Restrictive covenants can prevent the potentially serious damage that immediate competition from employees can create – either in the poaching of customers or use of valuable know-how.

If you are bringing a claim against a former employee, then our experts will guide you through the process. We will advise on the most effective way to approach the action that balances cost against the best possible outcome.

We will ensure that restrictive covenant clauses in your staff contracts protect your business with clear and precise wording. We can assess covenants already in place to ensure they are appropriate to the employee or help to draft new clauses for employees that are about to join the business.

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Getting to the meat of employee choice

Companies must be made aware of discrimination laws when dictating what workers can and can't do, says Keely Rushmore, Partner at SA Law.

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Worker versus Self-Employed

The Gig economy makes more headlines as The Supreme Court agree Mr Smith was a worker and Pimlico plumbers had fallen foul of employment rights.

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The Government's guidance on The Trade Union Act 2016

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Dress codes and sex discrimination - The Government's response

Read Head of Employment, Chris Cook's analysis of the Government's response to the 2015 Nicola Thorp "wear heels or go home" controversy.

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GDPR: A five step guide to dealing with a data breach

Chris Cook shares a five step guide to dealing with a data breach including assessing risk & reporting.

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To ban, or not to ban social media? That is the question

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Reading Borough Council v James and Others

Head of Employment, Chris Cook discusses a recent case and gives some advice about how employers can avoid unlawful sex discrimination.

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Managing your team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

With the World Cup underway, we've produced some tips to help you manage your team during this years' Tournament.

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