Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 111 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 1321 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Garnham J

Representation Daniel Oudkerk QC, Jane McCafferty and Edward Brown (instructed by Macfarlanes LLP) for the claimant.
  Matthew Sheridan and Alexander (instructed by Doyle Clayton) for the first defendant.
  Paul Goulding QC, Diya Sen Gupta and Kerenza Davis (instructed by BGC Legal) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 6 June 2017


Employment - Contract of service - Breach of contract - Injunction - First defendant applying for lifting of injunction restricting him from working for second defendant following termination of employment with claimant - Whether injunction ought to remain.

The Case

Employment Contract of service. The Queen's Bench Division upheld a judge's injunction, applied for by the claimant, the former employer of the first defendant, who had been on garden leave and wished to commence working for the second defendant. The claimant had amply demonstrated its legitimate business interest in the protection of its confidential information, which required the protection provided by the garden leave injunction.

Practice Areas

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