All members of chambers advise and litigate in the area of breach of confidence and trade secrets. Typical actions involve subject matter ranging from secret industrial processes and proprietary software to customer lists and business plans. The widespread availability of USB sticks and drives has in recent years led to a number of cases involving ex-employees removing significant quantities of such material from their employers.
Actions of this kind often commence with an application to the court for injunctions, seizure and other relief without notice to the defendant, in order to preserve confidentiality and to preserve evidence. Members of chambers have been involved both in initiating and in responding to such applications.