Oval comes out top in client poaching spat

This arose from the fact that Mr Harries, a former Oval employee, from Oval’s Birmingham office formed Southall Harris and took a number of Oval’s clients with him without consent breaching the restricted covenants agreement.

In response to this Oval launched proceedings against Southall Harries, which resulted in the settlement.

Peter Matthews, regional managing director of Oval in the Midlands, said: “We are pleased with the end result which vindicates our view that this type of behaviour