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Confidential information & non-disclosure agreements


For many businesses, know how, commercially sensitive customer data and trade secrets are the life blood that need protections protection but also needs to be made available in negotiating ventures, sales, purchases, mergers, agency contracts or procurement contracts.

We are experienced in drafting appropriate confidentiality agreements to allow our clients to disclose and receive confidential information safely, be these unilateral bilateral, terms that need embedding in contracts or stand-alone confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements.

What happens if a trusted employee walks out to set up in competition, helping himself to those very secrets in the process? Our litigation team are experienced in dealing with the challenges of such a situation and regularly act for both employers and employees. We know that speed is of the essence, both to protect the business itself and also to meet the deadlines expected by the Court.

“Very professional, knowledgeable and accessible lawyers.” 

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Read, listen and watch our latest insights

  • 07 October 2016
  • IP and Commercial

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?

When you are a start-up, contracts and intellectual property protections are not, understandably, at the forefront of your mind. However, protecting your ideas and creations is just as important as getting your business off the ground.

  • 08 August 2016
  • IP and Commercial

Investing in the UK – do your homework

Despite some uncertainty over the UK’s new status and trade relationships post Brexit, the UK remains an attractive place for overseas investment. We continue to see a high level of investments from existing and new international clients into the UK.

  • 12 July 2016
  • IP and Commercial

International Supply Chains – what happens when things go wrong?

In cases where the supply partner you appoint doesn’t fulfil you expectations, you will want to ensure that you have a carefully drafted contract providing you with the best protection and remedies to minimise the negative consequences of your supplier’s underperformance.

  • 24 June 2016
  • Construction

EU Referendum: Where does the “Brexit” leave the construction industry?

We now have the results of the EU Referendum confirmed: the UK has voted to leave the EU, by 52% to 48%. In the immediate, sterling has tumbled and the stock markets have plummeted. The question now is what impact this will have on the construction industry.

  • 10 May 2016
  • IP and Commercial

Managing Cybersecurity in Your Business

Cyber attacks can lead to all sorts of crises and don’t just stop at preventing you from getting on with your business. You might just find yourself in breach of your legal obligations.

“Stuart Mullins has always been highly professional, commercial and responsive whenever I have worked with him on projects, often in high pressure environments….Stuart is exactly the kind of advisor I want on my team.”

James Hawksworth, Director – RSM