Business Protection: Confidential Information, Restrictions & Team Moves


Safeguarding your competitive edge

When a valued employee or team moves to a competitor, there are often sensitive and complex legal issues which you need to tackle urgently. The team may have resigned in close succession, they may have removed your confidential information and may be intending to approach your key clients.

Our team have extensive experience in the fields of employment law and High Court litigation. We are well placed to advise you about the most appropriate strategy and the available courses of action, and help you seek protection or damages in the courts.

Responses could include enforcing contractual obligations and restrictive covenants, injunctions, contempt of court proceedings, and using forensic IT specialists to recover data and evidence. This often involves working long hours and at short notice, which could be crucial when you need an injunction to prevent damage to your business.

Experience counts

We've acted in many significant and widely-reported team moves and post-termination restriction cases, including for:

  • An insurer in obtaining a springboard injunction which prevented a competitor from being able to approach, recruit or employee any of its employees for 10 months.
  • An insurer responding to a sales team defecting. We obtained wide-ranging injunctions against the team, which were upheld by the Court of Appeal.
  • Numerous financial services businesses in recovering unlawfully removed confidential information and enforcing post–termination restrictions.

We have particular experience of these cases in the insurance, legal, asset management, financial services, private equity, recruitment and media sectors.

We offer high quality employment law advice both to employers and to individuals. Understanding how both sides think provides us with a tactical advantage, and we are often referred work by other law firms.

To find out how we can help, contact any of our offices below or email Peter De Maria or contact us at info@doyleclayton.co.uk