Irwin Mitchell Launches Product to Prevent Data Theft and Unfair Competition

Improving Job Market Places More Companies At Risk Of Losing Clients And Sensitive Information


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

Leading law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has launched a new fixed-fee product aimed at protecting companies from the dangers of employees taking clients and confidential business information with them when they change jobs.

IM Protect is a fixed-fee product which provides businesses with a comprehensive range of legal support designed to help it protect confidential information and insulate it from risk when recruiting. 

The product includes an audit of an organisation’s contracts and policies to identify gaps and risk areas and provides guidance notes on how to make changes to contracts and sample clauses.
It also gives companies effective processes and procedures to avoid the legal pitfalls associated with recruiting individuals and teams, including advice on mitigating claims for inducing a breach of contract.

The IM Protect product also provides enforcement support in case an employee leaves a business and takes clients or confidential information with them.  Here Irwin Mitchell provides initial letters designed to remind and warn outgoing employees of their obligations in relation to restrictions and confidential information as well as bespoke litigation advice if the matter cannot be resolved swiftly.

Christopher Tutton, an employment law Partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: