Practical advice on all drafting and litigation problems associated with restraint of trade is provided by this comprehensive handbook. Detailed guidance is given on such aspects as: employment contracts; business sales; partnerships and joint ventures; breach of contract; and commercial contracts. This edition has been brought right up to date with case law, in particular, decisions affecting the law relating to breach of confidence, such as Universal Thermosensors v Hibben and Elton John v James. Greater attention is given to the drafting choices faced by the draftsman, in terms of the criteria to be used in certain situations and increased coverage is provided of EC issues, such as competition. For this edition, the appendices have been substantially expanded to include a compendium of detailed summaries of the major cases for immediate reference.