Deed of Release (Guarantor)

Deed of Release (Guarantor)

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This Deed of Release is entered when the parties agree to put an end to a dispute between them.

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The release component of these deeds has the effect of preventing either party from pursuing the other party for any further claim which has been the subject of the dispute. A common use is where an employee is being paid a redundancy amount. In those circumstances, the employer and employee execute a deed of release and it is agreed that the payment of the redundancy amount will bar any further employment-related claims.

The deed of release for employment should always be set in writing and properly signed by both parties. A written record can help protect a business if any questions or legal issues arise regarding the dispute settlement. 

Use this Deed of Release if:

  • You would like to bring a dispute between you and another party to an end;
  • You would like to prevent either party from pursing the other party for further claims;
  • You want to follow all the proper processes in settling a dispute; and
  • You would like to have a record of the settlement of a dispute in the event of any legal action.

What does the Deed of Release cover?

  • Evidences the settlement deal between the parties;
  • Informs the recipient that no further claims in relation to the dispute can be brought in the future; and
  • Sets out the relevant settlement payments.

Other names for Deed of Release include:

  • Deed of Settlement and Release;
  • Waiver Deed;
  • Waiver Release Deed; and
  • Deed of Wavier and Release.

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