Smith v Hancock: ChD 23 Apr 1894

The defendant sold his grocery business near Stoke-on-Trent to the claimant and agreed not for the following ten years to carry on or be ‘in any wise interested’ in any similar business operating within five miles of it. The defendant’s wife set up a grocery within those parameters.


Foskett J


[1894] UKLawRpCh 62, (1894) 2 Ch 377




England and Wales

Cited by:

AppliedGophir Diamond Co v Wood ChD 26-Mar-1902
The ex-employee of a jewellery shop in Regent Street had become a salaried employee of a rival shop in the same street. Swinfen Eady J noted that his covenant had only been not to be ‘interested’ in a similar business; and the judge added that in . .
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. . .
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Updated: 10 April 2022; Ref: scu.675708