||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 330 (Jul)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Hegarty QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||Tim Shepherd (instructed by Irwin Mitchell, Birmingham) for the claimants.
||Simon Cheves (instructed by Crane & Staples, Welwyn Garden City) for the defendant.
||18 July 2003
Employment - Contract of employment - Terms of employment - Confidentiality and loyalty agreement - Fundamental breach of employment contract - Applicability of agreement.
On the evidence, the defendant was entitled to treat himself as not bound by the terms of a confidentiality agreement by virtue of the fact that his summary dismissal amounted to a fundamental breach of contract.
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