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Please can you just clarify, will you be on the payroll or will you still invoice them?
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Many thanks for your patience. To answer your questions:
1. Yes you may certainly try to negotiate with them over the removal or amendment of this clause. If they are trying to impose a 20 mile radius from a point in London then that effectively excludes the whole of the city and that is generally seen as very wide as there is so much scope to work there without being in direct competition. So certainly try to at least reduce this, even if they do not remove it2. Pursuing the failure to breach anonymity will be difficult to pursue. Legal action against the client will be rather difficult and what you can potentially get out of it will also likely make it rather underwhelming to justify you taking it further3. Again, whilst there is nothing stopping you from doing this you have to consider what they are due to pay you as per contract. If your termination notice is less than that then they can always say that they do not have to pay you more. However, if you wish to try and use the whistleblowing as a potential leverage you can do this and say that if you refuse to accept the current offer you will consider a separate claim for whistleblowing so it is in their best interests to try and settle now by offering something more reasonable.
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