Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Ltd v Lister

Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Ltd v Lister
Credit Suisse Ltd v Lister
Court Court of Appeal
Citation(s) [1998] EWCA Civ 1551, [1999] ICR 794
Business transfer, TUPE

Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Ltd v Lister [1998] EWCA Civ 1551 is a UK labour law case, concerning the effects of a business transfer on an employee's rights at work.



The transferee of the business that Mr Lister worked, Credit Suisse, for put a gardening clause into 209 employees’ new contracts. Mr Lister, who had been the head of European Equities, sought an injunction. The employees also had some advantageous new terms from the old ones under Barclays de Zoete Wedd.


Clarke LJ held that the gardening clause was contrary to the purpose of now TUPER 2006 regulation 4[1] and contrary to the purpose of the Business Transfers Directive.

See also

  • UK labour law


  1. ^ TUPER 1981 r 5


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