Basic Solutions Ltd v Sands: QBD 23 Jun 2008

The claimant sought injunctions to prevent misuse by former employees of confidential information in their possession and breach of a post employment restrictive covenant.
Held: Eady J said that he could not see, as a matter of general principle, how the fact that there might sometimes be long lead times in tendering for and obtaining contracts should, in itself, have a bearing upon the period for which restrictive covenants should be effective. The claimant had not managed to demonstrate that a 12-month period was reasonably necessary. The covenant in question applied to potential customers as well as to existing ones.


Eady J


[2008] EWHC 1388 (QB)




England and Wales

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CitedAssociated Foreign Exchange Ltd v International Foreign Exchange (UK) Ltd and Another ChD 26-May-2010
The claimant sought interim injunctions to enforce a restrictive covenant against solicitation of customers in a former employee’s contract. The employee, a FOREX dealer, had been placed on garden leave for three months and then his contract . .
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Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.270299