Daniel has significant experience of employment based contractual litigation in the High Court. He routinely appears in both the Queen’s Bench Division and the Chancery Division of the High Court in breach of employment contract and employee competition cases, including in relation to injunction applications. His recent experience in this area includes the misuse of confidential information, the interpretation and enforceability and post-termination restrictions, including their discharge by the employer’s breach, team moves, diversion of business opportunities, breach of fiduciary duty by statutory directors and damages claims.
Instructions in the past 12 months have included the following:
- Representing a senior manager and their new employer within the recycling industry in response to Injunctive proceedings, the defence to which included arguments of unenforceability and discharge by breach, including ongoing strategic advice.
- Representing a retail bank in reply to an injunction application to restrain the closure of a customer account on the grounds that such closure would be discriminatory.
- Advising a statutory director and senior employee on pre and post termination competitive activity, including in relation to their defence to proceedings for significant damages.