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General Billposting Co Ltd v Atkinson HL 1909

General Billposting Co Ltd v Atkinson [1909] AC 118 HL and 1908-1910 All ER 619 (NB date in 1909 is uncertain).

Case Summary

Authority for the proposition that:

where an employer repudiates a contract of employment and that repudiation is accepted by the employee, the employee is released from all restraint of trade covenants and that such covenants cannot thereafter be enforced against him even though expressed to be operative after determination of the contract "howsoever arising".

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