Monthly Archives: January 2009

Discovery Practice Note issued in Australia

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia yesterday gave effect to the long-awaited Practice Note No 17 – The use of technology in the management of discovery and the conduct of litigation. Those of us involved in drafting … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2009

I went to the Legal Technology Awards last night at the kind invitation of Nigel Murray of Trilantic. Nigel disappointingly, turned up in black tie and not the lycra cycling gear which we had hoped to see (read Murray to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Equivio as new Project sponsor

I am delighted to welcome Equivio as a new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. As I wrote in November (see New integration and new web site for Equivio) I met CEO Amir Milo at the Masters Conference in Washington. … Continue reading

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OutIndex releases E-Discovery engine

OutIndex, the electronic discovery software company has added another string to its bow with the release of three Microsoft .NET components to allow others to build their own e-discovery applications. Between them, the three components provide the tools for extracting … Continue reading

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Jackson sets out some litigation costs issues

A thoughtful article by Simon Davis and Simon James of Clifford Chance has appeared on the Lexology site. A purist might quibble about its title – Jackson’s dilemma – or how to cut the cost of litigation – on the … Continue reading

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Plenty to write about but no time to write

I had a patch recently when I had no time to write for a few days. Someone sent me a message, not exactly complaining, but making it clear that my apparent dereliction of duty had been noticed. It is not … Continue reading

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Murray to cycle across the Channel

We have certain expectations of people based on what we have seen or heard of them in the past. Mention a name and you can picture a context. Take Nigel Murray of Trilantic, for example. What comes to mind? Sitting … Continue reading

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Autonomy to buy Interwoven

I am not much into instant journalism, but it is nevertheless good to be able to report on the big stories as they happen. Just my luck, then, to be stuck on a train with a day full of back-to-back … Continue reading

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LegalTech event updates

I have updated my list of LegalTech events which involve a UK supplier, a UK speaker or are otherwise of interest. I see that I am now down to speak on four panels on Tuesday, one for LDSI, two for … Continue reading

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Taking a short cut to Manhattan

This morning’s newspaper has dramatic photographs of the ditched US Airways plane floating in the Hudson River in New York – just what you want to see a few days before you set off for New York by air. The … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae – be careful what you agree to with e-discovery orders

The American Fannie Mae case shows what can happen if a lawyer unskilled in electronic disclosure agrees to something which is beyond his skills and knowledge. UK judges may baulk at questioning an advocate’s expertise, but they have an absolute … Continue reading

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Lights still on at Canary Wharf

You can just see from this photograph taken yesterday that the boilers are still working at Canary Wharf and that public transport – the brightly-lit train running across the bottom of the picture – is still functioning more or less … Continue reading

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US Visa Waiver Program goes electronic with ESTA

UK visitors to LegalTech in February should be aware of a change to the method of applying for authorisation under the US Visa Waiver Programme. The familiar old green form, completing which used to fill up some of the time … Continue reading

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Go to LegalTech 2009 in New York

Last year, I wrote articles after each of LegalTech in New York and ILTA in Dallas, lamenting the fact that almost no UK law firms were represented at the two most informative events on the subject of e-Discovery / e-Disclosure. … Continue reading

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Welcome to LDSI as sponsor

You will have noticed a new logo on these pages as LDSI joins the list of sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. LDSI is a full-service provider of a wide range of solutions for handling documents for litigation, regulatory and … Continue reading

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Epiq opens in Brussels

Epiq Systems, Inc. have opened an office in Brussels to provide support for clients involved in pan-European and global litigation and regulatory investigations. Epiq is best known for its DocuMatrix review platform and for corporate insolvency, as well as for … Continue reading

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Autonomy CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the UK’s Management Today in its Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2009 list. The ranking takes account of a wide range of historic and projected factors – not just … Continue reading

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SCL meeting – Civil Litigation Costs Review

Lord Justice Jackson is conducting a year-long review into the costs of civil litigation at the request of the Master of the Rolls. His terms of reference require him to undertake a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing … Continue reading

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SCL Summary of Digicel v Cable & Wireless

I have written much about the Digicel case Digicel (St. Lucia) Ltd v Cable & Wireless Plc [2008] EWHC 2522 (Ch) but delayed writing a summary of the actual judgment because I knew that barrister Clive Freedman was doing so. … Continue reading

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Why is electronic disclosure like ice-hockey?

Like ice-hockey, e-disclosure requires some equipment and some skills. You don’t need to be a genius, merely competent, and you can delegate the technical skills to others. You are on thin ice if you approach litigation in 2009 without the … Continue reading

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