206. Restrictive covenants.

206.     Restrictive covenants.

The enforceability of restrictive covenants in cases concerned with medical practice is governed by the principles concerning the enforceability of such covenants generally which are discussed elsewhere in this work1. In particular the areas of practice and the categories of medical practice prohibited by the terms of the covenant must not be wider than is reasonably justified for the protection of the practice for which protection is sought2. There is nothing in the National Health Service Act 2006 which would render invalid an otherwise enforceable covenant for the protection of the