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We routinely advise employers and senior executives in relation to the drafting and enforceability of post termination restrictions and employee confidentiality requirements, often referred to as restrictive covenants.

All businesses should ensure they have appropriate post-termination protection in place in relation to their senior employees. Otherwise, you risk key employees leaving with important information and customer or supplier contacts and the ability to compete and damage your business. It is also important to ensure this protection is kept up to date to ensure it remains enforceable.

We draft documentation on behalf of clients to maximise the prospect of the enforceability of such provisions, together with taking steps to protect our clients’ interests to enforce restrictions.

Such steps often include pre-action correspondence with individuals, their new employers and their legal representatives, together with a full range of appropriate legal remedies. Such as actions for recovery of damages and enforcement by way of injunctions.

Our employment team are ranked and recognised by the prestigious Legal 500 in 2017 edition, as a Tier 2 law firm, therefore you can be assured that you will receive a quality service and legal advice to reflect this.

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Our Approach

Our employment solicitors are dedicated to assisting and advising on how to achieve your business objectives in the most efficient and practical way. We pride ourselves on providing straightforward and bespoke advice tailored to your business requirements and resources.

We understand that employers need to be decisive and act calmly but quickly in the context of the current coronavirus crisis.

Your work will be carried out by a qualified solicitor in the team, who knows your business requirements best. Work is also carried out at the appropriate level, depending on the complexity, sensitivity and importance of the matter. 

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives and in relation to costs. We are aware that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients, especially at a time when businesses are challenged by sudden and dramatic changes to economic circumstances.

As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We then provide cost updates on a regular basis. We are also happy to discuss fixed fees and retainer arrangements and agreements if that is helpful.

Our Experience

Recent examples of work in this area include:

  • Drafting tailored restrictive covenants for various businesses, including advice on non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality protection and the appropriate scope of protection
  • Assisting our commercial litigation colleagues with the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including applications for injunctions and search and seize orders
  • Defending a former senior employee accused of misuse of confidential information and database rights issues
  • Advising on the risks of pursuing a team move to a competing business
  • Advising a senior employee and new employer in relation to allegations of breach of restrictive covenants and theft of confidential information
  • Advising various businesses on the introduction of restrictive covenants to employees who previously had no such clauses in their contracts

 

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Testimonials

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans

Jo is a Partner and Head of our Employment department

Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson

Jo is a Partner in both our Employment and Compliance departments

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte is the Head of Myerson HR and a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

Jordan Buckle

Jordan Buckle

Jordan is a Solicitor in our Employment department

Vicki Fagan

Vicki Fagan

Vicki is a Solicitor in our Employment Department.

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