Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32

Restrictive covenants and the blue pencil test

Ms Tillman worked in a senior role in recruitment. Her written contract of employment restricted her shareholdings in any competing business to 5% during employment and also stated that, within 6 months of leaving the company, she could not ‘directly or indirectly engage or be concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition with’ the business of the Company.

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