Team Moves & Injunctions
The team has a great deal of experience in dealing with team moves particularly in the financial services, legal and advertising industry and benefits from a group of lawyers combining both employment law and High Court expertise.
Our employment litigation group headed by partner Toni Lorenzo specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims in the High Court.
Working with specialist counsel and other professionals in data recovery and other fields and acting for claimant or defendant clients, the team’s work covers advising on strategies prior to setting up in competition or joining a competitor, enforcing or resisting injunctions, claims involving breaches of fiduciary duties or the misuse of confidential information as well as bonus disputes and wrongful dismissal claims. The team has a particular experience in dealing with cross-border disputes and has been involved in several of the most important cases in this area in recent years.
The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018, one year on07 June 2019
The UK implemented legislation on 9 June 2018 bringing into force the EU Trade Secrets Directive. This article looks at the impact this legislation has had in the employment context where a claim for misuse of confidential information may now also include a statutory claim for misuse of trade secrets.
Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels write for People Management: Mitigating the impact of an unlawful team move30 May 2019
Can you prevent former employees from competing even in the absence of enforceable restrictive covenants? Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels report for People Management in light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
Employee ordered to pay over £500,000 in legal costs in a dispute involving breach of restrictive covenants and data privacy24 May 2019
Following a trial in the High Court where an employer was successfully awarded final injunctions to prohibit a former employee from breaching post-termination restrictions (“PTRs”), the losing employee was ordered to pay 90% of his former employer’s legal bill.
Court of Appeal maintains interim springboard injunction in team moves case15 March 2019
Lewis Silkin has been successful in the Court of Appeal in resisting a challenge to the appropriateness of a springboard injunction secured in the High Court late last year. The injunction relates to ongoing legal proceedings concerning a team move and prevents a number of our client Secarma’s former employees and their new employers from competing and otherwise acting unlawfully.
Toni Lorenzo writes for PDP Journal: Employee competition: mitigating the risks01 October 2018
In an article for PDP Journal Toni Lorenzo explores the main competitive risks posed by a business’ relationship with its employees and ex-employees, and proposes practical solutions for reducing an organisation’s exposure.