Breaches of confidentiality
There are many examples of how a breach of confidentiality can take place, through theft for example, or deliberate or accidental disclosure. At Libra Solicitors, we understand that if a breach does occur, confidence in the business or organisation effected can quickly wane, as the business loses its competitive edge over its rivals, or suffers extensive reputational damage. Even an accidental breach can have a catastrophic effect.
If your business has suffered a breach of confidentiality, our expertise could help you quickly take action to limit the impact of the breach and obtain proper and appropriate restitution. For a confidential discussion about breach of confidentiality and the issues that may be of concern to you, call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.
How we can help
With so much at stake for your business we believe it makes sense for your business to take preventative measures, such as using confidentiality agreements, to limit the risk of a breach of confidentiality.
However, preventative steps can never completely remove the risk of a breach. If a breach has occurred at your business, our expertise could help you act quickly to limit the reputational and financial damage the breach could cause. In addition we will give you clear, practical advice that your business can use to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
The circumstances of the breach will determine the appropriate course of action to take. For instance, if the breach involves customer or client personal information being taken, regulatory bodies may have to be informed. Once we have assessed the situation, you can be sure we will act quickly and provide you with advice and representation that is of the highest quality.
If you suspect that in respect of your business a breach of confidentiality has occurred, or is about to occur, we strongly suggest that you take legal advice immediately.
Should you decide to instruct us, we will swiftly and thoroughly examine the issues and advise you as to whether in the circumstances, an urgent application to the court for interim relief to prevent or halt the breach should be made. If an application is necessary, we will quickly prepare a persuasive argument and expertly present it to the court.
In addition, we can also assist you with devising and implementing plans that will allow your business to continue running as smoothly as possible whilst the issues are resolved.
Alternative dispute resolution
Confidentiality agreements sometimes contain alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses. Particularly when the parties to the agreement envisaged an ongoing relationship at the time the agreement was made.
The agreement may not necessarily identify the specific process to be used should a breach occur, so it is important to know what the options are before proceeding. Once we have examined the agreement to see if you have committed to taking part in an ADR, we can assist you in choosing the appropriate process for your specific situation. For more about ADR please click the link, or call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.
At Libra Solicitors, we are committed to helping our clients protect their interests and our expertise could help you. Should your matter proceed to court, your case will be led by a QC, barrister or solicitor-advocate, so you can be sure that the advice and representation you receive is of the highest quality.
We understand that litigation may be required for example, to enforce the provisions of a confidentiality agreement. However, you should be aware that a delay in bringing an action before the court could be damaging to the application and limit the remedies available, especially if the confidential information enters the public domain.
If you have decided to initiate civil litigation proceedings or have had proceedings initiated against you because of an alleged breach of confidentiality, call us now on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.