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restrictive covenants

Anyone who operates a successful business knows that it is vital to protect products, processes and ideas in order to achieve continued success. Protection of legitimate business interests is possible through the use of properly drafted restrictive covenants.

The main types of restrictive covenants are:

  • confidentiality
  • non-competition
  • non- solicitation of customers, clients and suppliers
  • non-dealing of customers and clients
  • non-poaching of employees

These can be used to protect your business – to seek to prevent a former employee from using trade secrets and confidential information acquired during their employment with you, for their own benefit or that of a third party. This type of covenant can also be used to restrict an ex-employee from unfairly competing with you.

If the restrictions are too wide, then they are likely to be unenforceable, so it’s important to individually tailor each covenant to get the protection you need. Our Employment Lawyers are highly experienced in this area – and can help you draft appropriate and enforceable restrictions for your business.

You can read more about restrictive covenants for developers.

To make an appointment to speak to one of our Employment Solicitors call Paula Stuart on  01908 689345 or Stuart Snelson on 01908 689318.

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The Employment Team

  • Stuart Snelson Partner
    Employment 01908 689318
    Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law.   His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.


  • Paula Stuart Partner
    Employment 01908 689345
    Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’


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