Contracts of employment: Account of profits may exceptionally be ordered for breach of contract
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McAllister v Old Moat Inn and another  IT/164/92 (1 other report)
A former member of the intelligence services, who wrote and published his autobiography in breach of a contractual undertaking of non-disclosure, could be ordered to account for the remainder of the profits owed to him by his publishing house, holds the House of Lords in Attorney General v Blake  IRLR 36. Where other remedies were inadequate, an account of profits could be considered as a just response to a breach of contract, taking into account all the circumstances of the case, including the subject matter of the contract, the purpose of the contractual provision that is breached, the circumstances in which the breach occurs, the consequences of the breach and the circumstances in which relief is sought.