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Restraints of Trade in the NT

Restraints of trade in the NT (Northern Territory) are clauses which may be included in your employment contract to prevent you from doing certain things that compete with your current or former employer, or in a business sale agreement to prevent the seller from starting up a business in competition with the business which is sold.

In each of the Australian States and Territories (including the NT), restraint of trade clauses are generally regulated by the common law and some provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The only exception to this rule is in New South Wales, which also has additional legislative rules for courts interpreting restraint of trade clauses.

In the Northern Territory, a restraint of trade is a clause in your employment contract to prevent you competing with your employer.

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Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

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