Since you are used to granting tax compensation to your employer in the transaction contract, you should be informed of the tax you have to pay if HMRC disputes the payments made under this agreement. (If the above doesn`t apply to you, don`t worry, you may still be able to negotiate a settlement agreement.) For a settlement agreement to be valid, you must have used “independent legal advice” from a “relevant independent consultant”. Your counsellor may be a lawyer, lawyer or union official or a worker in a guidance centre such as a citizens` counselling office if he or she has been certified as competent for counselling by the union or counselling centre. In any event, the adviser must have insurance covering all the rights arising from the worker`s advice.