George Hill and Co v Hill: 1886

The plaintiff company acquired the meat export business of the defendant, who covenanted not to ‘be in any way concerned or interested in any similar business’ within ten miles of the Royal Exchange. He became an employee of a similar business within that radius.
Held: It was unnecessary to decide whether he was ‘interested in’ the business, which, the judge added, meant in commercial language ‘entitled to profits’, because on any view he was ‘concerned’ in it; and that the covenant should be enforced against him.


(1886) 55 LT 769


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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Employment, Contract

Updated: 22 April 2022; Ref: scu.675704