Harcus Sinclair LLP and another v Your Lawyers Ltd and another

Contract – Restraint of trade. The judge had taken into account matters that he should not have taken into account in applying the relevant law to the validity of the non-compete clause as it had been found in the non-disclosure agreement between the appellant and respondent law firms. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, discharged the injunction that had been granted against the appellants preventing them acting for their own separate group of claimants in relation to claims arising from the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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