Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 123 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 1421 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Molyneux sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Chris Quinn (instructed by Lamb Brooks LLP) for the claimant.
  Spencer Keen (instructed by Fox Whitfield Solicitors) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 20 June 2016


Employment - Contract of service - Breach of contract - Restrictive Covenant - First defendant being former employee of claimant - Whilst employed first defendant setting up company, second defendant, and accessing confidential information - First defendant leaving employment with claimant and setting up business resulting in loss of profit for claimant - Claimant bringing action for breach of duty and contract - Whether claimant entitled to damages and injunctive relief.

The Case

Employment Contract of service. The Queen's Bench Division awarded the claimant damages and final injunctive relief following the finding that the first defendant, a former employee of the claimant, had breached his duty of fidelity and confidence both during and after his employment with the claimant and in breach of the restrictive covenant which had been part of his contract of employment.

Practice Areas

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