Restrictive covenants in employment contracts – A generous decision from the Court of Appeal? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in appeals, contract of employment, news, restrictive covenants, witnesses by sally

“The Court of Appeal’s decision (11 October 2013) in Coppage v Safety Net Security to uphold as reasonable and enforceable a 6 month non-solicitation restrictive covenant is surprising because of the fact that the covenant covered all customers during the period of Mr Coppage’s employment. In modern times the general advice had been that such covenants should be restricted to those who had been customers in a fixed period prior to termination (‘look back’ requirement) and to be confined to those with whom the employee had had personal dealings.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 21st October 2013