Many businesses have problems when senior members of staff leave and then join a competitor. They take with them the knowledge of your trade secrets and client contacts, leading to potential losses for you and your business.
These may be former employees, directors or partners. You can safeguard against this with a properly drafted contract of employment or partnership agreement – our employment and commercial teams can help with this.
However, some businesses are not fully protected and some individuals will simply ignore their contracts in the hope that the organisation will do nothing.
GA’s business disputes team has 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.