Faccenda Chicken Ltd v Fowler and others [1986] IRLR 69 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: When employee competition is lawful

    Date:
    4 February 1986

    In Faccenda Chicken Ltd v Fowler and others the Court of Appeal upholds the High Court's ruling that, in the absence of a restrictive covenant, a company's former employees were free to make use of their knowledge of that company's customers and pricing structure while working for a competitor, thereby enabling them to solicit trade from their former employer's customers.