The Bar Council welcomes the Government’s commitment to reform Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).

Chair of the Bar Council, Sam Townend KC, said:

“The issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements is ripe for legislative change and the Bar Council welcomes the Government’s intention to implement legislative reform. Some NDAs are abusive in nature. NDAs can't cover criminal acts and under existing common law protections many are already unenforceable but those who are asked to sign them are not always aware of the relevant legal principles and may not have timely access to legal advice. Legislative change should aim to put these matters beyond doubt. Getting the wording and definitions right will be important and we look forward to working with the Government and others on this.”