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Poaching Clients and Stealing Information: how to reduce the risk to your business

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Business owners beware: have you thought about the risk of departing or ex-employees stealing clients or taking business critical information with them?

With a primary reason for people changing jobs being to further their career, they may want to make the move with a competitive advantage.  Roles that depend on winning clients or making sales can leave you at risk of former employees poaching your clients when they change jobs.  Assets such as data and intellectual property are valuable to the success of your business, but digital records are easily copied.

During this seminar, solicitors from Longmores will summarise the solutions you can put in place to protect your business and reduce the risk of haemorrhaging clients or losing valuable information.

Richard Gvero and Miranda Mulligan from the Employment team will talk about the steps you can take when employing staff or engaging a consultant such as:

  • Restrictive covenants
  • Consultancy agreements.

John Wiblin from the Dispute Resolution team will explain what happens if things go wrong including:

  • Injunctions
  • Computer imaging orders
  • The process to follow if information or customers are stolen
  • Protecting intellectual property.


Richard Gvero

Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Employment

T: 01992 305210

E: richard.gvero@longmores.law

Richard specialises in employment law and regularly helps businesses and individuals with a broad spectrum of staffing issues, including company restructures and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance processes, TUPE and other employment aspects of commercial contracts and all types of employment dispute, including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.  Richard and his team are ranked in The Legal 500.

Miranda Mulligan

Associate Solicitor specialising in Employment Law

T: 01992 305212

E: miranda.mulligan@longmores.law

Miranda is a solicitor specialising in advising businesses on employment law.  She has experience bringing and defending employment tribunal proceedings, as well as being an accredited mediator.  Miranda also helps her clients with contracts of employment, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements.  Miranda is ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500.

John Wiblin

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

01992 305252


John has had a distinguished legal career dealing with all manner of commercial disputes.  He specialises in shareholder and partnership disputes, theft and misuse of commercially confidential information, copyright and trademark infringement, and matters relating to the recruitment industry.  He is a Solicitor-Advocate with the right to appear in any court in England and Wales and a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator.  John’s team is ranked in The Legal 500.


We are co-hosting this event with the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and it is free to attend.

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