Category Archives: Clearwell

Use of technology-assisted review and costs-shifting in US patent case has UK parallels

One of the main differences between the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales is that England and Wales is a costs-shifting jurisdiction by default. That means that the winner can expect to … Continue reading

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Blog posts on eDiscovery | eDisclosure in December 2012

Here is a list of my blog posts of December 2012 on eDiscovery / eDisclosure and related matters. After several months of experiments, I have abandoned my Google Plus page for my short eDiscovery posts in favour of a second … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to end November 2012

This post summarises the posts on my Google Plus page during November 2012. I gave up on Google Plus after that for reasons given in my post here, and set up a new updates blog. A different form of index … Continue reading

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The use of technology in regulatory investigations

Hobs Legal Docs was the sponsor of an interesting article in The Lawyer recently which emphasised the need to use technology to respond quickly to regulatory demands. Those who find themselves overwhelmed by the timetables for eDisclosure / eDiscovery in … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 13 October

Most of these updates on my Google Plus site are from the week ending 6 October. After that, I was at the Masters Conference in Washington and at an event given by Symantec-Clearwell at Tower Bridge, with no time to write. … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 29 September

I was at a Washington conference for much of the week ending 22 September and the updates for that week are correspondingly reduced in number. This selection covers two weeks’ of my Google+ updates. Some of them relate to webinars … Continue reading

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Proportionality and a choice of technology from Hobs Legal Docs

Recent posts by Hobs Legal Docs remind us that the problems raised by e-Disclosure are resolved by adherence to principles like proportionality as well as by the selection of appropriate technology. You don’t need scientific proof (though it exists, apparently) … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of Symantec on the eDiscovery maturity model

An interesting article on InsideCounsel by Dean Gonsowski of Symantec-Clearwell called The e-Discovery Maturity Model considers the stages through which an organisation goes through in reaching a level of skill and competence appropriate to the issues which it faces. Picking up on a … Continue reading

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Podcast: explaining present and future UK eDisclosure rules and practice

A podcast recorded with Symantec aimed at explaining UK discovery rules and procedures for a US audience is a helpful summary for UK lawyers and clients as well. When I first took on the role of explaining UK electronic disclosure, … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs takes Relativity and makes a senior appointment

London-based litigation and document management provider Hobs Legal Docs has made two significant announcements whilst I have been on my travels. The first was the appointment of Patrick Rowan as Sales Director and as a Board Director of Hobs Legal Docs Ltd. … Continue reading

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Integration the target as Guidance Software buys CaseCentral

It was Twitter, of course, which first brought the news that Guidance Software had agreed to acquire CaseCentral.  The first tweet came so early that the Guidance web page announcing the deal was a blank placeholder; its page title confirmed … Continue reading

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An eDisclosure evening at Lord’s with Clearwell

It is quite hard to find suitable and accessible venues for what is, essentially, a talking session. The location, and any side attractions, must be interesting enough to be part of the draw, but you do not want them to … Continue reading

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Dominic Regan on Jackson and costs at the Epiq Showcase

I wrote a post in anticipation of Epiq Systems London Showcase on 8 November, focusing mainly on the scope and depth of the consultancy services and software options which are available to lawyers and their clients from broadly-based providers like … Continue reading

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CY4OR highlights IT security risk posed by employees

Forensics and eDiscovery company CY4OR has a timely article on its blog reminding us that a company’s employees are often the weak spot in its security systems. The article, Employees are the largest risk to an organisation’s IT security, refers … Continue reading

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The FBI buys Clearwell eDiscovery Platform

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has chosen Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform for its eDiscovery investigations. There is a press release about the deal here. Criminal investigators have much the same requirements as those in the civil fields – and … Continue reading

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eDiscovery Predictions for 2012 from Symantec and Clearwell

This is the time of year for predictions about the next twelve months. I tend to make mine aspirational, that is, I hope to encourage movement in the general direction of my predictions without necessarily being optimistic that they will … Continue reading

