Thank you. it is entirely possible for the advice to be given remotely as long as the other legal requrements are met. For the settlement agreement to be legally binding the following conditions must be met:
· The agreement must be in writing.
· The agreement must relate to a particular complaint or proceedings.
· The employee must have received advice from a relevant independent adviser, such as a lawyer or a certified and authorised member of a trade union.
· The independent adviser must have a current contract of insurance or professional indemnity covering the risk of a claim by the employee in respect of loss arising from the advice.
· The agreement must identify the adviser.
· The agreement must state that the applicable statutory conditions regulating the settlement agreement have been met.
So as long as they are receiving relevant legal advice from a suitable person, this can be in person or over the phone or a video call.
Does this answer your query?