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Restrictive covenants: Enforceability of restrictions on poaching of staff

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    Dawnay, Day & Co Ltd and another v De Braconier D'alphen and others [1997] IRLR 285 HC (0 other reports)

In Dawnay, Day & Co Ltd v de Braconier D'Alphen and others [1997] IRLR 285, the High Court confirms that the maintenance of a stable workforce is a legitimate interest for protection by means of a restrictive covenant in a contract of employment. The Court upholds as reasonable a clause in the defendant Eurobond brokers' service agreements prohibiting them, for a year after their employment terminated, from soliciting or enticing away anyone who was a director or senior manager of the employing company during the defendants' employment.