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IQPC Munich eDiscovery themes recur around the world

I was not sorry when my plane’s wheels touched down at Heathrow on my return from IQPC’s Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich on Wednesday night, bringing to an end 28,000 miles of eDiscovery travel in six weeks. A … Continue reading

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Legal Support Network UK e-Discovery Briefing Paper collects expert views

The UK-based Legal Support Network has just published an interesting briefing paper about eDisclosure / eDiscovery, opening with an observation on the difference, or absence of difference, between those two terms, kick-started by Jonathan Maas of Ernst & Young. For … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems Solutions Showcase in London on 8 November

Epiq Systems is holding an E-Disclosure /  E-Discovery Solutions Showcase at the Barbican in London at 4.30pm on 8 November. Its title is The Power of Options, which seems appropriate for an event which includes several leading software solutions as … Continue reading

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More on Software-Assisted Review as Applied Discovery and KMPG add Equivio>Relevance

Electronic discovery company Applied Discovery and KPMG are amongst those who have recently partnered with Equivio to integrate Equivio>Relevance into their existing eDiscovery applications. These two recent announcements give me an opportunity to return to the subject of software-assisted document review … Continue reading

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Three new sponsors and HP buys Autonomy – all in a week’s work

This was never going to be a relaxing week, sandwiched as it was between a conference in Singapore and ILTA 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. At least I had written all my Singapore articles by the time I landed at Heathrow … Continue reading

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Strong eDiscovery behind the Q2 numbers at Epiq Systems

I have made it clear in an earlier article that analysing the detail of company accounts is neither one of my strengths nor my interests. One has to pay some attention, however, to an announcement which reads Epiq Systems announces … Continue reading

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CY4OR web site brings forensics to lay lawyers

A nice reference has turned up on CY4OR’s website to supplement the words like “professionalism”, “expertise” and “excellent” which recur amongst their testimonials. The one I like reads as follows: Professional and prompt service and able to “dumb down” the … Continue reading

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Predictive Coding Wars: Recommind Contra Mundum

It is a novel experience to spend a whole Saturday writing a 4,330-word article whose conclusion is that none of its subject-matter is really very important to one’s readers, however much it means to the participants in the story. If … Continue reading

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The Gartner Magic Quadrant for EDiscovery Software and other EDiscovery Market Matters

As I have often said, I am content to stick to my own part of the e-Disclosure / e-Discovery world and leave others to theirs. Deciphering market trends is the job of analysts; journalists can react quickly to news; the … Continue reading

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Getting on with the basics at CEIC as the eDiscovery world spins a little faster

I could sit here all morning trying to come up with a succinct heading which captures everything which is going on in eDiscovery / eDisclosure at the moment. The big things happening at a corporate level have greater long-term significance … Continue reading

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UK and US EDisclosure / EDiscovery and Compliance Commonality at IQPC London

There was something for everyone at the IQPC Document Retention and EDisclosure Management Summit in London this week. The Bribery Act gave added incentive for those responsible for information management within organisations; at the other end of the process, prosecutors … 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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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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Lawyers replaced by computers for ediscovery search – a retrospective

The dust is settling on the debate aroused by the John Markoff article in the New York Times of 4 March headed Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software. We can’t have that, so I thought I would keep … Continue reading

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King Ludd and the Lawyers – e-Discovery and the Luddite Fallacy

Since I am about to refer you to three weighty articles by others, I will keep my own comment to a minimum. The context is the ability of modern litigation software to analyse documents more quickly and more cheaply than … Continue reading

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Clearwell white paper: the Next Generation of Concept Searching

A recent article by US ediscovery expert Tom O’Connor discusses the ever-green subject of ediscovery certification. One of the points he made was to do with understanding basic concepts before we get too ambitious in describing (still less certifying) proficiency … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems and Huron Consulting as Angels for US-UK e-disclosure play at LegalTech 2011

