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Thank you. You are not obliged to accept their agreement and if you do not agree with it then you can simply continue with making your claim, rather than agreeing on a settlement now. The COT3 is the ‘easy way out’ in a sense that it settles the claim without the need for formal legal action, but it can mean that additional terms are introduced, such as the one under dispute here. Therefore, whilst you can negotiate over the contents of the agreement, if no amicable resolution can be reached, you can decide against settling now and proceed with pursuing what you are owed by making a formal claim.
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At this stage they can make the payment of the money you are owed conditional on you signing that agreement. If you are not happy to do so then as mentioned you will need to proceed with the claim and if you win then they will be ordered to pay it without any strings attached.
Thank you. Did you have any contractual restrictions preventing that?
Ok thanks, ***** ***** would be that you are not in any way involved with this new company, apart from them registering you as a director for the future. But there is no contract in place, you are not doing any work for them and you should argue that any restrictions would only apply once you start working for them.
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