Our employment law solicitors have complete knowledge of restrictive covenants and are perfectly placed to advise you of any issues that may arise as a result of restrictive covenants in your employment contract, shareholder agreement, settlement agreement etc.

Contact our expert employment solicitors at 0161 930 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back to arrange an initial consultation.

Restrictions on your future professional activities (Restrictive Covenants)

It is increasingly common for employment contracts to contain restrictive covenants which might prevent you from doing any work which is in competition with your former employer for a set length of time.

The law closely polices the circumstances in which such restrictions can be applied, and an employer has to prove that they are enforced for legitimate business interests and are reasonable.
Restrictive covenant law can cover a range of business activities, such as:

  • An obligation that you cannot work in a similar capacity for a directly-competing employer
  • A clause preventing you from trying to poach clients or suppliers who worked with your former employer
  • Conditions to prevent you, as a representative of another business, from attempting to ‘poach’ former colleagues for your new employer

How can Gorvins help?

At Gorvins, we provide a range of legal services to help you navigate your legal matter with confidence. Our team of expert lawyers can offer legal advice, guidance, and representation to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

If you are facing a claim for compensation, our lawyers can provide a consultation to assess the merits of your case and advise you on your legal options.

In cases involving restrictive covenants, our expert solicitors can carefully analyse the clauses in your contract to determine if there is a legitimate business interest to protect. We will also consider whether the extent of the restraint is reasonable according to parameters established by case law.

Whether you need legal advice, guidance, or representation, you can count on Gorvins to provide the legal support you need to achieve the best possible outcome in your legal matter.

Contact our restrictive covenant law team today

We know that you may have lots of questions, and we have the answers. How much does it cost? Do I have a valid case? How long will it take? What are my chances of success? During our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific situation and provide you with clear and transparent information about our fees, the strength of your case, the estimated timeline, and your chances of success. 

We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the legal process.

If you are unsure as to whether your contract has a restrictive covenant built-in or are thinking about moving jobs and would like a review of your current and/or new contract then contact one of our Stockport-based employment today at 0161 930 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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