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Accessing the Other Side’s Computers? Imaging and Inspection Orders

In this article, Peter Linstead considers the use of applications for orders permitting a search of a defendant’s computers and electronic devices, including why they are useful and also their limitations. Applications for orders permitting a search of a defendant’s computers and electronic devices are routinely sought in cases involving employee competition and claims based on the misappropriation of IP.  This is commonly at the outset of proceedings, in tandem with an interim injunction application. The High Court has been receptive to these applications in the last few years, to varying degrees.  This article considers the reasons for, and the limits of, these applications, including a recent pronouncement on the relevant principles by the Court of Appeal. Peter’s article can…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, Employment 11 Mar, 2021

Peter Linstead publishes book on Employee Competition

Peter Linstead, a specialist in employment and commercial law from Outer Temple Chambers, has written a new handbook on Employee Competition; “Restraining Competition by Employees – A Practical Guide to Restrictive Covenants, Injunctions and Other Remedies”. “Restraining Competition by Employees – A Practical Guide to Restrictive Covenants, Injunctions and Other Remedies” is published by Law Brief Publishing.  Click here for further information or to purchase a copy. The purpose of the book is to create an easily accessible, indexed guide to this area of law, which is often regarded as highly specialist, even within the employment law community.  Whilst fully up to date and covering all areas of importance, it is designed to enable solicitors and barristers to gain knowledge…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Employment, Employment 15 Feb, 2021

‘Employing precautions’ Bianca Venkata published in the Solicitors Journal

Bianca Venkata has been published in the July 2020 edition of the Solicitors Journal for her article considering the impact of the pandemic on employment firms. Bianca provides an overview of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on employment law firms, litigation in the employment tribunal, and health and safety and GDPR considerations in the work place. She also considers the balance between protecting vulnerable groups from covid-19 with avoiding discrimination. Bianca looks at the potential for future litigation arising out of employment discrimination, particularly with regards to employers who adopt policies based on the vulnerability of particular groups to the virus. Bianca’s article has been published in the July edition of the Solicitors Journal and can be read here.…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 21 Jul, 2020

A practical guide to interim relief in the Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunals may well face an increase in interim relief applications arising from concerns from those returning to work after lockdown. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide for both employees and employers. There has been considerable speculation about the potential for applications in the employment tribunal for interim relief to continue the employment contract, being brought by employees who have raised concerns about the safety of returning to their workplace after lockdown and who have been dismissed. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide to the situations in which an employee can and cannot make such applications and sets out the legal tests and hurdles to be overcome for those making and defending such applications. Introduction Sections 128 to…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 18 May, 2020

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