Deeds of Confidentiality

We regularly advise small to medium businesses on the best use of confidentiality, or non-disclosure agreements, between companies and their employees in order to protect confidential information, the businesses' IP, client lists and trade secrets as well as between businesses and prospective purchasers of businesses in Western Australia.  

Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates and fixed prices for commercial work and for litigation are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms.  Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms. 

We draft contracts for small to medium business owners in Perth for a simple fixed fee.

Many businesses often find they need to share information of a confidential nature with a potential partner, adviser, employee, investor or customer.  Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Confidentiality Agreements help them keep this information away from the public by restricting access to this information by third parties.

Common circumstances of when businesses choose to use these agreements include where a business wants to ensure new or departing employees do not disclose the business's IP or trade secrets or when they engage with another business that involves sharing high value data.

Aherns Lawyers handles all claims relating to:

  • Breaches of contracts of employment;
  • Deeds of confidentiality;
  • Breaches of restraint of trade clauses;
  • Theft of confidential information;
  • Theft of trade secrets;
  • Improper use of company materials;
  • Theft of employers' clients;
  • Theft of trade secrets;
  • Improper use of company property;
  • Unfair dismissal claims for employers;
  • Legal advice on non-compete clauses; and
  • Defending Worksafe prosecutions.

We also act for employers in unfair dismissal cases.

We prepare senior employee contracts and management contracts, deeds of confidentiality and secrecy, restraint of trade clauses as well as providing the full suite of services in relation to enforcement of all these agreements.