Restraint of trade contracts

We can provide you with legal advice on restraint of trade contracts.  We advise business owners as well as employees on non-compete clauses and restraint of trade issues in employment contracts.

Restraint of trade contracts restrain employees or contractors from carrying out a particular trade for a certain period of time and within a certain area.

They also often include "non-solicitation clauses" which are clauses that prevent an employee or contractor from pursuing clients of the employer or principal’s business.

We can provide you with legal advice on your rights and obligations in restraint of trade contracts, including whether the restraint of trade contracts are legally enforceable.

For more information, see our Breach of Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Law.

Aherns Lawyers handles all claims relating to:

  • breaches of contracts of employment;
  • deeds of confidentiality;
  • breaches of restraint of trade clauses;
  • theft of confidential information;
  • theft of trade secrets;
  • improper use of company materials;
  • theft of employers' clients;
  • theft of trade secrets;
  • improper use of company property;
  • unfair dismissal claims for employers;
  • legal advice on non-compete clauses; and
  • defending Worksafe prosecutions.

We also act for employers in unfair dismissal cases.

We prepare senior employee contracts and management contracts, deeds of confidentiality and secrecy, restraint of trade clauses as well as providing the full suite of services in relation to enforcement of all these agreements.

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