Linklaters LLP & Anor v Mellish Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWHC 177 (QB)
Legal BodyEngland and Wales High Court (EWHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment
This case concerned an urgent application for an injunction to restrain an ex-employee from disclosing information obtained from and relating to his employment. The information was highly confidential in nature and was protected by express duties of confidence as outlined in his contract of employment.
The defendant, a former director in the multi-national law firm Linklaters LLP, was dismissed with six months' notice with an ex gratia payment. Clause 10 of his contract of employment included an express obligation of confidentiality. Prior to leaving he warned that he intended to "share his impressions of the current culture at Linklaters" with particular reference to what he called
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