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Restrictive Covenants


Protecting the information that makes your business a success

Restrictive covenants are clauses in an employment contract that aim to prevent former employees
from acting unfairly in competition to you by exploiting your information and business contacts.

Whatever your line of business, you will have certain, unique information that contributes to your
company’s success. It is important to provide legal protection for this information by using the right
type of restrictive covenant:

  • Non-competitive covenants: preventing a former employee from working for one of your competitors
  • Non-solicitation covenants: preventing a former employee from stealing your clients away from you, or from poaching members of your staff and employing them to work in competition against you.
  • Non-dealing covenants: preventing any association between your clients and a former member of staff, irrespective of who approached who.

We can help make sure that the restrictive covenants that you write into employee contracts are realistic in terms of geographical scope, timescale and the extent to which you are protecting your
business’ interests. Our team of UK solicitors have experience of advising organisations on ‘team
moves’ and managing the risks that arise when such events take place.

If your employees act improperly either during or after their employment, we can take swift and
immediate action to enforce the terms of the contract of employment.

Get in touch with our expert team today.

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