JA Mont (UK) Ltd v Mills: 1993

‘As a matter of policy, [the] court should not too urgently strive to find, within restrictive covenants ex facie too wide, implicit limitations such as alone would justify their imposition. Otherwise, employers would have no reason ever to impose restraints in appropriately limited terms. Thus would be perpetuated the long-recognised vice of ex-employees being left subject to apparently excessive restraints and yet quite unable, short of expensive litigation and at peril of substantial damages claims, to determine precisely what their rights may be.’


[1993] IRLR 172


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 . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.240026