Nick Wilcox and Theo Nicou reflect on restrictions in employment contracts

As the government relaxes pandemic restrictions, recruiters are hotly anticipating the “Great Resignation” of employees, who perhaps no longer like their employer’s way of working and believe they can achieve a better balance – whether that is more, or less, working from home.

In this article, we consider some of the key issues surrounding restrictive covenants in this context.

Whose is the client?

One of the prime causes of disputes in this area is the disconnect between factual belief and legal reality as to who ‘owns’ a particular client relationship.

Employees whose ‘career currency’ is the personal relationships they have cultivated with...

Nick Wilcox
Partner
BDBF

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