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|1 Apr 2007||Employee Competition – Recent Developments||Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers.||ELA Briefing|
|1 Sep 2003||Restrictive Covenants and the Employee Abroad||Christopher Walter and Harris Bor, Covington & Burling||ELA Briefing||In many industry sectors employees are expected to take responsibility for promoting business interests that have international reach. Employees will often travel extensively and/or re-locate in order...|
|1 Aug 2003||Enforcing Restrictive Covenants||Christopher Fisher is a partner in the employment group of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP||ELA Briefing||Decisions by the Court of Appeal on the enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants are uncommon. The case of Arbuthnot Fund Managers Ltd v Rawlings  EWCA Civ 518 is of int...|
|1 Jul 2003||Restrictive Covenants||Melanie Russell is head of litigation professional support at Olswang||ELA Briefing||Faced with legal action to enforce a restrictive covenant against them, employees may consider an argument that the covenants were obtained from them under duress or undue influence, relying, for exam...|
|1 Jun 2007||New directive threatens restrictive covenants||Bridget Hui and James Baker, Macfarlanes||ELA Briefing||Restrictive covenants are designed to prevent former employees from harming their former employer by competing with them. But could the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive,...|
|1 Dec 2006||Shepherds Investments Ltd v Walters||Edward Brown, Essex Court Chambers||ELA Briefing||
In the recent decision in
Shepherds Investments Ltd v Walters, Etherton J, sitting in the Chancery Division, set out a broad new approach to the permissibility of employees taking “...
|1 Jul 2007||Application for Committal||Alexandra Carn, Edwin Coe||ELA Briefing||
There has been a spate of recent cases on applications for injunctions for breach of restrictive covenants. In this article, Alexandra Carn looks at the next stage – what to do when an injunction a...
|1 Nov 2007||Upholding Restrictive Covenants||Edward Brown, Essex Court Chambers||ELA Briefing||In Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd v Hall, the Court of Appeal further tilted the balance of power between an employer and its post-termination competing employees in favour of the empl...|
|1 Nov 2007||Injunctions and Speedy Trials: Practical Issues||David Ludlow, Barlow Robbins LLP||ELA Briefing||David Ludlow identifies practical issues in prosecuting or defending claims for the enforcement of restrictions through to speedy trial|
|1 Dec 2007||In Review - 12/07||Stephen Levinson, Manches LLP||ELA Briefing||Stephen Levinson reviews Employee Competition - Covenants, Confidentiality and Garden Leave, edited by Paul Goulding QC and published by the Oxford University Press at £88.95.|