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Does my non-compete block me?

(Almost) certainly not.

Restrictive covenants in the recruitment industry vary a lot in scope and quality, but they are very unlikely to entirely prevent you from starting your own business.
In most cases there is often a gap between what is written in a contract and what is legally enforceable in a court of law – so what you see is not necessarily what you get.
Even with the most tightly-worded restrictions, consultants are likely to be prevented from:
immediately re-engaging their recent client and candidate base (for anything from 3 to 12 months), and
directly poaching previous colleagues (though this doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t work together)
But there will usually be no ‘total block’ on your ability to go solo.
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