Irresponsible by Design – NDAs as an example and how SRA ‘investigates’

Watching the Women and Equalities Select Committee evidence this week on NDAs (see here) a couple of thoughts struck me which may be worth mentioning. Firstly, the evidence of the City partner portrayed an interesting, common attitude among lawyers. The point the Committee was dealing with was that NDA's often/sometimes are casually/deliberately opaque about the rights of … Continue reading Irresponsible by Design – NDAs as an example and how SRA ‘investigates’

NDA hearings: Perkins, Mansell and the Missing Man

I tried last night to tweet points of note from the evidence given by Zelda Perkins (complainant against Weinstein); Mark Mansell (Partner, Allen & Overy, drafter (in part at least) of the now infamous NDA; and others in the Now listening to Zelda Perkins evidence. You can watch the evidence for yourself. It's well worth … Continue reading NDA hearings: Perkins, Mansell and the Missing Man

NDAs: Time to take abusive defence seriously

Thanks to the excellent work of the Financial Times, nondisclosure agreements are in the news again. We know relatively little about the NDAs in the Presidents Dinner case, other than an allegation that the waitresses were asked to sign them without reading them. Although, the Prime Minister is reportedly 'looking into' whether such agreements need … Continue reading NDAs: Time to take abusive defence seriously