Restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses

Restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses are crucial tools for employers who wish to protect their information and data.

We can draft restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses, and can assist you if a dispute has arisen.

Blanket or excessive terms may not be enforceable, so expert legal advice is essential for employers to protect your business interests, prevent the loss of confidential information or trade secrets, poaching of staff and soliciting of your customers or clients.

Matters can become very complicated. You may be facing a tricky dispute over a former employee engaging with your customer base or misusing supplier information, for example.

While a contract or terms of employment may cover this initially, it may be necessary to apply for the additional protection of a court injunction.

If you have restrictive covenants in place for your staff we recommend that you regularly review them to take account of changing business needs, job functions and staff being promoted.

For advice on restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses contact our employment team on 01843 234000 or use the form on the right hand side of this page.