Every business is reliant on the skills, knowledge and loyalty of its workforce. When the loyalty of a trusted employee or team is lost, decisive steps are required.
Littleton has always been at the cutting edge of the developing law of employee and director duties, and the injunctive relief potentially available to restrain employee competition.
The prowess of Littleton leading practitioners is evident in their publications: Brearley and Bloch "Employment covenants and confidential information" (Tottel, 2009) co-authored by Selwyn Bloch QC, is the leading text on this subject; Fiduciary Duties, Directors and Employees (Jordans 2008) by Andrew Stafford QC and Stuart Ritchie QC has instantly attained indispensable status for solicitors and barristers in the field.
Key cases include:
Team moves and springboard injunctions:
Springboard injunctions and restrictive covenants: