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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

+44 (0)1223 447427

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Elizabeth Swinburn - Partner

Elizabeth Swinburn

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447436

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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

"Valerie was absolutely fantastic in her legal strategy & planning & response times with opposing counsel which was the Chairman of the other firm. When this Chairman was not responsive on many occasions - Valerie kept her cool and responded back in an extremely cool & logical manner. I could not have asked for better counsel in my situation as she reacted extremely well in my case against an opposing legal entity that represented a very large Italian EPC company. This case was settled quickly and amicably by her"
Mr D

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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

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


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