METM18 presentation 

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) – to sign or not to sign? That is the question

Sue Leschen, Manchester, UK

Why should we get credit? Because we are professionals who increasingly aim to work on a level playing field with our clients.

The aim of this presentation is to encourage colleagues to negotiate appropriate NDAs with their clients. The speaker will discuss standard industry NDA clauses and will provide guidance on the pros and cons of accepting or rejecting them. Attendees will be invited to bring their own queries to the Q&A session. The presentation will be comprehensible and of interest to both novice and experienced colleagues, who may often be faced with NDAs wherever they are based and whatever jurisdiction(s) apply.

About the presenter

Sue Leschen is a lawyer-linguist and the director of Avocate, a niche-market company specialising in legal and commercial French interpreting and translation. Avocate is also an independent legal terminology trainer for language professionals. Increasingly, Sue is in demand as a business mentor for novice and more experienced colleagues looking to set up and/or develop freelance businesses. She is a council member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and sits on the professional conduct committees of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and the UK National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI).