5 November 2009 by Matthew Miller

Non-disclosure agreements

We are often asked to draft Non-Disclosure Agreements or ‘NDAs’ for clients as these (in theory) offer more protection than the general law and are usually seen as the best way of ensuring that sensitive information is disclosed in circumstances which actively impose an enforceable obligation of confidence on the recipient. However, there are also a number of more practical steps that can help preserve the confidentiality of sensitive commercial information. For example, making sure that such information is only released on a need-to-know basis, marking confidential documents as “strictly private and confidential” and ensuring that employee and consultant contracts also contain clear and comprehensive confidentiality provisions. In many cases, taking such action may well be just as effective as an NDA in helping to protect confidential information.

23 October 2009 by Yezdan Izzet

Breaking the lease tenants beware

Taking into account the current economic climate, it is no surprise that commercial tenants are looking for ways in which to bring their leases to an end especially where it may not be an option to sell.

4 November 2009 by Nicki Iliffe

Chancel tax liability

The best known case of chancel repair liability has finally been resolved with the auction of the property in question.

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