Lancashire Fires Ltd v SA Lyons & Co Ltd and others [1997] IRLR 113 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Use of trade secret breached duty of confidence

    15 March 1997

    In Lancashire Fires Ltd v S A Lyons & Co Ltd and others the Court of Appeal holds that an employee with access to confidential information about a manufacturing process unique to his employer's business acted in breach of his duty of fidelity by making preparations to set up in business on his own account using that process.