Non-Disclosure Agreements

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”

Azerbaijan’s Presidential Elections: continued stability

Picture taken of an Azerbaijani polling station for the presidential election in 2009.

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 Department of Transport’s estimated figures for the year ending 2013 show a reduction in the number of reported road casualties.

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.

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Head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers proposes re-hab only personal injury claims

See  http://www.postonline.co.uk/post/news/2337392/rehabilitation-only-personal-injury-whiplash-debate-fails-to-gain-traction

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”