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Contracts of employment: Employment relationship is not inherently fiduciary

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    Nottingham University v Fishel and another [2000] IRLR 471 HC (0 other reports)

In Nottingham University v Fishel and another [2000] IRLR 471, the High Court holds that the head of the university's infertility unit was not under a fiduciary duty to the university in respect of the paid work he personally undertook for clinics abroad and, accordingly, was under no obligation to account for profits from that work. However, he was under a fiduciary duty in respect of the work done by other university employees for whom he was responsible, and he acted in breach of that duty in profiting from work carried out abroad by those employees under his direction.