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Robertson v Tim Russ & Co - Restrictive covenants: estate agent faces former employers in High Court

In particular circumstances of case, restrictive covenant preventing setting up new business within 5-mile radius was unreasonable and too wide to be enforceable. 

Simon Robertson worked as an estate agent for Tim Russ & Co for 4 1/2 years before leaving and setting up his own business. His contract of employment had included a restrictive covenant that he must not set up a business with 12 months and within 5 miles of Tim Russ & Co, and not solicit their clients or employees.

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