Our Service

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

We are aware that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients. 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 your case on a regular basis.

We also work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives for a particular piece of work and in relation to costs. In addition, we are happy to discuss fixed fees and retainer arrangements and agreements if that is helpful to you.

Finally, your work is carried out by a solicitor in the team, who knows your business best. It is also carried out at the appropriate level, depending on the complexity, sensitivity and importance of the matter.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

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 a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Helen Littlewood

Helen Littlewood

Helen is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

David Jones

David Jones

David is a Solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department