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Selwyn Bloch QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Employment
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Selwyn Bloch QC
Selwyn Bloch QC is an industry-leading specialist on restrictive covenants, restraint of trade and confidentiality, who has authored a textbook that is cited in the courts. His international practice sees him acting as lead counsel to clients in the financial services sector in significant team move litigation, particularly when matters overlap with US jurisdictions.
Strengths: "The support he brought was game-changing - he is incredible." "There is nothing like hearing about restrictions from the legend that is Selwyn Bloch QC."
Recent work: Successfully defended Fenwick in an Employment Tribunal claim brought by its employees, who argued that through custom and practice they had become entitled to Christmas bonuses.
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Selwyn Bloch QC is a leading Silk, specialising in business protection (in fields of employment, commercial and partnership law) as leading counsel, arbitrator, mediator or draftsman.

He has acted in numerous leading cases (at all levels) involving restrictive covenants, confidential information, fiduciary duties, economic torts and conflict of laws. These typically concern injunctions) and wrongful dismissal.

In recent years has acted as sole arbitrator in a LLP restrictive covenant dispute within a Big 4 accountancy firm, and as joint arbitrator in a commercial dispute; as counsel in claims relating to employee benefit schemes subject to foreign law, team moves/confidential information cases, cases regarding enforceability of anti-team moves covenants and enforceability of "claw back" provisions.

Selwyn advises on drafting of covenants and other business-protective provisions in all kinds of agreements.

He has substantial experience in employment tribunal disputes eg in July 2020 successfully defending multiple tribunal bonus claims. He has been a part time Employment Judge since 2000.

Career

Silk 2000. Called 1982; joined Littleton Chambers 1982.

Professional Memberships

ELBA, ELA and COMBAR.

Publications

Co-author of leading textbook Bloch & Brearley: 'Employment Covenants and Confidential Information' (4th edition 2018).

Personal

Interests include music, walking, theatre, literature and sport.

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Selwyn Bloch QC

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