Confidentiality Agreements

We help businesses of all sizes to create, review and amend confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

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When are NDAs used with employees?

Non-disclosure agreements are also commonly used with employees. These agreements ensure that the employee cannot disclose any confidential information regarding the employer’s business or activities to third parties without prior consent from the employer.

NDAs are commonly used when employees are involved in projects relating to new products that are being developed by the company. They can also be used to prohibit employees from discussing the salaries or benefits of other employees.

It is important for employers to ensure that their NDAs are tailored specifically to their needs, and that they include a clause outlining how disputes will be resolved in the event of a breach of confidentiality.

In addition, employers should also include language that clearly outlines the employee’s obligations and acknowledge the employee’s understanding of those obligations. Doing so will help protect your business from potential legal issues in the future.

What does a Confidentiality Agreement include?

Confidentiality agreements are important for businesses of all sizes to protect their intellectual property and confidential information. By entering into such an agreement, parties agree not to disclose any proprietary or confidential information to third parties, including customers or employees.

A confidentiality agreement should include the names of the parties involved, a description of the information to be kept confidential, any limits on how and when the information may be used, and any exceptions or exemptions.

Additionally, it should include a clause outlining how disputes will be resolved. Taking these steps can help ensure that your business is protected in the event of a breach of confidentiality.

What is the difference between a confidentiality agreement and a non-disclosure agreement?

A confidentiality agreement and a non-disclosure agreement (often referred to as an NDA) are often used interchangeably, but they are two different types of legal agreements.

  • A confidentiality agreement is typically broader than an NDA and may include provisions that outline how information should be kept confidential even if the parties do not enter into a business transaction.
  • An NDA, on the other hand, is more limited in scope and covers only information that is discussed when two parties are considering a business transaction.

In either case, it is important to consult with an attorney to ensure that the agreement meets your business’ needs and provides adequate protection for your confidential information.

We can help you with:

Commercial Agreements tailored specifically to your business’ needs Outlining how disputes will be resolved in the event of a breach of confidentiality Establishing clear guidelines for how confidential information should be handled
Mutual non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), employee confidentiality agreements, client confidentiality agreements and vendor NDAs Reduce the risk of potential litigation in the event of a breach Create a deterrent to any party who may consider disclosing a company’s confidential information without proper authorisation

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What geographical areas does Neathouse Partners cover?

We offer services to all businesses and organisations located in England, Wales and Scotland.

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What makes Neathouse Partners different from other service providers?

We pride ourselves on our professional yet personal service, and build close working relationships with our clients so that we remain accountable for the advice we give. We provide personalised solutions to our clients, tailoring them to their unique business challenges while making them compliant with UK employment law and HR best practices. 

As a business owner, you need to focus on what’s really important to your business, with the peace of mind that we're looking after your HR requirements. We draft, edit and prepare your documents on your behalf, so that you can focus on your business knowing you’re fully compliant. 

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You’ll be given your own personal HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer, who'll take their time to really get to know you, your business, and how you operate. This enables us to support what’s right for your business, whenever you need it. Our unique offering of lawyer-led employment law services, combined with expert HR advice, means that we can provide a seamless and consistent service to our clients. Unlike other companies offering HR solutions, our services always come at a fixed cost, enabling you to easily budget for your HR requirements, with no financial surprises later down the line. There’s no usage limits and no hidden extras. You can rest assured that all of your HR and employment law requirements are covered.

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Neathouse Partners caters to a diverse clientele, accommodating the needs of everyone from small businesses with a single employee to large-scale organisations with 7,000 or more employees.

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