Monthly Archives: April 2011

The SFO’s loss is McGuireWoods gain as Vivian Robinson resigns

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office, already beleaguered as the government tries to make up its mind about its fate, has now lost its General Counsel. The widely respected Vivian Robinson QC is said to be going to McGuireWoods, leaving the … Continue reading

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Judge Grimm on ignorance of ediscovery rules and lack of consistency from courts

A high proportion of e-disclosure / ediscovery disputes in both US and UK courts arise because one or both of the parties does not know what target it is supposed to reach. This generally stems from one of two causes … Continue reading

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Clear and convincing evidence needed to show contempt in intimate pictures case

I am writing my annual play for US and UK judges to perform at IQPC in London. The purpose each year is to sweeten the pill of e-disclosure didacticism with some light humour. If I always cast the US judges … Continue reading

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ALRC Update on the Australian Discovery Inquiry

Patrick Collins, Senior Legal Officer of the Australian Law Reform Commission, made a presentation at an ediscovery conference in Melbourne last week. I don’t miss many common law ediscovery conferences, but I was not at this one, and I am … Continue reading

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Epiq joins the NLJ for a roundtable discussion on costs and case management

The New Law journal is running a series of roundtable discussions on various aspects of litigation and dispute resolution. I have my eye on the events in this series because I am due to take part in one shortly. Quite … Continue reading

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Audio Search and Geolocation from ZyLAB

Two new developments from ZyLAB are worth passing on. In contrast to some players in this market, ZyLAB produces press releases which are short and to the point, without the boilerplate wrappers so beloved of others which set you nodding … Continue reading

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Singapore case – Specific Discovery – Sanae Achar v Sci-Gen Ltd

A new case from the Singapore High Court involves an appeal against an order for specific discovery of documents. The case is Sanae Achar v Sci-Gen Ltd
[2011] SGHC 87  The appellant lost and was ordered to disclose more or less what had … Continue reading

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You do not need the fear of sanctions to get value from legal hold software

I am doing a panel session on Day 2 of the IQPC Information Retention and EDisclosure Managemement Summit with Ronke Ekwensi of Pfizer. Our subject is ESI preparation and preservation: Assessing – and addressing – your eDisclosure Liabilities. One of … Continue reading

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LDM Global survey on common ediscovery errors and a new office in New York

LDM Global recently conducted a survey across the USA, Europe and Australia to find out what were seen as the most widespread ediscovery errors. Whilst the results will surprise no one, it is good to be reminded that the problems … Continue reading

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Three webinars from Digital Reef

Digital Reef, whose ediscovery, early case assessment and compliance software has recently brought them into the KMWorld List of 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management, is producing three webinars over the next few weeks. These are as follows: Burst … Continue reading

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Recommind Webinar – UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer?

Recommind are presenting a webinar in conjunction with Inside Counsel on Thursday 21 April (that’s this week). The title is The UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer? and registration is here. The speakers are Mark Mendelsohn, Partner … Continue reading

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Epiq’s acquisition of Encore gives the customer more choices

E-Discovery services and technology company Epiq Systems, Inc. has acquired Encore Discovery Solutions for $100 million cash. The press release is here. Most market comment has focused on the acquisition price and on the estimated 50% increase in the revenue … Continue reading

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Clearwell, ICE, FOIA and NDLON

If the jumble of names and initials in my heading means nothing to you then move along to the next article, because this one assumes that you know about it. If you do know about it, then I do not … Continue reading

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Filling the day and nearly getting filled with lead

One of the influential figures in US ediscovery gets very cross at references to the “ediscovery market”, as if the commercial connotations somehow sully the purity of the context of rules and judges and justice which the ediscovery / e-disclosure … Continue reading

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A Craig Ball anti-forensics article reminds UK readers of Rybak v Langbar

Thousands of words are written each week about e-disclosure / ediscovery. That old joke about today’s article is being tomorrow’s cat litter is hard to apply literally to electronic publication, but it is right to say that few of the … Continue reading

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LDM Global seminar: The Bribery Act – an International Perspective

I moderated a panel last week at the invitation of LDM Global with the title The UK Bribery Act – an international perspective: how the act will apply to foreign organisations, operations and activities. The panelists were Rose Parlane, senior … Continue reading

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ZyLAB and the UK Bribery Act – Controlling the Impact on the Organisation

I was one of the speakers at a breakfast seminar last week with the title the UK Bribery Act – Controlling the Impact on the Organisation.The event was organised by ZyLAB whose products are designed, across the various modules, to … Continue reading

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Huron Consulting, LDM Global, Hobs Legal Docs and Recommind all move home

In case you are setting off for a meeting in London with Huron Consulting Group, LDM Global or Hobs Legal Docs, you may care to note they have all moved premises in recent weeks. Recommind has also moved, though I … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight 2011 in London

You may have noticed some recent diversification in the subjects which I cover. I have moderated a couple of US panels on law firm technology generally, written and spoken on the use of social media, and covered the Bribery Act. … Continue reading

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A new iPad WordPress App to foul up your blog

A Twitter direct message received this morning from Scott Gillard of Minter Ellison in Australia read: Love the new iPad version of your blog. Nice job. I did not know that there was a new iPad version of my blog … Continue reading

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Blogging, Friending and Tweeting: what lawyers should and should not do

As Twitter reaches its fifth birthday, lawyers and ediscovery providers alike seem suddenly to be discovering its value as a tool for engaging with others. At a New York panel, I talked about some general benefits and pitfalls of blogging … Continue reading

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