Keeping the covenant — non-dealing covenant was too wide but could be saved

The employee worked as a recruitment agent in the education sector. Her contract contained restrictive covenants in which she agreed not to compete or to solicit or deal with clients or candidates. The restriction lasted for six months following the termination of her employment and applied whether she acted directly or indirectly, alone or with others and ‘whether on her own account or as principal, partner, shareholder, director, employee, consultant or in any other capacity whatsoever’…

The High Court in East England Schools CIC v Palmer was looking at the enforceability of the non-solicitation and non-dealing covenants; the ex-employer did not seek to enforce the non-compete covenant…

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