Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality.

Would you like to rely upon post-termination restrictions to protect the organisation from a departing employee’s actions?

It’s all well and good complying with the law, but you also need to make the law work for you.

We can help you do this by drafting tailored and detailed post-termination restrictions in your contracts of employment. Having gained an understanding of your business and your ways of working, the restrictions we draft for you won’t be off-the-shelf and you’ll be in a far better position to defend your organisation from former staff who wish to poach your ideas, know-how, staff and customer connections.

If required, a swift and focussed letter from us drawing the attention of a former employee to the error of their ways often provides the desired result without the need to commence legal proceedings.  If legal proceedings are necessary, we will help you take urgent and decisive action including applications for court injunctions to protect your business.

When you’re recruiting, we can review any restrictions in the current contracts of potential staff and advise you on their enforceability.  This will depend not only upon the actual wording of the restrictions, but also the circumstances in which the individual is leaving their previous employment.  Taking some timely advice will either give you peace of mind or put you on notice of any potential risks.  In either case, you’ll be better informed when making future decisions about your wider business.

Services We Provide.

  • drafting tailored and detailed post-termination restrictions in your contracts

  • help you take urgent actions involving applications for court of injunctions to protect your business

  • reviewing contracts of employment of prospective staff

Quick Contacts.

Our Process

Please contact us if you have an employment-related query. We will check whether we can act for you and, if so, we will confirm the terms and conditions of our retainer with you in a client care or engagement letter

Wherever possible, we will provide you with a fee estimate before carrying out any substantive work on a matter. If we provide advice over the telephone, we will not confirm the advice in writing unless specifically requested to do so. If we are required to carry out any follow-up work to a meeting or call, we will provide you with an estimated timescale for the completion of your work, factoring in any urgency

When providing ad hoc advice, we will usually render a bill to you on a monthly basis. Otherwise, we will bill you on completion of a specific item of work

Please contact a member of the employment team.

We want to hear about any issues you have relating to Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality

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Data Protection & Privacy (Employees).

In our ever more computerised world, organisations handle data relating to customers, employees or other individuals on a day-to-day basis. The protection of this personal data is a key foundation to those relationships and individuals trust those who deal with their data to keep it secure and not to use it for improper purposes

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