Ryanair DAC V Peter Bellew – An In-Depth Analysis Of case law Relating To Restrictive CovenantsPosted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 29 January 2020
The within judgment is the culmination of an eight-day trial in the High Court before Allen J in December 2019 further to an application by Ryanair Limited (as it then was) (‘the Company’) for an order of specific performance of Mr Peter Bellew’s (‘the Defendant’) contract of employment - specifically the post-employment restrictive covenants therein -and an injunction preventing him from commencing employment with a rival airline, easyJet, for a period of twelve months post the termination of his employment with the Company. The Defendant was employed as the Company’s Chief Operations Officer (‘COO’) until his resignation took effect on 31 December 2019.
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