What is an injunction?
An injunction is a Court Order compelling a party to do or to refrain from doing a certain act. So, for instance, if your employee has taken your client data base and is soliciting your business, or using your logo or design, then you need to act fast to enforce any restrictive covenants in their employment contract with you.
It is a remedy and will only be granted by the Court if damages, or any other remedy, would be insufficient for you. Once granted, non-compliance of the Order amounts to contempt of Court.
Why would you need one?
Very simply, to protect the confidential information of your business that you, within reason, fear will be leaked to competitors. The acquisition by your competitors of your company’s trade secrets, client lists, web designs and other confidential information can have a severe impact on your business.
If you move fast enough, an injunction can be the most effective way of stopping confidential information being leaked to your rivals.
If you suspect a breach of confidentiality by existing or ex-employees then we would advise that you seek our advice immediately. We will ensure that your application for injunction will reach the judge as soon as possible, giving you the best chance of protecting your business interests.
Our specialist employment team understand the need for swift, frugal advice with the ultimate goal to settle and avoid costly tribunal hearings. Whether it’s advising on a document, defending or issuing a claim or negotiating a settlement we are commercial, practical and above all motivated to protect you without undue costs.
Employment law is ever-evolving our job is to stay on top of the regulations, keep our clients abreast of the changes by adapting their documents and our advice as such we are not just reacted to your instructions but proactive in updating you throughout.
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