Kayleigh is a recent LLB Law graduate from the University of Sussex and currently assists Lauren Chambers and the team in the Litigation department.
Kayleigh’s hopes for the future are to develop and pursue a career in law. She says that “One of the biggest assets of working for Barwells is that it feels like a family and they truly care about their clients”.
In her spare time Kayleigh enjoys dancing and taking to the skies learning to glide.
Nobody would dispute that one of the sad repercussions of these difficult months is the fact that a large number of people may find themselves being made redundant or being offered a settlement agreement.
A settlement agreement is an agreement between you and your employer where you give up your right to bring any claim against the employer in exchange for a sum of compensation. In some settlement agreements the compensation sum can be quite high but in others the offer can be relatively modest.
A settlement agreement can cover situations where there is a potential redundancy, disciplinary, or where parties simply wish to no longer work together but the employer wants to comfort of knowing that the employee will never be able to bring a claim against them.
In an ever increasing technologically developing world, and particularly whilst we have all been in lockdown, the use of electronic signature is of course becoming more wide spread. There is a growing area of dispute as to whether a document has actually been signed in the legal meaning of the word. It is of course accepted that when someone signs a document by hand, they understand that they are signing a document, but can the same be said when the document has been signed electronically?