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A litigator's quiz: Fourth candle of Advent

23 December 2019. Published by Davina Given, Partner

The quiz continues with more questions on the key commercial decisions of 2019 in the UK Supreme Court and what to look out for in 2020.

4. What legal test did Tillman v Egon Zehnder consider?

(a) The officious bystander test


The correct answer is (c).

(b) The man on the Clapham omnibus test


The correct answer is (c).

(c) The blue pencil test


In Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32, the Supreme Court looked at severance in the context of restrictive covenants in an employment contract; RPC acted for the successful employer. See here for more information about the case.

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