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 across a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines to advise upon matters of confidence, know-how, and trade secrets, frequently within wider aspects of commercial and intellectual property law.  In addition, Scott acts in proceedings for breach of confidence and misappropriation of trade secrets, particularly between employers and former employees, including related matters of fiduciary duty, restrictive covenants, privilege, and the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018,

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.