Employee competition and confidentiality

Secret injunction - Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey

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The ever-growing importance of precise use and drafting of terms to protect confidential information, and how this can assist in circumstances where an employee is moving to a competing business, has been emphasised in a Court of Appeal case, Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey [2016] EWCA Civ 87. More …

Costs following an injunction

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Costs in Injunction Applications - Are Claimants entitled to significant costs if they secure only modest damages? This issue was explored in the recent High Court case of Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB). More …

Breach of Confidence Good Faith and the Database Right

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Health and Case Management Ltd v Physiotherapy Network Ltd [2018] provides some much needed clarity and guidance on the law on breach of confidence, the meaning of contractual obligations to act in ‘good faith’, and the practical application of the EU Database Rights. More …

Dealing with departing employees, the potential pitfalls with restrictive covenants – Lessons learnt from Capita Plc v Darch [2017]

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A key issue for businesses is what happens when senior employees or managers leave and set up a new company in competition or join an established competitor. More …