CEF Holdings Ltd and Another v City Electrical Factors Ltd and Others: QBD 1 Jun 2012

The claimant sought continuation of interim orders requiring the defendants not to solicit the employment of its workers, and restraining any use of its intellectual property by defendants who had already left.
Held: That for various reasons the non-competition covenant was in unreasonable restraint of trade. One of his reasons, set out in para 65(i), was that ‘[i]ts width is so great that it prevents any employees from having ‘any interest’ in [a competing] company, such as even owning one share in a publicly-quoted company’.


Silber J


[2012] EWHC 1524 (QB)




England and Wales

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CitedTillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd SC 3-Jul-2019
The company appealed from rejection of its contention that its former employee should be restrained from employment by a competitor under a clause in her former employment contract. . .
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Updated: 10 April 2022; Ref: scu.459900