I am taking part in a lunchtime discussion forum hosted by Huron Legal on Wednesday, 7 May at the Law Society with the title eDisclosure Costs: Risks and Opportunities for Litigation Lawyers.
It was my suggestion to include includes the words “opportunities” as well as “risks” in the forum’s title. There are opportunities to win cases, and not merely by “Mitchelling” your opponent”, with an approach which is backed by using the rules, and the knowledge derived from disclosure, to be on top of the evidence, the strategy and the tactics. There is also an opportunity to win new clients by demonstrating that you understand cost control, and not merely because it is now required by the rules.
I had the opportunity to choose my co-panellists, and immediately asked to be joined by Ronke Ekwensi, recently appointed managing director of Huron Legal in the US and former VP of electronic discovery at Pfizer. We also have Mark Surguy of Eversheds and Adam Brown of Jones Day to bring us the benefit of their practical experience. We aim to make this as much a discussion as a lecture.