Supreme Court considers employee restraint of trade case – Egon Zehnder v. Tillman


James Laddie QC appeared this week in the Supreme Court in the first employee restraint of trade case to be considered at that level for more than a century.  Egon Zehnder v. Tillman will become the leading case on the meaning of “restraint of trade”, the correct approach to construction of non-competition covenants and the correct application of the doctrine of severance.  James, leading Adam Solomon QC of Littleton Chambers and instructed by Patrick Brodie of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, represents the appellants, Egon Zehnder.