JRC Roofing Distributors Ltd v Philbin

Equity – Breach of confidence. The defendant worked for the claimant company as a managing director. He was dismissed at a meeting in December 2012. On the day of the dismissal, after the meeting, he forwarded company documents to his personal email account and went home. The company brought proceedings for breach of confidence. The Chancery Division held that, on the evidence, the defendant had not behaved improperly, and the claim would be dismissed.

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