‘Promoting’ restrictive covenants – the start of a new direction of travel post Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman

Jacques Algazy QC and Nathaniel Caiden, authors of Emplaw Online content on post termination restrictions, consider whether the case of Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2017] EWHC 1278 (Ch) (summarised here) marks the start of a trend whereby restrictive covenants against employees will be increasingly upheld owing to an employer’s ‘future intention’ of the employees’ progress (that is promotions and increasing seniority).

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