Compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules, old or new, is the least which should be expected of those who practice litigation. The new CPR regime of eDisclosure reports, active management and penalties for non-compliance brings implications which extend beyond mere compliance and into the management of law firm litigation departments and their relationship with their clients, not least as to fee arrangements.
eDisclosure consulting and technology provider Epiq Systems is holding a seminar on 23 April at 8:30am at 60 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6NP with the title Costs changes to the Civil Procedure Rules: Join the debate which aims to go beyond the bare recital of the rules. The advertised questions to be addressed include:
- What strategies can practitioners use to alleviate scrutiny on costs by the courts?
- Has traditional linear document review become an impractical extravagance?
- Will the rule change encourage in-house counsel to require more imaginative costs structures from their law firms?
- What is the court’s attitude to technology and outsourced review as a means of costs management?
The speakers are:
Master Colin Campbell, Senior Costs Judge
Michael Bacon, costs lawyer
Vince Neicho, Litigation Support Manager, Allen & Overy
Professor Dominic Regan, adviser to Lord Justice Jackson on costs budgeting
Epiq’s invitation is extended to those in law firms and companies with responsibility for commissioning and undertaking civil litigation work under the new rules.