Thursday 23 February 2017

Cheshire Ireland CEO dispute is adjourned

Tim Healy

Cheshire Ireland’s CEO Mark Blake-Knox has brought a High Court action aimed at preventing his removal from his job. Stock picture
Cheshire Ireland’s CEO Mark Blake-Knox has brought a High Court action aimed at preventing his removal from his job. Stock picture

A legal dispute between a support services organisation for people with physical and neurological conditions and its chief executive has been adjourned until March.

Cheshire Ireland's CEO Mark Blake-Knox has brought a High Court action aimed at preventing his removal from his job.

He sought an order restraining the Cheshire Ireland Foundation from appointing or taking any steps to appoint any person other than him to carry out the role of chief executive.

Last week, his lawyers secured permission from the court to serve short notice of injunction proceedings against his employer. When the matter returned to court yesterday, Mr Blake Knox's counsel Padraic Lyons BL said the parties had reached an agreement over the injunction application, which could be struck out.

Counsel said the defendant had agreed to give an undertaking in the terms of the injunction pending the hearing of the full dispute. Claire Bruton BL, for the Foundation, said her client was prepared to give the undertaking.

Irish Independent

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