Restraint of trade contracts

We can provide you with legal advice on restraint of trade contracts.  We advise Perth business owners as well as employees on non-compete clauses and restraint of trade issues arising out of employment contracts and Deeds of Confidentiality.

Restraint of trade contracts restrain employees or contractors from carrying out a particular trade for a certain period of time and within a certain area.

They also often include "non-solicitation clauses" which are clauses that prevent an employee or contractor from pursuing clients of the employer or principal’s business.

Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates and fixed prices for commercial work and for litigation are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms.  Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms. 

We have represented clients in complex employment contract cases in the Supreme Court for 20 years.  It is a growing area of litigation.

We can provide you with legal advice on your rights and obligations in restraint of trade contracts, including whether the restraint of trade contracts are legally enforceable.

For more information, see our Breach of Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Law.

Aherns Lawyers handles all claims relating to:

  • breaches of contracts of employment;
  • deeds of confidentiality;
  • breaches of restraint of trade clauses;
  • theft of confidential information;
  • theft of trade secrets;
  • improper use of company materials;
  • theft of employers' clients;
  • theft of trade secrets;
  • improper use of company property;
  • unfair dismissal claims for employers;
  • legal advice on non-compete clauses; and
  • defending Worksafe prosecutions.

We also act for employers in unfair dismissal cases.

We prepare employee contracts and management contracts, deeds of confidentiality and secrecy, restraint of trade clauses as well as providing the full suite of services in relation to enforcement of all these agreements.