Niran has a wealth of experience of acting in restrictive covenant and other employee competition cases, especially team moves and cases involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy. He has a particular expertise in cases where abuse of confidential information, trade secrets or database rights is alleged.
Niran has advised and appeared on behalf of numerous clients in interim injunction litigation in the Queen’s Bench Division and the Chancery Division, including in following sectors: banking, insurance, recruitment, travel, PR and opinion polling, both obtaining and successfully resisting injunctive relief.
His recent cases include the following:
- In Advetec Holdings v Shaw & Another (2020), appeared for a claimant technology company in successful application for without notice ‘doorstep delivery up’ injunction against former CEO. Successfully resisted application to set aside order on return date.
- In Hyperama v Poulis & Another (2019), appeared for senior employee in injunction proceedings brought by leading food wholesaler following allegations of conspiracy, diversion of business opportunities to competing business and civil fraud. Case settled following mediation.
- In Bourne Rail v Ashton (High Court (QBD) 26 April 2018), acted for three of the defendants in 10-day expedited trial in Queen’s Bench Division of claims for unlawful means conspiracy and restrictive covenant injunctions brought by rail construction company. All of the claims against them were dismissed.
Niran has particular expertise in obtaining injunctive relief under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, including advising companies on protecting their employees from harassment by ex-employees and protesters.
His High Court practice also encompasses advising on claims relating to senior executive remuneration, including share options. His clients in this area include several listed companies as well as directors of these.
He provides seminars to clients on the following topics “Obtaining and Defending Interim Relief: a Practical Guide” and “Protecting Your Client’s Confidential Information in and out of Court”.