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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast provides an illustrative discussion of the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment law cases and in particular, the non-dealing and anti-solicitation covenants following the case of East England School CIC v Palmer (2013). It is essential listening for employment practitioners interested in gaining a more in-depth understanding of the issues which can arise in enforcing these types of covenants.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the approach taken by the courts to restrictive covenants in employment cases;
  • Understand the key differences between restrictive covenants in employment law cases and those in commercial contracts;
  • Have considered the significance of East England School CIC v Palmer [2013];
  • Be aware of the questions regarding inducement of breach of contract regarding restrictive covenant cases;
  • Know how the courts’ approach to enforcing restrictive covenants may differ in respect of non-compete covenants.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Ashcourt Rowan Financial Planning Ltd v Hall [2013] EWHC 1185 (QB);
  • Coppage v Safety net Security Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1176;
  • East England School CIC v Palmer [2013] EWHC 4138 (QB);
  • QBE v Dymoke [2012] EWHC 80 (QB);
  • TFS Derivatives Ltd v Morgan [2004] EWHC 3181 (QB).
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In this CPDcast Ed Bowyer, an employment law partner from Hogan Lovells discusses the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment cases in this CPD accredited legal training podcast for lawyers.

Date Recorded: 21st March 2014

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