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POST-TERMINATION RESTRICTIONS: A year in the garden

31 January 2014  

Gary Freer considers a recent High Court ruling on whether a 12-month garden leave clause was reasonable

Those familiar with the short novel Candide by Voltaire – once a staple of A-level French courses – may remember that after many travels and experiences around the globe the eponymous hero, his relentless optimism dimmed by what he had seen and heard, concluded that the truly wise man should stay at home and cultivate his garden.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd & ors v Hall & ors [2007] EWCA Civ 613

    Croesus Financial Services Ltd v Bradshaw & anor [2013] EWHC 3685

    Dyson Technology Ltd v Ben Strutt [2005] EWHC 2814 (Ch)

    J M Finn & Co Ltd v Holliday [2013] EWHC 3450 (QB)

    Tullett Prebon Plc & ors v BGC Brokers LP & ors [2011] EWCA Civ 131