Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 287 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Hawkesworth QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Charles Bear (instructed by Hewitson Becke & Shaw) for the claimant.
  Oliver Campbell (instructed by Shoosmiths) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 21 October 2002


Restraint of trade - Restrictive covenant - Breach - Breach by limited liability partnership - Breach by partners - Interim injunction - Availability - Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.

The Case

Where two former employees of the claimant company left and set up a limited liability partnership carrying on a business in the same field as the claimant, the court granted interim relief to enforce a restrictive covenant entered into by the first defendant, but declined to grant interim relief as against the second defendant, or the limited liability partnership.

Practice Areas

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