Monthly Archives: January 2012

Huron Legal kicks off LegalTech with the Commonwealth Brunch

For several years now, Nigel Murray, MD of Huron Legal in London, has organised what used to be called the British Brunch, now the Commonwealth Brunch. For many of us, it marks the opening of LegalTech. What marks it out … Continue reading

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Recommind keeps the good news coming

It is barely a fortnight since I reported on Recommind‘s coup in appointing Nick Patience as Director of Product Marketing and Strategy. Since then, Recommind’s name has turned up more often than I can keep pace with.  I put it … Continue reading

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AccessData releases all-new version of Summation

AccessData was not in a hurry to bring out its all-new version of the Summation line of eDiscovery products.  The company already had a 20-year history in digital investigations when it bought Summation iBlaze, Enterprise and CaseVantage towards the end … Continue reading

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Information Governance, UK eDisclosure and International Discovery in three days

In an ideal world, I would keep the week before LegalTech free.  Product announcements pour out with accompanying (and welcome) invitations in advance to find out about the new developments (that is preferable, incidentally, to those who make big announcements and assume … Continue reading

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Nuix Webinar: The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance

I am moderating an Inside Counsel live webinar for Nuix with the title The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance on Tuesday 24 January at 1pm to 2pm EST / 10am to 11am PT / 6:00pm to 7:00pm GMT. The … Continue reading

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Revival of UK Litigation Support Technology Group – LiST – with meeting on 24 January

There is a meeting of LiST – the Litigation Support Technology Group – at Allen & Overy at 5:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday 24 January. This is a welcome revival. The Litigation Support Technology Group is a UK think tank, formed in … Continue reading

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Herb Roitblat on Ralph Losey on Search

Articles on search by OrcaTec’s Herb Roitblat are rare, but worth waiting for. I would much rather point you to his article, and to the articles by Ralph Losey to which they refer, than try and write them myself. I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Millnet as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

It is a particular pleasure to welcome London-based eDiscovery / eDisclosure provider Millnet as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. It is a company with which I have long-standing links and which has turned up in these pages from … Continue reading

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A further reminder about my Google Plus site

I have yet to do the necessary cross-linking between the various places in which I put eDiscovery information. At the moment, it makes more sense to push the stuff out there and worry in due course about making a cohesive … Continue reading

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Delay for Draconian Data Protection Regulation

The term “displacement activity” has a technical meaning in animal biology, something I am happy to leave to the animal biologists. The lay use of the term connotes some activity undertaken in order to avoid having to do something else … Continue reading

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Judge Peck and Mallesons in LTN Legal Technology Innovation Awards

Legal Technology News annually presents its LTN Innovation Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Legal Professionals in their Use of Technology. This year’s awards, to be presented on the first day of LegalTech, includes one to US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck … Continue reading

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Guidance Software Webinar – Migrating to the Cloud: Navigating the E-Discovery Challenges

Guidance Software has provided a link to a recording of a live webinar which went out to a large audience – perhaps not surprisingly given the subject-matter and the participants. Its self-explanatory title is Migrating to the Cloud: Navigating the … Continue reading

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Recommind names Nick Patience as Director of Product Marketing and Strategy

I have just written an article which, amongst other things, referred to the difficulty which eDiscovery / eDisclosure providers face in recruiting appropriately skilled and experienced talent for what is, for many of them, a market which grows almost weekly. … Continue reading

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Nuix snaps up Jim Kent as MD for Europe as 7Safe falls to PA Consulting

Looking at my headline for this article, I see that its necessary brevity includes two implied assumptions, neither of which is necessarily accurate. The “as” which connects the two halves of the headline (“Nuix snaps up… as 7Safe falls”) implies … Continue reading

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Forbes article: Technology assisted eDiscovery and the role of humans

I bring a fairly jaundiced eye to some of the marketing by those who sell technology solutions to lawyers. This is not so much to do with the quality of the marketing materials themselves but more to do with their … Continue reading

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CY4OR buys eOrigin and takes Nick Pollard to lead its eDisclosure department

I am not generally much bothered about capturing breaking news, preferring to let it simmer a while before I pass it on. Yesterday’s announcement that CY4OR has acquired eOrigin and taken founder Nick Pollard onto its management team to manage … Continue reading

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Lord Justice Jackson to give the SCL Annual Lecture – Reforming the Civil Justice System

On 26 March, Lord Justice Jackson will give the SCL Annual Lecture 2012 with the title “Reforming the Civil Justice System“. The venue is the offices of Allen & Overy at One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD, and the event … Continue reading

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Plenty happening in eDiscovery for the beginning of 2012

If Friday’s flurry of activity on my Google+ page and on Twitter suggests catch-up and deck-clearing then that is exactly what it was. The Google+ page was set up for short snippets which, whatever weight they actually deserved, were not … Continue reading

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FTI’s take on 2012 – fewer eDiscovery suppliers per company and more people with “Discovery” in their job title

I talked on Friday to FTI Technology’s Mike Kinnaman, to catch up with FTI’s view of the eDiscovery market in the coming year. FTI takes what you might call an evidence-based approach to prediction each year, asking Ari Kaplan to … Continue reading

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LexisNexis sells Applied Discovery to Siris Capital

I noticed at the end of last year that Applied Discovery’s avatar on Twitter had changed, the big red ball of its LexisNexis owner being replaced by a parallelogram with an @ symbol in it. The same symbol appeared at … Continue reading

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Equivio near duplicate and e-mail threads integrated into Relativity

Equivio and kCura have got in ahead of the LegalTech announcements flurry by launching an Equivio tab In Relativity. “Integration” means just that – Relativity users access Equivio’s analytic functionality without either they or the data leaving Relativity. The words … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight in London 8 to 9 May 2012

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, works throughout the year to advance and share knowledge of legal technology developments, priding itself rightly on its peer to peer relationships between members. It has a major conference in the US each year … Continue reading

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A proper welcome to Xerox XLS as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

The logo of Xerox Litigation Services – XLS appeared here shortly before I set off on last October’s race from continent to continent. I wrote a brief welcome at the time but wanted to find out more about the company’s … Continue reading

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EDisclosure Seminar in Manchester with Hobs Legal Docs on 25 January

I am pleased to be taking part in an eDisclosure seminar called eDisclosure after Goodale and the Practice Direction in the company of Terry Harrison of Hobs Legal Docs in Manchester on 25 January. The event runs from 6:00pm to … Continue reading

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European Data Protection: Coming of Age – Brussels 25–27 January 2012

The Fifth International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference takes place in Brussels between 25 and 27 January 2012 under the title European Data Protection: Coming of Age. Monique Altheim of The Law Office of Monique Altheim is organising and … Continue reading

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Information Governance and eDiscovery for Energy – IQPC in London 17-19 January

This event has now been moved to 17-18 May 2012 IQPC has a three-day conference aimed specifically at the energy industry and those who advise it. Its strong list of speakers include three judges – Senior Master Whitaker from England … Continue reading

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2011 – My Year in Pictures

You can skip the words and go straight to the pictures. Click on 2011 – A Year in pictures by Chris Dale for the Google+ display I begin to think that I will not be able to sort out my … Continue reading

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Oxford tramples on privacy with CCTV in taxis

Given that privacy is one of my professional subjects, it is interesting that my home city, Oxford, should be blazing a trail in trampling on privacy rights, with a compulsory scheme requiring taxis to make video and sound recordings of … Continue reading

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