Moving to a Competitor

If you are changing jobs you may be considering a move to a competitor of your current employer. Your employment contract may contain restrictions on what you are permitted to do after your employment has terminated, for example it may prohibit you from soliciting or dealing with customers or employees of your current employer. You also owe a duty of loyalty to your current employer which will prevent certain activities whilst you are still employed and you will continue to owe obligations of confidentiality even after your employment has terminated.

As specialist employment law lawyers we  have extensive experience advising employees in situations involving restrictive covenants, team moves, confidentiality obligations and injunctions.

Doyle Clayton Employment solicitors can advise you on:

  • The enforceability of post-termination restrictions in your contract
  • What you are precluded from doing
  • What you can do without breaching your contractual obligations
  • Negotiating an exit from your current employer deal
  • Resisting an injunction application

Our experience

Recent cemployment law ases include:

Acting for a team of insurance brokers accused by a previous employer of removing and misusing confidential information in breach of their obligations; and representing a broker in a move of over 20 employees across the globe between two competing broking houses. The case involved proceedings in both the US and the UK and a number of anti-suit injunctions.

We are well known for our readiness to act out of hours and at short notice which is crucial when an individual is faced with an injunction application at short notice.

Contact us:

For more information contact Peter De Maria or Peter Doyle or telephone 020 7329 9090