COVID - 19 Supporting our Clients

Currently the UK is experiencing the worst viral pandemic in over 100 years. Normal life, by necessity has had to be placed on hold whilst, together, we battle this new threat to our prosperity and well being.

However, we at Lawyers4u are aware many of our clients have current ongoing legal proceedings and we wish to reassure and reconfirm our commitment to them.

Where legal proceedings are currently before the Courts we shall ensure that your interests are fully represented and that there will be no detrimental effect to your case because you are unable to attend scheduled hearings.

Further, new clients can continue to request our help in preparing new claims before the Court, be they as Claimant or Defendant.

Our professional legal teams are ready to help and we are in constant communication with the Courts so we are able to immediately advise our clients of any new developments.

At present the Courts are still allowing the filing of cases but, as to be expected, actual hearings are often conducted over the telephone.

However, in Civil Court Practice this is often the norm regardless. Civil Court hearings are primarily decided on the submitted statements of case and we at Lawyers4U pride ourselves on being amongst the forerunners in this drafting field.

So stay safe and be reassured that as an existing client we got you and if you have need of our services as a new client, we got you too.


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Restraint of Trade Explained

Competition during the life of the employment contract will usually fall foul of the implied duty of fidelity imposed on the employee and amount to a breach of contract. It may also enable the employer to obtain an injunction against a third party, restraining them from employing the employee while the original contract is still in force. A distinction, therefore, must be drawn between competition during the employment period and compensation once the relationship has ended.

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  • “… I worked for an estate agent and my contract of employment contained a number of restrictive covenants… one of these restricted me from working for any other estate agent within a three mile radius [of my employers office] for a period of 3 months following termination of employment…all of the estate agents in the city are based within this 3 mile exclusion zone…I have applied for a new job with one of them but my former employers have found out and they are threatening to enforce the covenant…”


  • “.. I run a small marketing business… one of my former employees has left to start up on his own…he has already wooed away some of my staff, but now I have discovered he has been contacting my clients in an attempt to undercut me. He is ruining my business…is there anything I can do…”



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