Colgate v Bacheler: 1653

The defendant agreed that, if for three years his son worked as a haberdasher in Canterbury or Rochester, he would pay the plaintiff pounds 20. The court held the agreement to be void irrespective of its limitations of time and place because it was against the benefit of the commonwealth and because the defendant’s son ought not to have been abridged of his trade and living.


[1653] EngR 483, (1653) Cro Eliz 872, (1653) 78 ER 1097




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. The court particularly considered the severability of a section . .
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Updated: 03 May 2022; Ref: scu.412790