Gamlen Chemical Co (UK) Ltd v Rochem Ltd: 1983

Goulding J said: ‘For servants during their employment and in breach of their contractual duty of fidelity to their master to engage in a scheme, secretly using their master’s time and money, to take the master’s customers and employees and make profit from them in a competing business built up to receive themselves on leaving the master’s service, I would have thought that commercial men and lawyers alike would say that that is fraud.’


Goulding J


[1983] RPC 1


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal from (Dicta approved)Gamlen Chemical Co (UK) Ltd v Rochem Ltd CA 4-Dec-1979
Solicitors accepted instructions against a promise of sums on account of costs. After non-payment they began to apply to be removed from the record. The new solicitors sought transfer of the solicitors file, and obtained an order to that effect . .
CitedX v Y Ltd (Practice and Procedure – Disclosure) EAT 9-Aug-2018
Iniquity surpasses legal advice privilege
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An Employment Judge struck out paragraphs of the Claimant’s claim as they depended on an email in respect of which legal advice privilege was claimed. . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.621167