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Procuring breach of contract (Court of Appeal judgment) - Allen (t/a David Allen Chartered Accountants) v Dodd & Co Ltd [CA] 27.02.20 (Unreported)

To be liable for procuring breach of contract, a person had to actually realise that the act they were procuring would have the effect of breaching the contract: where the person obtained legal advice that it was more probable than not that the contract would not be breached, that was sufficient to defend a procuring breach of contract claim where the advice turned out to be wrong. A defence to the claim did not require an absolute belief that one's actions would not amount to inducing a breach.
Category: Contract » Breach. Keyword(s): Restrictive covenants. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Law.
Source: [2020] EWCA Civ 258.

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