The Court enforced a six-month post-termination restrictive covenant, which prevented a director from soliciting anyone who had been a customer or client of Safety Net Security Limited at any time during the course of the director’s employment.

Unusually, the Court found that limiting the covenant to a specific period prior to termination was unnecessary in this case. This was because Mr Coppage was a key figure in Safety Net Security Limited’s operation, was the “face of the business” and the client base was not very extensive.