A breach of commercial confidence can potentially be serious to a business. We can advise you and your business on:

  • The law relating to breach of commercial confidence
  • Whether or not a claim for breach of confidence has arisen
  • How to pursue a claim for breach of confidence and protect yourself and your business

Experts in the law relating to breach of confidentiality (commercial confidence)

The law relating to breach of commercial confidence is used to protect a business’ secret commercial information and its trade secrets.

The obligation to maintain confidentiality can arise in a variety of situations: in personal relationships and business relationships equally. In business relationships employees and directors have a professional obligation to maintain their employer’s confidentiality. This duty can arise under a statutory obligation (i.e. for directors under the Companies Act 2006) or can be contractual (either express or implied for directors or employees). A director owes a number of fiduciary duties to his employer, including the duty to maintain confidentiality, a duty of fidelity, and the duty not to profit from his position of seniority. An employee has certain implied duties (such as the duty of fidelity to his employer).

A claim for breach of commercial confidence can be pursued if the relevant information subject to the alleged breach of confidentiality possesses the qualities necessary for it to be confidential, the relevant information has been imparted in circumstances that impose an obligation on the relevant parties, and there has been an unauthorised use of the confidential information which has caused loss or detriment to the owner of the confidential information.

How our dispute resolution lawyers will deal with your breach of commercial confidence issues

Our dispute resolution solicitors will examine the facts relating to the potential breach of confidence and inform you of our opinion on:

  • The law relating to breach of commercial confidence
  • Whether or not a claim for breach of confidence has arisen
  • What losses may have been caused by the breach of confidence
  • How to pursue a claim for breach of confidence and protect yourself and your business

The usual remedies available for breach of commercial confidence are two-fold: an injunction can be obtained and/or compensatory damages can be sought from the offending party.

Expert legal advice on breach of commercial confidence for your business

We treat everyone we represent equally. That means that you’ll receive exactly the same service as any other client – from sole traders to large public companies. You will receive the best commercial dispute resolution advice and representation at all times and the highest level of client care we can offer. We also believe that we offer an extremely competitive fee structure for our commercial dispute resolution services which means that costs are kept low for you, the client.

Our Commercial Dispute Resolution legal team is based in Richmond, London.

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