International Consulting Services (UK) Ltd v Hart: QBD 26 Jan 2000

The claimant sought damages and an injunction from their former employee, the defendant, saying that he had breached a post-employment restrictive covenant.
Held: The court upheld a 12-month non-solicitation clause. This was however a ‘borderline case’, the court stressing the complexity of negotiations, and the length of the period of time over which they were often conducted and the central and influential position held by the employee in question.
Nicolas Strauss QC J
[2000] EWHC 566 (QB), [2000] IRLR 227
England and Wales
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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: 19 April 2021; Ref: scu.416385