Market-leading partnership, employment and regulatory law firm, CM Murray LLP, has launched an interactive online tool on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) compliance and best practice. The tool, named CheckYourNDA, is free to use and can help to check the terms of any non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement to ensure they are appropriate, enforceable and in line with best practice.
It comes following a number of high-profile scandals involving the alleged misuses of NDAs during the #MeTooMovement, including the Harvey Weinstein affair and the Presidents Club charity dinner.
The tool uses a traffic-light system on areas of potential concern on NDA provisions and provides explanations as well as suggestions for improvements. Users will be able to answer questions about the NDA they are reviewing or signing and will then be provided with a traffic-light risk report with commentary on potential risks and practical next steps.
Clare Murray, Managing Partner at CM Murray, said:
““It is crucial that practitioners and employers alike are mindful of their professional and ethical obligations, as well as the limitations and risks involved in drafting, dealing with, and advising on NDAs. This free interactive tool – created by my partner Beth Hale and our Senior Associate Wonu Sanda, will help employers, employees, and their advisers alike, make informed decisions on the appropriate use of such agreements.”
CheckYourNDA incorporates guidance from the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s Warning Notice, its Codes of Conduct, the Equality and Human Rights Commission Guidance and the ACAS Code of Practice to provide guidance and best practice tips to employers, in-house counsel, Human Resources professionals, and partners on whether the confidentiality provisions they are drafting, reviewing or being asked to sign, are compliant from a legal, regulatory and best practice point of view.
CM Murray LLP is recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms for employment and partnership law advice, representing both businesses and very senior individuals internationally. CM Murray is ranked in Tier 1 and Band 1 in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories for partnership law and employment (senior executive) law.