Monthly Archives: March 2009

Catching up with KPMG

Part of the function of the e-Disclosure Information Project is to keep up with what the providers of software and services are doing. Given my emphasis on the human aspects of this business (which recurs in this blog and elsewhere … Continue reading

Posted in Attenex, Autonomy, Autonomy ZANTAZ, Case Management, Clearwell, Commercial Court, CPR, E-Discovery Suppliers, Early Case Assessment, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, FTI Technology, KPMG, Legal Inc, Litigation, Litigation Support, Part 31 CPR, Regulatory investigation | Leave a comment

Explaining the Procrustean Bed

My post Zander sees his Woolf CPR predictions fulfilled refers you to an article by Michael Zander QC. As an aside, a generation deprived of a classical education may be puzzled by Zander’s reference to a “Procrustean bed”, as I … Continue reading

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Zander sees his Woolf CPR predictions justified

Michael Zander QC, now Emeritus Professor at the LSE, was a forthright and eloquent critic of the Woolf reforms which led to the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999. Few took much notice of his predictions, least of all Lord Woolf. … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice, Case Management, Civil justice, Court Rules, CPR, Discovery, Early Case Assessment, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Judges, Litigation, Litigation costs, Litigation Support, Mediation and ADR, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

Podcast summarises Equivio benefits

I recorded a podcast last week with Warwick Sharp, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Equivio. It is available from Equivio’s home page. I know there is no great technology involved in podcasts, and I might be expected … Continue reading

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Free e-disclosure podcast from CPDCast

I recorded a podcast last week with James Sheedy of CPDCast. You can listen to it for free and solicitors, barristers and ILEX member can get CPD points for doing so. There is a note at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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The FSA swoops on the unprepared

The American Museum of Natural History in New York contains many tableaux – scenes of animals and man in various stages of early development. My son and I spent an afternoon in there when LegalTech had ended and I found … Continue reading

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Blame Brown and be frightened of the FSA says Regulator Sants

Hector Sants, Chief Executive of the FSA, made two strong speeches last week. In one he blamed Gordon Brown for his contribution to the economic crisis. In the other he warned of a tough new attitude to regulation which ought … Continue reading

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Autonomy finalises Interwoven acquisition

An overnight press release confirms that Autonomy’s acquisition of Interwoven has been finalised. It has been understandably difficult to get any useful comment out of either of them (I have tried) whilst the transaction was awaiting the formal approvals necessary … Continue reading

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The growing importance of metadata preservation in eDiscovery

If UK lawyers do not share the US enthusiasm about the preservation, collection and use of metadata, that is in part because they are not clear what it is and how it might be used. A forthcoming webinar will be … Continue reading

Posted in Anacomp, Case Management, CaseLogistix, Commercial Court, Court Rules, CPR, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Forensic data collections, FRCP, Guidance Software, Litigation costs, Litigation Support | Leave a comment

How TREC can help you evaluate e-discovery investments

H5 and Clearwell Systems are giving a webinar on 19 March about TREC Legal Track’s practical application in evaluating and assessing search and review methods. Why should we in the UK pay attention? There is a danger in talking to … Continue reading

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Ark Group Conference 8-9 June 2009

The brochure came out today for Ark Group’s e-Disclosure conference taking place in the Ibis Hotel, Earls Court, London on 8-9 June. The main attraction is Lord Justice Jackson who will be presenting a review of the litigation costs working … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice, Case Management, Commercial Court, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Document Retention, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, Electronic disclosure, Litigation, Litigation costs, Litigation Support, Lord Justice Jackson, Mediation and ADR, Mercantile Courts, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

Law Society Seminar – Disclosure – the risks after Hedrich

I spoke yesterday at a seminar organised by the Law Society and sponsored by Legal Inc and Millnet. The theme was as foreshadowed in my article Law Society Disclosure Seminar in London and was implicit in the name I gave … Continue reading

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Guidance Software Q4 results – a guide to the wider market?

Guidance Software, Inc., which is amongst the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project, has posted Q4 2008 results which are its best quarter’s results in its history, with revenue of $25.2 million. CEO Victor Limongelli was on bullish form in … Continue reading

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Law Society Disclosure Seminar in London

I am presenting a two hour seminar in London next Monday 9 March under the auspices of the Law Society. Sponsored by Legal Inc and Millnet, both well-known suppliers of electronic disclosure solutions, this is a nuts-and-bolts review of everything … Continue reading

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As the sun sinks slowly in the West we say farewell to LegalTech – or do we?

You are all too young to remember the clichéd ending to those American travel documentaries which always ended with the sun sinking slowly in the West. So am I, despite being old enough to remember telexes and carbon paper as … Continue reading

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