Restrictive Convenants

Restrictive covenants can put a stop to employees leaving your business and taking clients and information with them.

Here at Knowles Benning Solicitors, we have a team of employment law solicitors who specialise in the drafting of restrictive covenants for businesses. A contractual agreement from our team can help to reduce the risk of employees damaging you financially or otherwise when they leave, giving you a real opportunity to protect your business and its reputation from potential harm.

What makes restrictive convenants important?

Employees leaving a business can put it at serious risk. A senior staff member that has been with you for a long time will have a good knowledge of your potential and current clients, employees and suppliers. With unenforceable or no restrictive covenants, you will have little or no control over them once they leave.

Restrictive covenants give you a chance to prevent former employees from pursuing your clients or staff when working for another business or themselves. Having such a contractual agreement can be particularly important if your leaving employee has access to or knowledge of the following:

  • Trade secrets
  • Confidential information
  • Other staff members
  • Existing clients
  • Databases
  • Intellectual property

When drafting and reviewing your restrictive covenants, our solicitors will always make sure that consideration is given to every matter that could have a direct impact on your business, providing you with a contractual agreement that is truly tailored to your situation.