Sherrards Recruitment team help client with breach of restrictive covenant battle

The team issued High Court proceedings with an injunction hearing which was successful.

We were able to secure default judgment avoiding significant expenditure for ongoing legal proceedings for our client which they would have stood little to no prospects of recovering from the former employee.

Sherrards help London based recruitment agency recover unpaid fees

The matter proceeded to a final hearing and after some 18 months of litigation a Judgment was given in our client’s favour, resulting in them recovering not only the recruitment fee but also statutory compensation and contractual interest.

The team also resolved an important ‘passing off’ issue for the same client following a competitor setting up a recruitment company with a very similar name.  The competitor was forced to change its name, website and materials within a week of our involvement. 

The client was referred to the Recruitment team by their Recruitment Directors Lunch Club (RDLC) networking group. The successful outcome of this matter has been widely publicised via the RDLC network, resulting in further instructions and recognition from the group.

Sarah Newman

Sarah supports niche specialisms within the firm including across the recruitment and franchising sectors, working alongside Barney Laurence, Partner in the Litigation department. Sarah also works closely with Paul Marmor, Head of Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation and International.

She is enthusiastic about her work and has supported the team on an impressive range of disputes ranging from contractual matters to High Court fraud disputes, involving international elements.

Sarah’s motivation is to build long-lasting relationships with clients and ensure they receive pragmatic and thoughtful advice.

We trust that held your attention.

Barney Laurence

He also heads up the Firm’s Recruitment team and is well-known in the Recruitment sector for being “someone really good to have on your side”.

He is respected for breaking down legal jargon into simple terms and for making himself accessible to clients at all hours. They appreciate him for his honesty, humour and down to earth style.

Clients say he is a “standout Partner with a winning track record”, he “takes the stress off me, allowing me to focus on the rest of my business”.

That’s Barney for you.

Mark Fellows

Mark’s motivation is supporting his clients and he is known for making himself accessible to them at all hours, though he prefers to meet face to face where possible (over a cup of tea, naturally) as he finds those meetings most productive and the best way to understand his clients’ concerns and objectives.

Mark runs an exclusive HR Forum, providing his clients’ HR teams with the opportunity to hear first-hand about developments in employment law and how that will impact their work, and also provides “first-class” in-house training for clients.

When pressed for his favourite client testimonial, he chose “Mark epitomises professionalism. He always suggests sensible, pragmatic and realistic courses of action, managing client expectation superbly throughout.”

We knew that and now you do too.

Kiall Bagnell

He is known for his down-to-earth approach and for being able to break down legal jargon – he understands his clients want the facts and his guidance in a simple format. His strong eye for detail and decisiveness ensures he drives corporate deals to a quick, satisfactory completion.

Kiall is enthusiastic about networking and meeting clients face to face, (ideally over a coffee) as he finds those meetings most beneficial but for those that prefer other forms of communication, it is known that he makes himself accessible at all hours and is always responsive, friendly, and pragmatic.

Kiall is an expert in his field which is evidenced by his continued inclusion in the legal directory The Legal 500, more recently as a ‘Rising Star’ in the legal sector.

Those are the facts, pure and simple.

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