Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 83 (Dec)
Court: Chancery Division

Judge Weeks QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Richard O'Dair (instructed by Thompsons) for the first and second claimant and Pt 20 claimant (2nd claim).
  David Di Mambro (instructed by Halliwells) for E Ltd.
Judgment Dates: 30 November 2005


Copyright - Infringement - Breach of confidentiality - Former employee joining rival second claimant company - Use of client database obtained during former employment - Whether claimants breaching confidentiality and infringing copyright - Whether first claimant personally liable.

The Case

The court ruled, inter alia, on issues of breach of confidentiality and infringement of copyright where a former employee of the defendant-Part 20 claimant company (E Ltd) had joined the claimant-Part 20 defendant company and had used documents and database information about E Ltd's business and clients acquired by him while working for E Ltd.

Practice Areas

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