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Executive Severance

Severing ties with a director or senior executive comes with countless decisions about how to protect your business.

Executive Departures

Severing ties with a director or senior executive comes with countless decisions about how to protect your business. They have the same employment rights as other employees if the reason for dismissing them is not a fair one, or your company fails to follow the correct procedure. If you do not give them the notice they are entitled to under their service agreement, directors can claim wrongful dismissal or breach of contract. If they believe their dismissal is related to a factor protected by law, such as disability or race, they can also make a claim for discrimination.

If you need to terminate a senior executive’s appointment, knowing whether you can discuss it with them without facing a claim for constructive dismissal and whether terms will need to be recorded in a settlement or compromise agreement, are essential.

Poole Alcock’s employment lawyers can negotiate a settlement with the individual, as quickly and cost effectively as possible for your business, ensuring the correct legal processes have been completed. We will advise you on the contractual payments that are due, as well as the implications for the director’s benefits package.

In addition, our commercial lawyers can help you to manage the transfer of shares and obtaining shareholder approval for compensation, register the resignation or removal with Companies House and safeguard your business from loss of confidential information, intellectual property rights and client connections.

Our dedicated team of employment lawyers can offer expert guidance and advice on all aspects of executive severance. With a track record of supporting employers throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, we can help you follow the correct legal procedures that will influence the impact of executive departures on your business.

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If you’re an employee, Enter your details below to see whether your settlement value is fair. We will contact you to discuss your settlement figure using the contact details provided. If you’re an employer discussing ending or terminating an employee’s contract through redundancy or with a settlement agreement, we can help too. To protect your business you must ensure the process is fairly handled.

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