Director and Senior Management Terminations

If you plan to move to a new employer, or you believe your current employer is planning to force you out of the business, we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice at an early stage.

Experience in Executive Level Terminations

The detrimental financial impact of leaving an employer that provides benefits such as bonus plan, share scheme and long-term incentive plan (LTIP) can be significant. Our employment solicitors specialise in director and senior level exits and can strategise and, where necessary, negotiate a suitable exit for you.

In addition, you will want to understand whether your present contract of employment restricts your freedom to move to another employer via provisions such as post-termination restrictions. Again, our specialist solicitors can help you navigate this minefield and minimise the risk of high value legal proceedings.

Our employment solicitors can:

  • Advise you on the enforceability of post-termination provisions in your old employment contract (e.g. confidentiality, post-termination restrictions)
  • Provide information and advice on breach of contract issues
  • Provide you with a strategy for negotiating an early exit
  • Negotiate more favourable exit terms including giving you more freedom when you leave
  • Advise on any shareholders agreements, bonus schemes etc
  • Negotiate and advise on settlement agreements

Why choose Trethowans?

When you reach a high level in your career, your financial package and employment restrictions can become complex. Each situation is unique but our solicitors have the skills and experience to achieve a successful outcome for you. We don’t sit on the fence. We will give you clear advice and direction, explain your options and importantly, help you to make informed decisions. Trethowans’ employment lawyers advise both individuals and businesses. As such, we offer a deeper insight into an employers’ approach and response when terminating the employment of directors and senior managers.

With extensive experience of guiding clients through difficult employment relationships, our employment solicitors understand that difficulties in the workplace can have a significant impact on your life. We are down-to-earth, honest lawyers who take time to get to know you and your situation.

We are a leading Firm recognised in the Legal 500 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023. The Employment Team is also ranked for Employment Law in the South.

For expert advice on negotiating, changing, or enforcing your employment contract, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced employment solicitors on 0800 2800 421.

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