Restrictive covenants

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Typically, an employer’s most important assets will include its confidential information and its relationships with clients, suppliers and its workforce. 

Accordingly, it’s vital that businesses protect those assets by using the legal safeguards available to them; from the right contractual provisions to taking enforcement action in the courts when necessary.

At Waterfront our employment team has more than 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of the protection of confidential information and the law of post-termination restrictions.  We can help you put in place appropriate contractual restrictions, so that the risk of a current or ex-employee damaging your business is limited.  If there is a breach or damage is caused then we can vigorously defend your interests whilst guiding you on the best strategy to limit any losses and to seek adequate recompense from the other party.

We also advise individuals on the restrictive covenants proposed by their employer and can assist with the negotiation of provisions which are fair to both parties, whilst not unreasonably preventing someone from moving on to a new job in future.  When a dispute arises and legal action is threatened or brought, we represent employees and their new employers to achieve the best possible outcome for them, whether that’s to fight or to broker an agreed resolution.

Recent Work

  • Representing a software business in its successful application for injunctive relief in the High Court, together with the recovery of its legal costs.
  • Advising a technology business on changes to its restrictive covenants.
  • Defending a senior employee in High Court litigation relating to allegations of breach of confidentiality and their post-termination restrictions.
  • Advising an employee of a media company in relation to alleged breaches of confidentiality.
  • Advising a shareholder on their post-termination restrictions, confidentiality obligations and the related bad leaver provisions.
  • Advising a director on the enforceability of their post-termination restrictions in light of their plans to set up in competition with their employer.
For a free, no obligation conversation with a solicitor contact us.

020 7234 0200

020 7234 0200