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Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I am happy to help you. Does this contract attempt to stop you from working as a recruitment consultant at all anywhere in the UK?
Hello what does a recruitment resourcer do?
Is your employer likely to suffer a financial loss if you go to work for a competitor (given that you do not have client contact?)
In that case there is really very little to worry about. It is highly unlikely that a contract drafted to prevent you working for a recruitment agency anywhere in the UK would hold up and be found to be enforceable in a court of law in any event. This is because they are only enforceable if they are drafted in a way which is no wider than necessary to protect a legitimate business interest. On the face of it this contract is not.
In addition it would cost tens of thousands of pounds to enforce such a clause so, if the employer is not likely to lose a number of clients of a huge sum of money it is unlikely they would take action against you in the court.
I would therefore say that you are safe to go without risk of a legal pursuit in the circumstances.
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