Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts in Leicester, Leicestershire and nationwide

Hollingsworths are specialist solicitors in providing advice on the restrictive covenants contained within employment contracts.

Restrictive covenants can be enforced by employers against employees provided that those contractual clauses are no wider than are necessary to protect the legitimate business interests of the employer.

We regularly advise both employers and employees on restrictive covenants in employment contracts, both before and after a dispute arises. Our advice often covers:

Advice for the Employer on Restrictive Covenants

  • Drafting Restrictive Covenants
  • Advising Employers on the enforceability of Restrictive Covenants
  • Preventing Employees from unlawfully completing with the Employer, including injunction applications
  • Bringing claims against Employees for breach of their Restrictive Covenants

Advice for the Employee on Restrictive Covenants

  • Advising Employees on the enforceability of Restrictive Covenants both before and after leaving
  • Defending court claims and injunction applications brought by Employers against Employees

Restrictive Covenant disputes are a specialist area requiring experienced advisors. At Hollingsworths, our lawyers have appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal in this area, including appearing in case of Beckett Investment Management & Others –v- Hall and Others.

Hollingsworths have particular experience of restrictive covenants in the financial services sector, providing advice on restrictive covenants to financial advisors.

If you have a Restrictive Covenant dispute that you would like to discuss with us, please call us on 0116 204 7260 or email us.