The title pretty much says it all: I am working for Company A and am now leaving. Their clients, Client A, B, C and D all really like the work I do and have personally commented to me about how useful and well done it is.
When I leave, is there anything legally stopping me from contacting Clients A, B, C and D and offering them the same services but on a freelance basis?
I appreciate that they may have loyalty to Company A and that they may inform Company A that I have offered them the same services outside of the Company A environment which could jeapordise my reference, but that isn't what my question is about - I want to know, in legal terms, if I can do this.
As far as I am aware, there is nothing in my contract stating that an employee can't do this post-employment (basically, it doesn't say that I can't do it).
I am based in London, England.
(Also note that I couldn't find one specific tag that is suitable for this question; if you are able to categorise it explicitly, then please do so.)