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Business Protection

Our clients naturally place a premium on protecting their business relationships, confidential information, skills, personnel and knowledge.

An important means of protecting these interests is to ensure that your contracts of employment contain express restrictions on employees both during employment and after the employment relationship has terminated. The enforceability of these contractual provisions is a complex and evolving area of employment law. In order to provide the maximum protection for your business, it is vital that expert, up-to-date advice is obtained.

This advice also needs to tie into a deep understanding of your commercial drivers and the landscape in which you operate, our corporate and commercial teams can help ensure this approach.

At Square One Law our team of employment law specialists advise both employers and senior executives in all industries on restrictive covenants at the beginning of the employment relationship, when changes to the relationship occur and at termination.

Our team can provide litigation advice when the terms of restrictive covenants are not adhered to.

We can help to protect your business as far as possible by:

  • establishing which elements of your business require protection
  • drafting new restrictions which afford as much protection as possible
  • reviewing existing restrictions and advising on steps to take to implement further restrictions
  • preparing business policy documents to outline standards of conduct and procedures;
  • drafting confidentiality agreements
  • supporting you when litigation arises including high court injunction applications
  • providing advice and guidance on employee retention


We always deliver a high quality of service to all our clients. We believe thats why our clients love to work with us.


Our Work

Please see below examples of the matters Square One Law LLP has been instructed on in the last twelve months:

  • Advising a national organisation on multiple staff departures to a competitor – the enforcement of restrictive covenants against the employees and action against a competitor for inducing employees to act in breach of contract
  • Obtaining a spring-board injunction in relation to a senior team-move where no express restrictions were in place
  • Action against a senior executive following the termination of their employment to prevent steps to set up in direct competition and to prevent the use of stolen confidential information
  • Defending a UK engineering company on action commenced against them and their recently recruited employees for breach of contract and inducement to breach contract
  • Advising a media company on the wide-scale breaches of contract as a consequence of a team-move to a competitor
  • Securing the return of company property and confidential information for a national client
  • Advising a CEO on his contractual obligations following the termination of his employment in the light of his proposals to set up a new venture
  • Drafting revised restrictive covenants for a private healthcare provider following a TUPE transfer
  • Advising a senior executive on the negotiation of restrictive covenants at the commencement of employment