DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 43
Making sure restrictive covenants are worth more than the paper they are written on
You work hard to build up your practice, only for an ex-employee or ex-associate to leave, set up business down the road and take all of your patients with them. In most cases this will be a breach of the restrictive covenants in their contracts. When clients come to us...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 38
When deciding whether or not to pursue or defend a claim, determining how you will fund your case will be one of the biggest factors to take into account. Knowing what options are available will make you better informed and can help you with this difficult decision.
You may choose to pay privately for the legal costs. However, this...Read More
Courts actively encourage parties to resolve their disputes without court intervention and consider litigation to be a ‘last resort’. As Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals become increasingly overburdened with cases and whilst resources and funding continue to diminish, it is not hard to see why the courts take this ‘last resort’ approach. For some types of disputes like construction and...Read More
A case last month at the High Court demonstrated how a lack of preparation can cause an adverse impact. The case of PM Project Services Ltd v Dairy Crest Ltd EWHC 1235 (TCC) concerned disputed invoices of £1.2m for construction work. An application made to court was supported by a witness statement together with 750 pages of exhibits. However, the bundles for the hearing had been...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 16
Every dental practice knows that it can take years to build up a loyal patient following but a matter of days for this to be destroyed by an ex-associate. Normally, a practice seeks to protect its goodwill by adding restrictive covenants into an associate, or even an employee, contract.
However, will your covenants stand up in court if you need to...Read More