Employers often attempt to restrict or deter employees from engaging in competitive activities after leaving employment by means of post-termination restrictive covenants. These are often unenforceable, either because the employer does not have a legitimate business interest to protect or (more commonly) because the restrictions are too broad.

Employees can feel unduly pressurised into observing the restrictions by the weight of resources behind the employer. We can help level the playing field.

As experts in this area, we provide clear and pragmatic advice on the enforceability of restrictive covenants so that clients know what they can and cannot do, and are not unduly restricted from exploiting new opportunities and furthering their career goals.

We also have particular expertise in advising individuals who are considering a team move or who are defending threatened or actual High Court proceedings for breach of contract and/or breach of fiduciary duties.

 

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Meet the Employment team

Our team is ranked No.1 by the Legal 500. We are recognised for our cutting-edge work for senior executives and “excellent knowledge of how the City works”.

Our lawyers have particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing, and discrimination claims.

Tim Spillane, Partner, Head of Employment, Stewarts