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We are fast running out of funds to continue to support legal action against us and need to work on some of this alone- Are there any stated cases that I can draw on to support the release of emails post contract where the timescales for a confidentiality clause have not been defined within the contract? In effect enabling us to 'whistleblow' for want of a better explanation
The relevant paragraphs read:- You must neither during the term of your consultancy(except in the proper performance of the duties of your consultancy or with the express written consent of the Board) nor at anytime (within contract agreed time) after the termination of your consultancy except in compliance with an order of the court: it then goes on to explain Divulge/Use/fail to exercise due care and diligence etc................ There was no contract agreed time. Any help with regards ***** ***** ability to release information that supports our case would be most welcome.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
The clause you set out mentions that you cannot at any time after termination of your consultancy presumably reveal confidential information.
So, the timescale post contract is actually defined.
However, you may have a statutory defence under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 if you made a "protected disclosure" when revealing the confidential information, if you classify as a worker under the Act.
The articles below may be of interest:
http://www.3harecourt.com/Files/Articles/DTIVADAR_Protected%20Disclosure.pdf
And
http://www.parliament.uk/Templates/BriefingPapers/Pages/BPPdfDownload.aspx?bp-id=SN00248
Hope this helps
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