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[_] exclusivity agreements

Peter Marshall peter at sparkdata.co.uk
Fri Dec 11 11:38:50 GMT 2009

> Surely all they are asking is for you to turn down potential work from their
competitors, potential being the key word here. 

When we get asked about this our response runs along the lines of '2 clients is a conflict of interest, 3 is a specialisation...' and most of them get it.  Why not sign up to say that you won't take on work in the same sector without letting them know - could even add a clause about permission not being unreasonably withheld.  After all, you could point out to them that you could be working on different areas within two companies in the same sector.....