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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Legal action halts new dealership

Pendragon has taken legal action to stop an ex-employee opening a new JLR dealership in Wolverhampton, according to a report in Motor Trader for 25 January. James Brearley was the MD of the group's Stratstone luxury car division until August last year - which sounds recent enough to be covered by a restrictive covenant, commonly lasting for six months though the law requires only that it not be in unreasonable restraint of trade.
Pendragon's high court action has brought the development of the site to a halt. Motor Trader reports that the group closed its Land Rover dealership in 2012 with the loss of 45 jobs.
Mr Brearley lives near Wolverhampton and has reportedly incorporated a new company, JRB Automotive, to take on the franchise. JLR are said to be working hard to reach a resolution.

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