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Business Protection

Employees leaving your business, taking confidential information, and joining a competitor or setting up on their own can cause huge damage to your company. On the other hand, you may want to recruit new staff subject to restrictions.

We can help put in place enforceable restrictions designed to protect your business, and give you a commercial view on how best to utilise them should the need arise.

With the appropriate documentation in place, the damage can be minimised and you can restrict the activities of the employees who have left.

If the worst happens, we can use the court process to take action against those intent on damaging your business, and minimise the risk of it happening again.

We can also provide advice to employers seeking to recruit new talent and looking to manage the risk of existing restrictions.

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“I’ve worked with Nic and the team at Actons since I founded the business. They’ve supported our success and provided great advice at each stage as we’ve grown and developed as a business. They’re commercial, proactive and personable, and I can’t recommend them enough.”
Billy Berridge: Managing Director – Dewey Group
"Nic is an exceptional lawyer with fantastic people skills. He was able to quickly get under the skin of our business, challenge us on how things should be structured legally and delivered documentation that is effective and simple to understand. He brings a wealth of large corporate experience and can apply it to your business whether you are an SME or a larger corporate. I can't ever see us needing to look elsewhere for our employment law needs."
Jonathan English, Managing Director – Skeleton
"Actons attracts praise for its ‘personal service’ and ‘business-savvy’ advice. The team handles the full range of employment law matters, and provides a specialist multiple settlement agreement service for private and public sector employers, in addition to having niche expertise acting for employees of NHS trusts on mutually agreed resignation schemes."
The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
Actons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
The Legal 500 2021: Employment
"Actons have worked with Leicester College on employment matters for a number of years. They have a good understanding of our needs as an employer, the work we do and the environment within which we operate. The advice they provide is unfailingly prompt, practical and clear about the actions we need to take and the potential risks for the College. When needed Actons have successfully and effectively represented the College in dealing with Employment Tribunal and other claims."
Rod Wood, Director of Human Resources at Leicester College

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