Many businesses have problems when senior personnel leave and then join a competitor, taking with them their knowledge of your trade secrets and client contacts, leading to potential losses for you.
They may be former employees, directors or partners. You can guard against this with a properly drafted contract of employment or partnership agreement our employment or commercial teams will be happy to help with this.
However, some businesses are not fully protected and some individuals will ignore their contracts in the hope that the organisation will do nothing. We have considerable experience advising in these circumstances, winning compensation and obtaining orders restraining former personnel from joining competitors, revealing trade secrets or poaching customers or staff. We have also won cases against the new employers.