Home Counties Dairies v Skilton: CA 1970

In construing an employee’s restrictive covenant, a court should disregard fanciful hypotheses or arguments leading to a reductio ad absurdum.


[1970] 1 WLR 526, [1970] All ER 1227


England and Wales

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CitedAllan Janes Llp v Johal ChD 23-Feb-2006
The claimant sought to enforce a restrictive covenant against the defendant a former assistant solicitor as to non-competition within a certain distance of the practice for a period of three years. After leaving she had sought to set up partnership . .
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: 28 May 2022; Ref: scu.240027