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Employment Disputes

Companies need to protect their business secrets and client relationships, particularly when departing employees are looking to offer their new employers more than just their skills and experience.

Notable deals and highlights

  • We successfully obtained an injunction and damages for a recruitment agency in respect of a former employee's breaches of post-termination covenants in her contract of employment which prevented her from soliciting or dealing with its clients for a specified period.
  • We acted for a FTSE 100 company in relation to the theft of confidential business information by a competitor through the targeted hiring of that company's employees.
  • Our team advised an international company on multi-jurisdictional claims in relation to allegations of misuse of a competitor's confidential information.
  • We assisted senior figures in the advertising and executive recruitment sectors to start companies in competition with former employers, fairly taking their clients with them.
  • The team advised a senior employee on his post-termination restrictive covenants and exit strategy.
  • We advised a senior ex-employee in the entertainment industry in relation to allegations of breach of contract in connection with disputed customer contact lists and database rights.
  • Our team advised and represented a whistle-blowing finance director in relation to the alleged misuse of confidential information to expose wrongdoings at the company.

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