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UK Supreme Court judgment re restraint of trade - Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [SupCrt EW] 03.07.19

Employment - Restraint of trade - Non-competition covenant in employment contract which provided that an employee should not be "interested in" any business carried on by a competitor - Whether unreasonable restraint of trade - Whether doctrine of restraint of trade engaged by a restriction on post-employment shareholding - Proper construction of phrase “interested in” in a non-competition covenant - Correct approach to severance of a non-competition covenant. HELD employer's appeal allowed (The restrictive approach to the severability of unreasonable post-employment restraints of trade set out in Attwood v Lamont was unsatisfactory, the Supreme Court approving the approach taken in Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd v Hall)

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Category: Employment » Contracts of employment; Restrictive covenants. Keyword(s): Severance. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation; Property; Corporate and Commercial Law.
Source: [2019] UKSC 32; Times 1.08.19.

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