Employment Law - Trade protection
Employees build up valuable knowledge and client connection which can seriously damage a business if taken to a competitor. The key to protecting this value for the employer is not only a detailed knowledge of the law but also a clear understanding of the business being protected.
Our experienced lawyers will work with you to specify the critical relationships and know-how and the measures required to protect them, then draft customised contractual protections for confidential information and effective post-termination restrictions.
When new hires make disclosure of their previous employer's restrictive covenants, we advise on their enforceability and what activities may be undertaken without risking a claim for breach. If a dispute arises, whether you are seeking an injunction to enforce restrictions or defending a claim that you or your employee has broken contractual obligations, we offer fast, commercial advice on resolution.