I have a possible scenario where Recruitment Company A is taking over a "service" that Recruitment Company B had - and unsuccessfully tendered for the renewal. The service has a resource which is myself and Recruitment Company A wants to assume the resource. Problem is Recruitment Company B has a clause in my employment contract which basically says I can't do this for a period of 6 Months. Is this Restraint of Trade? Their argument is that they spent money to find and insert me into the position. Now that they have lost the contract they are basically putting me out of work. The client wants to retain me as I have the knowledge and skillset they want. Thoughts? The clause is "To the extent permitted by law the Contractor and relevant Nominated Person will not at any time during the currency of a Schedule or for a period of 6 months after its termination (either on its own account or for any other person) solicit (accept any approach or initiate any contact) work from company B's Client. "