Actions and Detail Panel
The Role of HR in Protecting the Business
Tue 1 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
In this event two lawyers from the employment team of 3volution, Leeds-based boutique commercial law firm, will lead a highly interactive session which will cover three distinct areas:
- What enforceable post-termination covenants look like (and what they don't), and what factors influence their likely enforceability.
- Practical steps that HR and the wider business can take to try to minimise the consequences of an employee leaving and seeking to make use of confidential information, working for a competitor or approaching clients etc.
- A discussion about what would be involved in a legal process in the event of a former employee breaching their contractual obligations.
Attendees will leave the session with:
(a) a greater understanding about the importance of having appropriate contractual provisions in place that seek to limit what former employees can do to cause damage to their business;
(b) an idea about practical actions that can be taken to ensure that their business is not adversely affected by unlawful actions by ex-employees; and
(c) a clearer idea of the legal process that might need to be followed in the event that an ex-employee breaches their obligations.
Who would benefit from attending?:
Anyone in an HR role
Brief speaker/company profile:
Paul, a Partner, joined 3volution in January 2013. He has over 20 years' experience in employment law, in particular advising employers on resolving complex disputes, termination advice, confidentiality and restrictive covenants issues, the HR aspects of corporate transactions including contractual drafting and TUPE advice, and is an experienced employment tribunal advocate. Paul has been regularly praised by clients for giving "business orientated advice in a warm and approachable manner", for his "commercial approach and assertive and confident manner" and his "knack for making complicated employment law issues ... easily understood". Paul is also an accomplished trainer. He has delivered training around the world, and is confident in his ability to design and deliver training on a wide range of matters for both HR specialists and line managers.
Gearalt Fahy also a Partner joined in September 2015. He has almost 17 years' experience advising employers on complex and strategic legal work. He advises clients on protecting business interests, executive disputes and how to approach difficult conversations. He has particular expertise in project managing employment relations issues and HR planning at a strategic level. Gearalt focuses on premium work for sophisticated clients in Yorkshire and nationally. Gearalt is described by clients in Chambers and Partners as an experienced employment litigator for public sector and commercial clients: "He's a good practical common-sense lawyer"; "He has a deep insight into our industry and is interested in the business we are in. He is also interested in people and he is a good judge of character. He goes beyond just giving good legal counsel"; "He is up to date with our current and future direction so that he can shape the service he provides us"; "Proactive in his approach to our needs." Legal 500 describe him as being "well informed" and having "excellent client-handling skills"