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Restrictive covenants

We advise on the validity and enforceability of restrictive covenants, providing strategic advice and options, preparing and issuing proceedings, including injunctions to prevent breach of covenant. We also assist with negotiations for the release or modification of the restriction.

Restrictive covenants

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Commercial property

Commercial property is a niche strength at Sherrards. We are known for our entrepreneurial and commercial approach and field a highly experienced team: most of our practitioners have a background in City or West End commercial property firms. Our commercial property team undertakes the full spectrum of instruction, including development, investment, acquisitions and disposals, and …

Commercial property

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Trademarks and branding

Trademarks, logos and brands have become some of the most valuable business assets, often far exceeding the value of physical business assets. Having a trademark enables a business to distinguish its goods and services from those of its competitors, and in the case of well-known luxury goods brands the mere placing of a trademark on …

Trademarks and branding

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Constructive dismissal claims

We can protect your business against constructive dismissal claims, which may be brought by employees who have resigned. Constructive dismissal arises where an employer has committed a breach of contract in such a way as to destroy or seriously impair the relationship of trust and confidence with the employee.  Examples of breaches of contract by …

Constructive dismissal claims

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Copyright

Of all the different types of intellectual property rights, probably the most crucial for modern businesses is copyright. It covers not just the written word and images, but software, music, films, audio recordings, website content, brochures, manuals and artistic work of all kinds. Unlike other types of intellectual property that require some sort of official …

Copyright

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Criminal fraud

We represent individuals and companies under investigation, or being prosecuted for alleged fraud by agencies including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, City of London Police, or the Financial Conduct Authority. Our expertise encompasses the full range of complex fraud matters, including tax, duty and VAT evasion, tax avoidance schemes and missing trader …

Criminal fraud

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Contracts, policies and procedures

Contract As an employer, you are obliged to provide your employees with written details of their employment confirming details such as start date, place of work and salary. There is no such thing as a standard employment contract, as every employer is different and will have its own needs and requirements. Being clear about both parties’ …

Contracts, policies and procedures

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Designs

An important and significantly under utilised area of intellectual property protection are registered and unregistered designs. Design rights can cover a wide range of items including not only three dimensional objects such as furniture, packaging and equipment, but also textile designs, clothing, logos, sculptures and all sorts of other product designs. Unlike patents that cover …

Designs

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Discrimination and equal pay claims

Discrimination and equal pay can be a thorny area of law, as job seekers, employees and contractors have extensive legal protection. Discrimination and equal pay claims can result in damaging publicity for an employer, and are compounded by potentially unlimited compensation being available to successful claimants. We aim to provide clients with the right tools …

Discrimination and equal pay claims

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