Non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) or confidentiality agreements have featured prominently in the media recently, with high-profile individuals getting others to sign them to mitigate the risk of reputational damage. But NDAs are about more than gagging those who may disclose one’s sordid secrets. They are a vital tool for individuals and businesses who need to share confidential information with another, but who don’t want that information being made public. In this short piece, we explore what NDAs are, why they are used and what are the most common types. Finally, we finish by offering some practical advice on drafting NDAs so that they achieve their purpose and are likely to be legally enforceable. Continue reading “Non-Disclosure Agreements”
President Ilham Aliyev’s expected re-election is essential to the successful diversification of Azerbaijan’s economy.
On 11 April 2018, Azerbaijan’s presidential election will be decided. The anticipated incumbent is the long-standing president, Ilham Aliyev, who succeeded his father, the late Heydar Aliyev, to the presidency in 2003. The election comes at an important time for Azerbaijan. Not only does it preface the scheduled intensification of negotiations with Armenia over the settlement of the conflict in and around the Nagorno Karabakh region; it takes place during major economic diversification within the country that will shape its foreseeable future. Continue reading “Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections: continued stability”
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Soft Power has warned the Coalition Government that it’s visa reforms and more hostile tone toward immigration are afflicting it’s reputation in the world (see)
The Department of Transport recently published its Quarterly Provisional Estimates for Reported Road Casualties in Britain. The report covers the year ending September 2013. The figures show that the yearly number of casualties fell in comparison to the previous year.
Yesterday, we successfully resisted our opponent’s application to set aside two orders for pre-action disclosure. We resisted the application on the following grounds:
James Dalton, head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers, has proposed the dispensation of compensation for law-value RTA claims where the injuries are minor in favour of a rehab‑only scheme. The justification for this radical proposal is unclear from the article, though it seems to be part of the insurance industry’s wider aversion to purported exaggerated and fraudulent RTA claims. Continue reading “Head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers proposes re-hab only personal injury claims”
An excellent overview of the practical effects of the Jackson reforms on civil litigation:
A new paragraph 25 of the model directions for all matters in the Royal Courts of Justice constitutes the first major blow to the procedural stringency of the post-Mitchell era.
Specifically, the paragraph enables parties to agree to extend time for up to 28 days without the need to apply to the court: Continue reading “A blow to the Mitchell courts”