Scorer v Seymour Jones: CA 1966

The claimant, an estate agent in Dartmouth, opened a branch in Kingsbridge and employed the defendant to manage it. The defendant’s post-employment covenant was not to set up as an estate agent within five miles either of Kingsbridge or of Dartmouth. He set up as an estate agent within five miles of Kingsbridge.
Held: The court severed the covenant, removed the reference to Dartmouth as too wide and enforced the remainder.


[1966] 1 WLR 1419


England and Wales

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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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Updated: 23 April 2022; Ref: scu.675714