Can I keep the secrets of my trade confidential?

The best means of protecting information considered to be confidential is to enter into an express agreement with a business partner or employees or anyone else that will be granted access to the information. With employees, confidentiality clauses can be included in their service contracts to ensure that information regarded as confidential cannot be exploited to your disadvantage either during their employment or for a period after their employment.

Without an express agreement the law still considers certain trade secrets and information to be confidential and remedies can be sought to prevent disclosure or to compensate for damage caused through disclosure.

A member of our specialist Business Law team can provide advice on confidential information and assist you in preparing a confidentiality agreement.

For more information please call our Business Law Solicitors on freephone 0800 975 2463 or contact us by email

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