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Nick Hurley writes for City AM on the government’s plan to slash non-compete clauses

The government recently published a new policy paper, setting out plans to improve post-Brexit regulation in the UK.

Nick Hurley, Partner and Head of Employment, writes an opinion piece for City AM on the government’s plan to slash non-compete clauses to three months, in an effort to boost competition between employers. 

See a snippet of his piece below:

"One of the most eye-catching proposals, certainly to City types, is the plans to legislate away non-compete clauses longer than three months, in a bid to boost competition. On the face of it, this is a radical change, unpicking at the fabric of common law on restraint of trade that dates back centuries to the days of master and servant. It is unprecedented in the context of employment contracts to see laws passed by parliament curb restrictions of this kind. But is it really smarter?"

Read the full article in City AM here.

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