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The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period, during which EU laws continue to apply in the UK, is due to end on 31 December 2020. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement sets out transitional arrangements and negotiations for the future UK/EU relationship are ongoing.

Data Theft

Our team of data theft specialists, made up of experts from our fraud litigationwhite collar crime and employment groups, has 15 years' experience advising on and litigating high profile data theft cases, as well as the handling and management of confidential information and trade secrets. We act for large corporate clients as well as small businesses and individuals across numerous sectors including Recruitment, Real Estate, Construction, Finance and Banking.

We regularly obtain the most powerful Court Orders available to protect our clients' businesses. Once data has been stolen, it is imperative that we move quickly to minimise your losses and to ensure that key evidence is preserved. We act fast: depending on the circumstances and scale of the problem, injunctions can be obtained in days or even hours.

Obtaining injunctions can be a complex and high-risk process. We are risk managers with a strong understanding of when to take it and when to minimise it. We have many years of experience covering all types of injunctions, most notably:

Search orders

These injunctions allow us to enter and conduct a search of the Defendant's premises (business and/ or home) to seize evidence. No other UK law firm has more expertise in this area than we do.

Immediate delivery up order

This injunction forces the Defendant to give back all stolen material immediately. It includes confidential hard copy information and often copies of computers and other electronic devices, such as mobile phones, to the Claimant's solicitors.

Freezing orders

Where there is a risk of the Defendant dissipating his assets in the face of a legal claim, we freeze the Defendant's assets (e.g. bank accounts, properties, cars, shares, etc.). This ensures that any damages awarded are recoverable.

Key Services

  • Drafting post termination restrictive covenants
  • Non poaching clauses
  • Advice regarding team moves
  • Database policies
  • Email and Internet policies
  • Confidential information clauses
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Pre-litigation solutions
  • High Court Litigation including:
    • Obtaining Search Orders, Delivery Up Orders, Computer Images, Freezing Orders
    • Enforcing restrictive covenants

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