Employment for Employees » Restrictive Covenants

If you are considering leaving your existing employer and going to work for a competitor or setting up your own business in competition, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

We can review the restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions in your employment contract or service agreement, assess the risks attached to your plans and advise you how to minimise them.  We can also help you to avoid some of the pitfalls and traps for the unwary.

If you have already started to compete and have received a warning letter from solicitors acting for your ex-employer, we can act on your behalf and negotiate a commercial settlement.    

Recent Experience:

  • Acting for three senior employees in co-ordinating their team exit from their employer, advising in detail on contractual obligations and possible fiduciary duties.  The clients followed our advice to await expiry of their restrictive covenants before commencing competitive activities.  This enabled them to preserve the relationship with their key client while avoiding the unwelcome expense and uncertainty of litigation.      

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