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Allen t/a David Allen Chartered Accountants v Dodd & Co Ltd [2020] 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.

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