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Non-competition covenants: are they in the public interest?

European Union, United Kingdom - December 4 2020 As many employment lawyers will be aware, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a consultation paper on measures to…

The importance of pre-action decisions in employee competition litigation

United Kingdom - November 21 2019 Employee competition litigation typically starts with the discovery of some perceived threat to a business: perhaps the theft or removal of…

Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited: The enforceability of a covenant included in an NDA NEGO

United Kingdom - September 12 2019 Readers will be familiar with the principle that covenants in service agreements are more likely to be struck down as unreasonable restraints of…

Jimmy Savile and employment law

United Kingdom - October 12 2012 In a blog entitled “Jimmy Savile and workplace culture today” Mark Easton, the BBC’s News Home Editor, discusses changing attitudes towards sexual harassment at work, and reflects that the sort of conduct of which the late Jimmy Savile is now accused was far more widely tolerated in the 1970’s than today.