Disputes at executive level can prove extremely disruptive and time consuming to any business trying to manage the departure of a key employee or co director / officer. It is always worth ensuring that the drafting of a directors’ service agreement covers the circumstances in which the employment, position office can be terminated.
If you’re an owner manager, it's important to consider how you will protect your confidential information, trade secrets, key clients, suppliers and contacts / staff from being poached and particularly where there is a risk of a departing executive trying to set up in competition. Seeking legal advice early will ensure your business interests are protected where possible and any future disputes avoided.
The employment team works closely with the firm’s litigation team should any disputes arise.
If you’d like to speak to one of our employment team, call us on 0117 926 4121