Monthly Archives: May 2008

Summation of e-disclosure responsibilities

Wolters Kluwer, owners of CT Summation, invited me to speak on 20 May as part of their series of thought-leadership talks. The subject was e-Disclosure costs and responsibilities: a primer for in-house and external counsel. I had adopted the theme … Continue reading

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Where were the lawyers at IQPC?

The potential audience for these musing ranges from large London firms with Terabytes of data for review down to much smaller firms with modest volumes and budgets to match. A report of a two-day, high-end conference in London will resonate … Continue reading

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It works, Judge, trust us

US Magistrate Judge the Honorable Andrew Peck here makes his third appearance in this blog in as many days, following his appearances at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management conference last week. There is a note about his reputation … Continue reading

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Whose discovery rules would you rather break?

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t is the dilemma which faces many who are responsible for document production simultaneously in more than one jurisdiction. The subject was covered in some of the sessions at IQPC’s Information Retention and … Continue reading

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Limitations on document retention

There are certain apparent truisms which fall from the mouths of some of those involved in disclosure / discovery / document retention which it seems pointless to correct. They are not wrong, exactly, or are at least founded in something … Continue reading

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People the weakest link in data security

One of those truisms about data handling, on which I have written from time to time, is that security breaches and data loss derive more usually from personal stupidity than from the failure of technology. Caroline Flint, the Housing Minister … Continue reading

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Guidance on benefits of e-Disclosure Project

If it was slightly embarrassing to find myself the principal subject-matter of a speaker session at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Conference last week, it is even more so to have the task of writing about it afterwards. … Continue reading

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Guidance Software white paper launched at IQPC

My white paper for Guidance Software The Place for EnCase® eDiscovery in Electronic Disclosure for Major Corporations in UK Courts was launched yesterday at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Conference by Patrick Burke, Assistant General Counsel at Guidance.

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First Law Society seminar on e-Disclosure

On Tuesday I gave the first in a series of ten regional talks on e-disclosure for the Law Society to an audience of 70 or so solicitors in London. My starting point was the CPR requirements and powers – what … Continue reading

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E-disclosure conferences and seminars 2008

I have updated on my web site the list of conferences, seminars and similar events known to me for 2008, with hyperlinks to the programmes where they are available. I have left up the programmes for the past events, since … Continue reading

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Bringing International Discovery home to all

What is the relevance to UK solicitors of a presentation on International Discovery delivered recently by an Australian in Las Vegas? The answer lies in 200 documents – for that is the new mandatory threshold in Australia for using e-Disclosure … Continue reading

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Summation thought-leadership

As I have already mentioned, Summation is back in the UK and aiming for a share of the growing market here. Since I don’t actually sell software solutions, my interest in “the market” is driven by the underlying causes of … Continue reading

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The Litigation Support Marketplace

Independent consultant Andrew Haslam of AllVision has published an excellent summary of what the litigation support market holds. Called The Litigation Support Marketplace – an Analytical Framework, it surveys the problems and the solutions which exist to solve them. You … Continue reading

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Keywords not always the key to disclosure

How useful are keywords in refining document populations? They can be a blunt instrument, but it may be proportionate to use blunt instruments as long as everyone involved is aware of the method used. What does it all mean to … Continue reading

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