The best way is to use equivocal language such as "if you (the employer) were minded to offer me a reasonable voluntary severance package I would be inclined to accept it (or consider it seriously) This way you are not saying that you are leaving but simply saying that if they make an offer you will consider it.
I hope this helps.If there are any further points please reply.
I would wait until they make an offer before involving a solicitor and I would not mention that you are unable to return to your previous role if they are minded to make you an offer to terminate your employment anyway.It is not relevant at the moment and could just complicate things.
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