When an employee leaves employment he or she will be keen to impress a new employer or perhaps launch a new business, and the ex-employer is keen to avoid its customers following the ex employee out of the door.
Sometimes the employment contract will contain some covenants restraining the former employee from doing certain things. In cases involving the restrictive covenants written into an employee's contract of employment the Court is expected to achieve a balance between the individual's right to work and a business protecting its legitimate business interests. As these cases are, in essence, contract cases our Dispute Resolution Solicitors deal with them although assistance is often provided by Employment Solicitors at Forbes.
Forbes Dispute Resolution Solicitors have advised employers and employees regarding such claims. We regularly draft initial letters and undertakings; advise regarding the strength or loop holes in the restrictive covenants and negotiate settlements. We have also acted in several search and seize injunctions and also injunctions relating to the return of employer's property and preventing contact with the employer's customers. There may also be a claim for damages or issues relating to confidential information to consider.
Our Dispute Resolution services also include advising on disputes between franchisees and franchisors and in cases involving Director's duties. Our Solicitors can advise in situations where there are no restrictive covenants written into the former employee's contract and there has to be reliance on UK general law. We can also advise whether a further claim can be made against the new employer.
25 Jul 2018
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2017 edition Legal 500
The service I received from Robin Stephens was both good value and efficient
I have engaged Forbes on a number of occasions, I have always thought the staff involved were very professional yet practical in their approach.
Bensons Vending Limited
Always give us helpful, solid advice - thoroughly reliable and easy to deal with.
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Derek & Mildred Walmsley
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Head of Finance at a Local Authority
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Legal 500: Robin Stephens is recommended at Forbes
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H & L Property Limited