Analysis of Recent UK Case on Restrictive Covenants

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 22 June 2016
Sarah Browne
LK Shields

A recent judgment delivered by the English High Court in the case of Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Michael Andrew Thornton has brought restrictive covenants into focus once again.

As restrictive covenants are governed by common law, this case would have persuasive authority in Irish courts.  The judgment was delivered in respect of an application by the Applicant employer seeking an interim injunction to enforce the terms of a restrictive covenant contained in the Respondent employee's contract of employment.

Background

The employer is an agricultural merchant and supplies a full range of products and services to the agricultural sector including the provision of agricultural advice to the various players within the sector.  The company's business is based in

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This article is correct at 22/06/2016
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Sarah Browne
LK Shields

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