Restrictive Covenants in Employment

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Our Employment Solicitors can help you if you’re being asked to sign a contract of employment which has a restrictive covenant you’re unsure of, or if you’re being threatened with legal action over a restrictive covenant by a former employer. 

Typically, restrictive covenants in employment contracts seek to impose restrictions on you after your period of employment has ended.

For instance, your contract of employment may prevent you from working for a competitor or from taking customers with you in your new job.            

If your employer alleges that you’ve breached a restrictive covenant, they may threaten you with legal action, including injunctive action to stop you from working for your new employer.       

But from an employer’s perspective, restrictive covenants can be hard to enforce. We can advise you on whether the restrictive covenants in place are likely to be enforceable.           

We offer practical legal and strategic advice in plain English and are hands-on and proactive.

Our approach is down-to earth, friendly and pragmatic and we combine this with many years of employment law expertise.

We shape our advice around your objectives and operate fairly on pricing, with our Solicitors fees being discussed with you before we start any work.

We offer a reliable and prompt service, ensuring we are available when you have a query, even outside normal office hours.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

More Information on Restrictive Covenants

Our Employment Solicitors have specific experience of advising employees about restrictive covenants, and acting on their behalf in restrictive covenant disputes with employers.      

We can review your contract of employment and advise you on whether the restrictive covenants may be legally enforceable.     

Our advice and approach is based on what suits you. This could involve fighting your corner or coming to an agreement with your previous employer.             

We’ll assess your case initially, and advise you on costs and whether or not you have a good chance of success.

Our experience in representing employees means that we take a commercial and cost-effective approach when it comes to dealing with issues involving restrictive covenants.       

We pride ourselves on our reliable and prompt service, ensuring we’re available when you need to get in touch. And we’re totally transparent in terms of our costs, with a fee estimate provided at the outset.

As experienced Employment Solicitors, we recognise that not all clients are the same. So while some may favour a peace-making approach, others may want and require tough legal action.

Funding Your Case

We’re always transparent and upfront about our Employment Solicitors fees, which we’ll discuss with you straight away to avoid any surprises. We have different hourly rates, according to each Solicitor’s level of experience - and a discount may be offered for the first hour.

Any additional charges will be discussed with you in advance.

Subject to gaining an agreement with your insurer, we may be able to act for you under the terms of your Legal Expenses Insurance policy.

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