When a key employee leaves an organisation, how can you protect against competitive activity, (mis)use of confidential information and damage to the organisation’s reputation?

Expert trainer and lawyer Selwyn Blyth will look at the options available when a settlement agreement offers an opportunity to negotiate protection to safeguard confidential information and relationships with clients, suppliers and employees.

Training course outline

  • Restate existing restrictions on competitive activity – or introduce new ones?
  • “Reasonable” protection for “legitimate business interests”: what does this mean?
  • Pros & cons of different types of restriction (non-compete, non-solicitation, non-dealing, non-poaching)
  • Confidential information: what is a “trade secret” (and what is not)?
  • Limitations on the use of confidentiality clauses (particularly relating to allegations of harassment, whistleblowing)
  • Reporting issues to a regulator
  • Technical requirements of a valid settlement agreement 

Our interactive, virtual format allows delegates to have mini-discussions in break-out rooms as well as provide an opportunity for active participation. Please note this session will not be recorded.

Flexible pricing

The price per delegate for each half-day session is £75.00 plus VAT. Reserve one place at two courses for £140 plus VAT or all three courses for £200.00 plus VAT.

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This year’s virtual HRLaw training programme also includes:

Thursday 17 June: Third party harassment: what is this and how to respond effectively

Tuesday 9 November: Fostering a speak up culture: whistleblowing, compliance and beyond



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