Prophet Plc v Huggett Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCiv 1013
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment
Mr Huggett worked for Prophet Plc, a software company. He had signed a restrictive covenant to prevent him from working in competition, the important clause in this case being the following:
'The Employee shall not during the continuance of this Agreement, or for a period of twelve months from the determination thereof (for whatever reason or in whatsoever manner), without the consent in writing of the Board of Directors of the Company, either solely or jointly with, or as, a Director, Manager, Agent, Consultant or Employee of any other person, firm or company, directly or indirectly, carry on or be engaged, concerned or interested in any business which is similar to, or competes with, any
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