Restraints of Trade

A contract can be in restraint of trade if one party (“the covenantor”) agrees with another party (“the covenantee”) to restrict the covenantor’s liberty in the future to carry on trade with other persons not party to the contract. The most common restraints of trade are: “non-solicitation” clauses preventing a covenantor from soliciting, or accepting, work from clients of…

Control those climate children

The September school climate strike in Perth was a good one. On a clear sunny day, Forrest Chase was packed with some 12,000 people.  Waving placards, learning chants, and generally sharing in an upswelling of community, protest and healthy low-fi anger. There was talk of needing action on climate justice.  Transitioning to renewables.  Supporting workers…

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