Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 387 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWHC 1545 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Brunning sitting as a High Court judge

Representation Gerard Clarke (instructed by Barlow Robins LLP) for the claimant.
  Charles Bear (instructed by Jones Day) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 June 2007


Restraint of trade by agreement - Employer and employee - Sales representative - Defendant employee leaving claimant company to work for rival - Claimant obtaining without notice injunctions restricting defendant's activities - Whether injunctions should be continued.

The Case

Restraint of trade by agreement Employer and employee. Injunctions based on restrictive covenants in the defendant's contract of employment with the claimant company would be continued; the covenants protected legitimate business interests of the claimant including confidential information, and the claimant was entitled to the protection of the clauses. The contract concerned the defendant's work as a salesperson of surgical equipment distributed by the claimant.

Practice Areas

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