||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 237 (Jul)
|| EWCA Civ 1013
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lord Justice Rimer, Lord Justice Lewison and Lord Justice Christopher Clarke
||James Laddie QC (instructed by Cummins Solicitors Ltd, Leicester) for the claimant.
||Andrew Burns (instructed by Archon Solicitors Ltd) for the defendant.
||22 July 2014
Restraint of trade by agreement - Employer and employee - Construction of covenant - Defendant resigning from employment with claimant company - Claimant seeking injunction against claimant in reliance on restrictive covenant in contract of employment - Judge interpreting covenant and reading words in - Injunction being granted against defendant for one year - Whether judge erring in construction of covenant.
Restraint of trade by agreement Employer and employee. The claimant sought to invoke a restrictive covenant in the defendant's employment contract following the defendant's resignation to work for another company. The judge, in considering the restrictive covenant had added correcting words and granted the claimant an injunction. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, discharged the injunction and held that the wording of the restrictive covenant had been clear and had not required additional words to be read in by the judge.
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