Restrictive covenants are often included in employment contracts to protect the business and contacts. The recent Court of Appeal case of M Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited has highlighted the need to ensure that restrictions are tightly drafted in terms of scope.

Restrictive covenants are often included in employment contracts to protect the business and contacts. The recent Court of Appeal case of M Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited has highlighted the need to ensure that restrictions are tightly drafted in terms of scope. Further and more importantly the case has made it very clear that the Courts’ ability to exercise their right to delete or sever wording included in a provision is very limited.

This webinar, presented by Alexandra Bonner, partner, Goodman Derrick LLP, will show you how to ’get it right’ and will discuss:

  • an introduction - the types of restrictive covenants
  • advising the employer - how to draft an enforceable covenant
  • practical issues to consider - reviews, electronic communications, timing of changes
  • dealing with teams
  • remedies for breach
  • advising the employee - understanding the scope, application and fiduciary duties owed
  • disclosure obligations
  • are there breaches by the employer?
  • what to consider in negotiations with the employer
  • recent cases. 

Law Management Section members are entitled to a 20 per cent discount.