Confidentiality: Preserving your right to use valuable, commercially sensitive information


Confidential information – sometimes referred to as ‘trade secrets’ – can be amongst a company’s most valuable assets:  think of Google’s search algorithm, Coca Cola’s soda recipe, or WD-40’s multi-purpose formula.   Being able to keep such information confidential, and share it with employees and trusted partners with confidence can be crucial to the continued viability of a business, and these are the issues dealt with by the law of confidence.

Our confidentiality services include:

  • Conducting audits and reviews to help identify confidential information that you own or possess
  • Advising on processes and procedures to preserve and protect confidential information
  • Conducting seminars and workshops to help your staff understand their rights and obligations
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements (including confidentiality agreements or NDAs) to protect information that you give to other parties such as manufacturers and distributors and business partners
  • Enforcing and defending your rights through court action
In almost every profession - whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
— Hillary Clinton, US Senator and Secretary of State
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