Deeds of Settlement and Release

Deeds of Settlement and Release are used by parties in settling contractual or commercial disputes or legal proceedings.

The Deed must very carefully:

  • record the general terms of settlement;
  • identify the cause of action or property to which the settlement relates;
  • set out releases and indemnities provided by each party which could range from partial releases and indemnities to full and final settlement of all known and unknown claims; and
  • provide for confidentiality.

Clients need to receive legal advice before entering into any Deed of Settlement and Release to ensure that the terms of a proposed settlement are suitable to the circumstances.

We advise clients with respect to the terms, and drafting, of Deeds of Settlement and Release, including:

  • providing advice as to the legal merits of an offer of settlement;
  • drafting a Deed of Settlement and Release to protect the client's interest(s);
  • liaising with other parties in relation to terms proposed to be included in a Deed of Settlement and Release; and
  • providing advice as to the terms of a Deed of Settlement and Release.

Our rates and fixed prices are lower than the prices charged by many Perth Commercial law firms because we own our offices so we don't pay the exorbitant St George's Tce rent that many commercial law firms do.

We offer fixed fees for Deeds of Settlement.  

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