Today, Rosina Hough has been reviewing a recent Injunction Hearing on breach of Contracts of Employment.
Allfiled UK Ltd v Eltis and others  EWHC 1300 (Ch)
Allfiled UK Ltd (the Applicant) successfully sought an injunction to prevent former directors and employees (the Respondents) of Allfiled UK Ltd from using confidential information and intellectual property. Allfiled UK Ltd also sought injunctions to prevent the Respondents from carrying on any trade in breach of the non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in their contracts of employment with Allfiled UK Ltd.
Allfiled UK Ltd is a software development company. It allows individual consumers to store confidential personal data on a system which then allows financial and other services to contact these individuals to offer further or alternative services to the ones they are currently using.
The Applicant has claimed that three former directors enticed a number of former employees to leave Allfiled UK Ltd and join Port Tech, a competitive company set up and owned by the three former directors. Furthermore, Port Tech developed and sold a similar service to that of Allfiled UK Ltd, to existing customers of Allfiled UK Ltd, particularly one of Allfield UK Ltd’s major clients, using technically similar systems.