How would your business cope if one of your key employees or a team of employees announced that they were leaving to join a rival or set up their own competing business? Would you feel confident that your contract of employment, particularly any post-termination restrictions, ensured that your confidential information was safe and your client base was secure? Do you know what steps you can take to obtain proof that an employee may be breaching their obligations and what can you do to enforce any restrictions?
To help employers answer these questions and increase protection for their confidential information and commercial connections, the Employment Team at Moorcrofts is pleased to invite you to a free seminar where you can hear from a panel of experts with practicable and accessible advice.
29th June 2017
9:00am – 11.30am
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RR
• Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts
• Sally Nesbitt, Moorcrofts
• David Kearns, Expert Investigations
• James Bickford-Smith, Barrister, Littleton Chambers
FREE (Free Parking for delegates is included)
|9:00||Registration, coffee and Networking|
|9:40||Drafting effective post-termination restrictions and making the most of the contract of employment
In order for post-termination restrictions to be enforceable, it is vital that they are drafted precisely and in such a way that is appropriate to your business and the role of the individual employee. Matt and Sally will guide you through the issues which need to be addressed when putting restrictions in place and will also consider some of the other ‘tools’ which employers can include in their contracts of employment to support the restrictions and maximise their effectiveness.
Speakers: Matt Jenkin and Sally Nesbitt, Moorcrofts LLP
|10:10||Theft, fraud and dishonest employees: the business impact
Theft of data, product, staff and equipment in breach of post termination restrictions can have a dramatic effect on business capability and profitability. With 17 years’ experience in investigating this topic, David will present on how to lawfully utilise investigations to gather primary evidence to prove the employee’s actions and support your business case. He will talk about live cases, show us some covert devices and operational techniques and give a hands on insight into proactive investigations.
Speaker: David Kearns, Expert Investigations
|10:40||High Court Injunctions: from thought or threat into court
The threat of High Court proceedings remains the most powerful single deterrent to employee moves. High Court injunctions are however a highly specialist area and require very significant investment of time and resources in a short period of time. Our speaker, James Bickford Smith, has significant specialist experience in bringing and resisting applications for injunctive relief. His talk will cover the practicalities of taking a case from first discovery of threat through to court, and will offer practical “do and don’t” tips for businesses.
Speaker: James Bickford-Smith, Barrister, Littleton Chambers
|11:10||Closing Comments and Panel Questions|
If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.