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Is there such a law in the UK as aiding and abetting a party

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Is there such a law in the UK as aiding and abetting a party in the breach of a contract?
This is a situation where our long term client has been urged by our supplier to let our supplier take over our contract. There are strong legal contracts between us and our supplier to avoid this, both non compete and not to use our Intelectual Property.
We are keen to warn our client off from taking this action.
The supplier developed software for us and is now trying to compete using our IP.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

In short no.

Alex Watts :

There is aiding and abetting but that applies to criminal offences.

Alex Watts :

This is a civil matter and there is no such cause of action in breach of contract

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