I left practice within the last year to work in industry but my position is under threat as the company is experiencing difficulties.
My previous contract whilst in practice specified that I could not act in a similar role to that of my previous employer within a 5-mile radius for 2 years. Is this reasonable and would it stand up legally?
Clearly I need to work to feed my family and my expertise is as a Chartered Accountant so if an alternative position is not available elsewhere it may become necessary for me to take any work I can as a sole practitioner.
Surely as long as I stay away from previous clients (which I intend to do) there should be no issues but I just wanted some opinions from fellow professionals.