Category Archives: Restrictive Covenants

Government reforms (1): Non-compete clauses – consultation

reading employment contract
What do we already know? Some time ago (2016!) the Government introduced a ‘call for evidence on restrictive covenants, particularly non-compete clauses(Government reforms (1): Restrictive covenants – call for evidence).  They wanted to seek “views from individuals and employers on whether this type of restrictive practice is acting as a barrier to innovation and employment…
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Blog: Restrictive covenants – take a fresh look

Anne-Marie Boyle
Restrictive covenants have near mythical status in employment law circles.  Lots of employment contracts contain them, but they are so often poorly worded as to be near useless when it comes to an employer enforcing them against an ex-employee or their new employer.  And even if they are worded well, very few employers actually take…
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