Supreme Court hears restrictive covenant appeal

21 January, 2019

The Supreme Court today hears argument in Egon Zehnder v Tillman, as to the application of restraint of trade principles in shareholder restraints, the proper approach to construction of covenants in restraint of trade, and as to the doctrine of severance. It is the first employee competition case to be considered by the House of Lords/Supreme Court in more than 100 years. Daniel Oudkerk QC acts for Ms Tillman, instructed by Julian Taylor of Simmons & Simmons LLP, leading Amy Rogers of 11 King’s Bench Walk.