Confidential information

With an extensive client base in design engineering and more than 23 years’ experience of legal practises within the life sciences sector, Scott Farnsworth is instructed regularly by clients across a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines to advise upon non-contentious matters of confidence, know-how, and trade secrets, frequently within wider aspects of commercial and intellectual property law.  In addition, Scott is often instructed in proceedings for breach of confidence, particularly between employers and former employees, covering areas of law that extend beyond pure intellectual property and include related matters such as fiduciary duty, restrictive covenants, and economic torts.

Recent instructions of Scott have included advice and written work upon methods of protection for confidential information, NDAs, EEOs and confidentiality clubs, assignment of rights of confidence and privilege, disclosures and publications within an academic context, matters of public domain, commercial confidences and restricted disclosures for a brand related TV series, and know-how cataloguing.  Of his contentious work, Scott has advised upon breaches and misuse of confidential information, remedies, disclosure obligations upon inquiry as to damages, the lawful treatment of information following misuse, and damages for the breach of trade secrets.