Monthly Archives: April 2008

HMCS workshops on electronic filing

HM Courts Service is running workshops in Birmingham and London on how electronic filing and document management (EFDM) will work in the civil and family courts.

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Judge has more than one interest in trees

A letter in yesterday’s Times throws a new light on the interest which His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC has in electronic disclosure. As regular readers know, Judge Brown is an enthusiastic proponent of cutting down litigation costs by tight … Continue reading

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XBundle lifts bar to electronic court bundles

It has been observed unkindly that a high proportion of my research seems to be done in bars. I find them good places to pick up information, especially if everyone else drinks and I do not. Perhaps it is less … Continue reading

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Insider gremlins being fixed

My surmise as to why January’s edition of Legal Technology Insider has come back to haunt us seems to have been correct (see Gremlins delay warning of EDD trolls). Charles Christian writes at once to say that a bug in … Continue reading

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Gremlins delay warning of EDD trolls

Giving your predictions for the year at the end of April is a bit like going to the bookies as the Grand National field crosses the Melling Road for the second time (not that that would have done you much … Continue reading

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Aural Guidance on e-Disclosure

Something called the e-Disclosure Information Project is necessarily interested in exploring beyond the traditional speaking and writing ways of getting that information across, and this year has brought a number of recorded opportunities. The Project is a loose confederation of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2008: e-Disclosure – the next risky business

This was the title of the second e-disclosure session at ILTA INSIGHT 2008 in London – the first was on Judicial training in e-Disclosure. George Rudoy of Shearman & Sterling, and UK e-disclosure consultant Andrew Haslam talked about risk management, … Continue reading

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Standard Mercantile Court Directions

The old cliches are the best of course, and I feel just now that we have reached the summit after pushing snow uphill for years (15 years in my case). The snowball is poised to roll downhill, gathering momentum and … Continue reading

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ILTA 2008: judicial training in e-disclosure

I have already given an overview of the excellent ILTA INSIGHT 2008 conference in London yesterday (ILTA 2008 – not just another e-disclosure conference). Two sessions dealt with electronic disclosure. The first was given by Mark Surguy of Pinsent Masons, … Continue reading

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ILTA – not just another e-disclosure conference

When the Director of Global Practice Technology & Information Services at Shearman & Sterling describes what we are doing in the Birmingham Mercantile Court as “leap-frogging the US in e-disclosure”, you begin to think you might be getting somewhere. George … Continue reading

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What do people actually do in e-disclosure?

What began as an analysis of women in e-disclosure turns into the idea of writing about the daily work of people of all kinds whose work involves e-disclosure. The aim is to make the business of e-disclosure more approachable both … Continue reading

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Law Society regional e-Disclosure training

The Law Society has just published the programme and venue listings for its electronic disclosure training series under the title E-disclosure – the rules, the practice and the benefits. This begins in London on 13 May and goes to Birmingham, … Continue reading

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ILTA INSIGHT 2008

ILTA INSIGHT 2008 takes place on 15 April at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. I will be speaking there with Mark Surguy of Pinsent Masons and HHJ Simon Brown QC in a session to report on the progress which has … Continue reading

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E-discovery progress in Australia

There is a more than theoretical interest in what is happening in disclosure in other jurisdictions. We are all facing the same challenges, and it is helpful to know what the problems, and the perceived solutions, are in far-away places … Continue reading

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Attracting readers for electronic disclosure

I do not have any sophisticated means of tracking the visitors to this blog, but WordPress shows me which pages have been read how many times and allows me to distinguish between real views and those made by crawlers and … Continue reading

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Relevant is irrelevant to standard Disclosure

I spend a sadly disproportionate amount of my life touring the Web with the aid of Google, looking for things which are relevant to disclosure of documents, and in particular electronic disclosure. Look, I even talk like Part 31 of … Continue reading

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Finding out more about Women in Discovery

I did a short post last night about a Women in eDiscovery London Group which I heard about in a pub (you would be surprised how much of what goes in my blog is picked up in pubs). My request … Continue reading

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Women in e-Discovery

Rumour reaches me of the foundation of a UK group called Women in e-Discovery run, I assume, on lines similar to the successful US group of the same name. I would love to tell you more, but no-one has told … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems buys Pinpoint Global

Epiq Systems, who have recently released DocuMatrix 12, the international version of their document review software, have announced the further expansion of their UK business with the acquisition of Pinpoint Global Ltd. Pinpoint are best known for their proprietary processing … Continue reading

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LDM shows CaseMap integration

Regular readers will know that I am an enthusiast for CaseMap as a low-cost tool both for its primary purpose – the linking of litigation facts to issues – and as a simple way to handle disclosure. If today’s postings … Continue reading

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Judge how CaseMap gets to the issues

I went to Birmingham last week with LexisNexis to show a judge what CaseMap can do. Why is it important for judges to see solutions like this, and what is CaseMap’s role in handling the issues in litigation? Part of … Continue reading

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LiST publishes draft Disclosure Statement

The LiST Group has published a draft revised Disclosure Statement on its Publications page. The draft was submitted to the DCA (as was) in 2006 with a view to kick-starting a discussion about this under-regarded element in the disclosure process. … Continue reading

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For the avoidance of doubt…

Those of you excited by my report yesterday of a District Judge striking out both statements of case for failure to comply with a practice direction did, I hope, get to the bottom, where the words “fool” and “1 April” … Continue reading

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HMCS forum on IT Development

A new forum has been set up to encourage an exchange of plans and ideas between HM Courts Service and the legal profession on business change and matters affecting the courts. The forum will allow HMCS to talk about its … Continue reading

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Judge strikes out

It is a source of curiosity to US and Australian litigation lawyers that we in the UK have so little case law on pre-trial procedures. District Judge Solomon Dredd made an order at a Case Management Conference today which should … Continue reading

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How do I find out about electronic disclosure?

The e-Disclosure Information Project began in response to a perceived need for different players in the e-disclosure field to know more about what the others were doing. In the last few months, I have heard or heard of things like: … Continue reading

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