'Employees are not chattel': Peter Burton defence in Gallagher staff poaching case

court-appeal

Burton, who was formerly executive partner at Gallagher-owned Alesco, joined Ardonagh-owned Bishopsgate as managing director in August 2017.

He is one of the defendants in a wider staff poaching case brought by Gallagher against Ardonagh.

Burton left Alesco after serving a three-year non-compete restriction that dated from the acquisition of Alesco in 2014, and expired in April 2017.

‘Chattel’
According to his defence documents, he received offers or interest from nine potential employers,

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