Non-competition clauses

Latest items in Non-competition clauses

  • Date:
    31 October 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is considering a ban on restrictive covenants, but would this open the door to more poaching of staff?

  • Date:
    22 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to Channel 4, without presenters Mel, Sue or Mary Berry. We examine how employers should react when there's a risk of key people leaving, and if there is anything they can do to mitigate losing top talent.

  • Restrictive covenant breach: £30,000 and injunction for employer

    Date:
    19 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company after a former employee breached restrictive covenants by using a combination of customer contact details and information from purchase logs acquired during his employment to poach customers.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Beth Staniland is a trainee solicitor, and Emma Cousins, Ciara Jenkins, Iain Naylor and Lucy Sorell are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Call for evidence on restrictive covenants

    Date:
    26 May 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government has launched a call for evidence seeking views on the impact of restrictive covenants (non-compete clauses) on business innovation.

  • Non-competition clauses: Government to examine impact on innovation

    Date:
    28 April 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government is to examine whether or not non-competition clauses in employment contracts are stifling innovation and growth.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    18 September 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Employers at risk by failing to review restrictive covenants

    Date:
    2 July 2015
    Type:
    News

    Almost half of businesses have not done an audit of senior employees' contracts in the past year, despite one in 10 having lost financial information after the departure of a senior employee.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner, and Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner and Krishna Santra and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

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