really be in my corner…. Thank you!

The Team

Employment Lawyers



Florence is the founder of Bellevue Law and a solicitor specialising in litigation, dispute resolution and employment law.


Senior Consultant

Rachel is a specialist employment lawyer who advises employers on all UK HR-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious.


Senior Consultant

Leigh is a specialist employment lawyer who advises employers and employees on all UK HR-related matters.


Senior Consultant

Imogen specialises in employment law and trained at the leading international law firm Mayer Brown.


Senior Consultant

Pauline specializes in employment law. She has acted for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the private and public sector.


Senior Consultant

Victoria has over 10 years' experience of advising both employers and employees on employment law.