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Who can be a relevant independent adviser for the purposes of advising on a settlement agreement under ERA 1996, s 203?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/09/2016

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Who can be a relevant independent adviser for the purposes of advising on a settlement agreement under ERA 1996, s 203?
  • Definition of relevant independent adviser
  • Qualified lawyer
  • Contract of insurance or indemnity

Who can be a relevant independent adviser for the purposes of advising on a settlement agreement under ERA 1996, s 203?

Definition of relevant independent adviser

‘Relevant independent adviser’ for the purposes of a giving advice on the terms and effect of the proposed agreement and, in particular, its effect on his ability to pursue his rights before an employment tribunal, in order to meet the conditions for the settlement agreement to be legally binding, means:

  1. a qualified lawyer (a barrister, solicitor or other authorised advocate or litigator)

  2. an officer, official, employee or member of an independent trade union who has been certified in writing by the union as competent to give advice and as authorised to do so on behalf of the union except where the union is the

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