Executives considering a move will often have concerns about the enforceability of restrictions in their contracts, in particular, working for competitors. Sometimes individuals leave to set up their own businesses.
In either case, we can help review your contractual provisions to advise whether or not they are reasonable, enforceable and interpret any ambiguous areas for you.
In the event that a restriction might be enforceable, we can in any event negotiate with your employer to agree amendments to your restrictions or carve out of clients.
Negotiating such matters successfully will reduce the risk of expensive litigation.
In light of the Data Protection Act and the forthcoming GDPR, we are often asked to advise individuals on the extent to which they are bound by confidentiality both in terms of the application of the DPA and as a result of their contractual obligations.