Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 104 (Jul)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Altman sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Martin Fodder (instructed by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert) for the claimant
  Michael Mulholland (instructed by Farleys, Burnley) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 July 2002


Restraint of trade by agreement - Employer and employee - Construction of covenant - Covenants requiring employee technician not to undertake work for or soliciting clients of claimant employer for nine month period following termination - Whether covenants reasonable.

The Case

Restrictive covenants in the contract of a technician in an automotive panel repair company which prevented the employee from performing services for the claimant employer's clients or soliciting clients for a period of nine months following termination of the contract were held to be reasonable and enforceable.

Practice Areas

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