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Published by Erin Kidd
Feb 17, 2017 in Employment

… And you thought restraint of trade clauses were unenforceable – 10-year restraint is enforced (for now)!

The Western Australian Supreme Court has granted injunctive relief in a case concerning a 10-year restraint of trade clause. In his 8 February 2017 decision in Devil Dog Pty Ltd v Cook [2017] WASC 27, Justice Paul Tottle temporarily barred a highly-specialised hydraulic engineer from working with any competitors in WA.The defendant sold his stake in Matchtec Hydraulics in 2014, but remained an employee until his resignation in June 2016. The...
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