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Protecting your Business

Protecting your Business

About

Competition from employees or former employees is one of the biggest threats to a business. Following some challenging economic times, it has been essential, and continues to be essential, for businesses to retain clients and customers and to be protected, as far as is possible, from competition.

Our Employment team provide clear, incisive and cost effective advice for employers faced with an attack by an employee or former employee on their business. With our support, full scale and costly litigation can often be avoided with commercial outcomes being reached. Where litigation cannot be avoided, our experienced team navigates employers through what is a highly complex area of employment law to achieve a commercial resolution to the dispute.

Our employment team is able to offer advice on the following, in order to strengthen the prospects of restrictive covenants being enforceable:

  • drafting restrictive covenants
  • helping employers through dismissals of employees who are competing during employment or intending to compete post termination of their employment
  • enforcing restrictive covenants where ex-employees are competing

We also recognise that on some occasions employers do not have restrictive covenants in place.

Whilst protection is certainly curtailed, we can advise on alternative means of protecting your business.

Key Contacts

Valerie Lambert - Partner

Valerie Lambert

Partner

01223 447427

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Elizabeth Swinburn - Partner

Elizabeth Swinburn

Partner

01223 447436

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Edward Wheen - Partner

Edward Wheen

Partner

020 78318888

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"Elizabeth Swinburn ..makes a great employment law team who, we feel reassured, are always looking out for us, and minimising any risks involved with matters of employment law."
Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Normally, I deal with Valerie Lambert who is a partner in the employment practice. I find her exceptionally responsive, extremely helpful and her advice is very clear and practical. She also manages our cases very well and provides excellent value for money."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Valerie Lambert has provided very pragmatic employment law advice on numerous occasions."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Thank you for your quick responses to this matter and as ever, your awesome legal knowledge and diligence has been top drawer."
Client Testimonial 

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"A first class job - many thanks for guiding us through the maze of legal procedures. It was a tremendous effort on your part."
Mr Philip Kennedy - Managing Director
Eschmann Technologies Ltd

Latest testimonials

"Lynne Adams works with both empathy and great professionalism. She puts great thought into the situation."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"The team is exceptionally responsive and very clear and practical in the advice offered. They have advised us on a wide range of employment issues and we are very satisfied with the advice and service provided."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"The team brings a personal dimension to relationships with its clients, which is missing in this day and age"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500