An “angel” in theatrical terms is someone who puts money into a play or film. Many productions would not happen without such support. I have already mentioned the judicial play which we are putting on at LegalTech and which consists … Continue reading

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Clearwell White Paper: the new Practice Direction and e-Disclosure

Clearwell Systems has published on its website a White Paper which I co-wrote with them with the title The New Practice Direction and e-Disclosure: Best practices for Complying Proportionately (registration required). Its purpose is to set out recent developments in … Continue reading

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From Clearwell in Cornhill to Millnet on Millbank via Memory Lane

I went to Millnet’s 15th birthday party on Friday and, in consequence, wound up with very sore feet. That is not the non-sequitur which it may appear to be. The day began with an e-disclosure talk and ended with an … Continue reading

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A useful guide to sources on EU Data Privacy Laws

The Guidance Software Newsroom carries a new article by Denise Backhouse of the eData Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP headed Master European Data Privacy Laws. I refer you to it because it is expressly intended as a guide … Continue reading

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Getting back to the e-Disclosure day job

Although it may seem that I spend most of my time in the departure lounges of the world, travel is a relatively small element of a typical month’s work. I am back to the meetings, the platform and media opportunities … Continue reading

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Roundup of The Masters Conference 2010

“We have been travelling since we saw you last. We have been in America, entertaining the Americans whose need, let’s face it, is greater even than yours. Of course when we’re over there we say that the other way round” … Continue reading

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Turning e-discovery news and views into a community of interest

Those of us who work in e-discovery / e-disclosure get better and better at passing information and views between ourselves.  Web sites, blogs and Twitter allow us to keep up with developments – new products, company news and cases – … Continue reading

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ILTA 2010 wrap

This is my third (and last) article about ILTA 2010 Strategic Unity which closed in Las Vegas last week. My first article was a scene-setter, designed to give the flavour of the event and to explain why I thought it … Continue reading

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Welcome to Clearwell as new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is a great pleasure to welcome Clearwell Systems as the latest sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. Given Clearwell’s present standing in the eDiscovery market, it is hard to realise that it was founded as recently as 2004 and … Continue reading

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Australian ediscovery round-up

My conclusion after my recent visit to Sydney was that every jurisdiction which engages in ediscovery thinks that it is behind the others. This is certainly not true of Australia, and  Master Whitaker and I were not merely being polite … Continue reading

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IQPC Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels 18 – 20 April

I am off to Brussels at the weekend for IQPC’s Corporate Counsel Exchange. The format for this conference is rather different from the conventional series of panel discussions and platform speeches – there are plenty of these, but the primary … Continue reading

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eDiscovery April Fools

I have already written about Applied Discovery’s Reviewitter.  CaseCentral came up with the first eco-embedded, carbon-neutral, green platform for environmentally efficient eDiscovery. Good stuff, albeit slightly undermined by the fact that so much verbal effluent is tossed out into the … Continue reading

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Legal Inc case study explains an e-Disclosure project

Statements of functions and benefits and descriptions of litigation support services obviously form the backbone of the marketing material of any company engaged in the handling of electronic documents. It is difficult, however, to convey in the abstract any sense … Continue reading

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Packed programme for Masters Conference

The 2009 Masters Conference takes place in Washington on 12 and 13 October. Its title, Global Corporate Change – Navigating Discovery, Risk and Security covers only a fraction of the subjects covered in two days. The best part for me … Continue reading

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How was ILTA for you?

There are two halves to the question “How was ILTA for you?”. One is the personal reaction. Did I learn something and see some interesting technology? Did I meet interesting people? Did I have fun? The answer to all these … Continue reading

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Welcome to Legal Inc as e-Disclosure Information Project sponsor

I am delighted to welcome Legal Inc as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, joining a group which is increasingly representative of the full range of e-disclosure suppliers and service providers. Legal Inc was set up by Lisa Burton … Continue reading

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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

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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