I wondered whether anyone had any recommendations for a local employment lawyer? This is to support me through an exit process with my current employer (I am leaving via a settlement agreement). I don't need masses of legal advice as I work in HR and the situation is very amicable.
If you work in HR and it's an amicable settlement, do you need a lawyer to get involved? In my experience they only try to rack up the settlement amount - unless there is a real issue of unfairness somehow which the employer is trying to get around and the employee really has a potential claim, in which case they should get advice. But if it's an amicable settlement, it sounds like you're happy your not being duped and the legal advice is just fulfilling a step in the process.
Could you not amicably agree to forego the advice and your employer gives you some of the money they'd otherwise end up paying the lawyers?
I think I have found a local solicitor who can help. My company will pay up to £500, so in line with the market. I'm only used to dealing with big employment law firms, which are likely to be expensive, hence I wanted to find a local firm.
I've been using Which Legal for employment law advice, £68 for the year for any legal advice and if you work in HR this may be sufficient...you could call them to see if this would work for you..