Allen t/a David Allen Chartered Accountants v Dodd & Co Ltd  EWCA Civ 258
Sufficient state of mind for liability in tort for inducing a breach of contract
The issue raised on this appeal is what amounts to a sufficient state of mind to make a person liable in tort for inducing a breach of contract.
Mr Pollock worked for David Allen, an accountancy firm, as a business specialist. His contract of employment contained what appeared to be restrictive covenants. He was offered and accepted a job with a competitor, Dodd & Co.