- Procuring breach of contract, or conspiracy to injure by unlawful means? (Pepe’s Piri Piri Ltd v Junaid)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Where multiple parties have acted in concert to assist, arrange or procure another party’s breach of contract, there may be multiple potential causes of action available. The court held that various defendants who had acted in concert to procure breach of a franchise agreement were not liable for the tort of conspiracy to injure by unlawful means, since they did not intend to cause the claimant harm. Nonetheless, some were found liable for the separate economic tort of procuring breach of contract. The case shows clearly the advantages of focusing on the latter. Written by Tom Nixon, barrister at Quadrant Chambers.
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