Planning for Senior Employee Exit Strategies

Securing the exit of a senior member of your organisation takes careful advanced planning.

David can advise on the options available to you and (from his experience of also acting for senior executives) the possible reactions you can expect when you put your plan into action.

There is usually a range of termination options ranging from summary dismissal for serious misconduct through to garden leave.  The risks of claims is clearly a key factor and David can advise on the risks and related cost involved,  allowing the business to make a commercial decision and move on.

Care must be taken in dismissing, not only to avoid possible claims but also to avoid invalidating valuable post-termination restrictions.

David is known for giving straightforward commercial guidance on such potentially high-risk matters.

If you decide to approach the senior executive you need to be clear on what you are trying to achieve and there may be benefits to following a script.  The choice of how you make the approach will have an impact on to what extend your discussions with the senior employee can remain hidden in the context of later legal action.

Sooner or later in most cases, senior executives can be persuaded to move on and David can lead or support settlement negotiations.

If you would like tactical advice on planning to exit a senior member of your organisation (from CEO to director/management levels) please contact David on 020 3603 2177.