Employee competition and confidentiality

How to protect against misuse of commercially-sensitive information

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Protecting trade secrets and confidential information is crucial and what steps can employers take to prevent staff from misusing commercially-sensitive information? More …

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

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Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft restrictive covenants carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo. More …

Severe penalty for employee in breach of injunctive order

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OCS Group UK Ltd v Dadi & Ors [2017] EWHC 1727 (Ch) (06 July 2017) More …

Exposure on damages and costs for not keeping prospects of success under review

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Two recent judgments, one on liability and quantum and the other on costs, provide stark reminders to claimants about continually evaluating their claim. More …

EU Nationals in the UK: The Government's post-Brexit offer... What next?

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On 26 June 2017, the Government published its proposals outlining how it intends to protect the rights of EU Nationals living in the UK. More …

Employees not under a duty to disclose plans to set up in competition

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Are employees under contractual obligation to disclose their confidential plans to set up in lawful competition? Our employment expert explains the law around this complicated area. More …

Restrictive covenant in a 19 year-old employment contract was unenforceable

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Matthew Smith, partner in our Employment law team looks at a recent case concerning restrictive covenants in a contract of employment... More …