Category Archives: Epiq Systems

Epiq Systems boosts its audio discovery practice with Intelligent Voice

eDiscovery lawyers are constantly being told to watch out for new sources of discoverable data as platforms and data types multiply. Those who think only of email and word files are probably missing great deal of potential evidence. Audio discovery … Continue reading

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Major Baisden of Iris Data Services talks about Iris’s expanding presence in AsiaPac

When in Hong Kong recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Major Baisden, President of Iris Data Services, about Iris’s growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Iris’s global clients are growing their businesses in AsiaPac, Major Baisden says, and … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems grows its eDiscovery managed services by acquiring Iris Data Services

Although I cannot claim to have predicted that Epiq Systems would buy Iris Data Services, it is one of those acquisitions whose logic seems entirely obvious as soon as it is reported. Epiq has long shown inventiveness and consistency in … Continue reading

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Catching up with Epiq Systems in Hong Kong

I like to look in on Epiq Systems  when I am in Hong Kong to catch up with what is going on, and I had a meeting on my recent trip with Celeste Kemper, Director of Document Review Services, Asia, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong videos from the InnoXcell Big Data Symposium 2014

I have published photographs from the InnoXcell 2014 Big Data Symposium here and here. We also took the opportunity to do video interviews, some of which have lasting value. Judge David Harvey of New Zealand talks about courts, lawyers and … Continue reading

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InnoXcell conference in Hong Kong in April 2014 – Part 2

I have made my excuses in an earlier article for waiting so long to publish these photographs of an event which took place so many months ago. By this stage, their significance, if any, is historic, part of the record of … Continue reading

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The run-up to LegalTech 2015 in New York

Apart from the big story of last week, Microsoft’s acquisition of Equivio, most of my output in the last few days has been about events planned for LegalTech 2015 which takes place in New York from 3 to 5 February. … Continue reading

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EDiscovery leaders and career opportunities highlighted by US legal publications

Electronic Discovery / eDisclosure is a new discipline. It has passed the Wild West stage but it is still new enough and small enough that the contribution of its founding members can be recognised with the perspective of time. Three … Continue reading

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Moving forward with eDiscovery in the Hong Kong civil courts – the Epiq Systems / ALB Round Table

I have reported briefly in earlier articles the round table which I moderated in Hong Kong on 13 September at which leading eDiscovery lawyers assembled at the invitation of Epiq Systems  and Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business to discuss the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong judiciary working on a pilot scheme for management of electronic documents

I mentioned when I got back from Hong Kong that the eDiscovery roundtable organised by Epiq Systems and Asian Legal Business had been told of an interesting development – that the Hong Kong judiciary are working on a pilot scheme … Continue reading

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Hong Kong (again) with Epiq and pending events with iCONECT, Cicayda and kCura

I have just been back to Hong Kong, this time to moderate a panel of litigation lawyers brought together by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business and by Epiq Systems. Epiq’s Celeste Kemper was in the chair. Our agenda was cut … Continue reading

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Information Governance: the way the wind is blowing

eDiscovery for litigation is important, but is only a part of the value which lawyers and eDiscovery providers can bring to corporate clients. The skills and technology developed to meet eDiscovery challenges can be applied to wider issues, some of … Continue reading

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Proactive use of technology-assisted review beyond litigation

Although the use of predictive coding / technology assisted review seems new to litigation lawyers, the concept behind it has been used for years and in a wide range of business applications. Reduced to its essentials, predictive coding takes a … Continue reading

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Talking and listening in Hong Kong with Epiq and Consilio

I was back in Hong Kong recently, my third trip there in recent months. The primary purpose of this visit was to deliver a talk to the Hong Kong Academy of Law in the company of Epiq Systems. I went … Continue reading

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Supplement in The Times encourages legal efficiency

The recent Raconteur supplement to the Times  was called Legal Efficiency 2013, and I was asked to contribute an article about the Jackson reforms. It was given the title Efficiency reform of legal process, reflecting my message that there is … Continue reading

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Cost budget revisions unlikely

I have already referred  (in my article on Epiq’s costs seminar) to Murray & Anor v Neil Dowlman Architecture. There is a good commentary on that on Outlaw.com called Cost budget revisions to fix mistakes unlikely to be allowed, says … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems seminar focuses on the new Costs Management rules

Epiq Systems held an extremely informative seminar on the new costs regime earlier this week. You will find at the end of this post a link to the video made on the day with the strong recommendation that you watch … Continue reading

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Jackson events next week with Epiq and Consilio and guides from Judge Brown, Dominic Regan and Kerry Underwood

A tweet last week compared the first few days of the new case and costs management regime with 1939 – the reference was not intended to evoke anything belligerent but that period of uneasy calm known as the Phoney War … Continue reading

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Blog posts on eDiscovery | eDisclosure in January 2013

Here is a list of the 58 blog posts published in January 2013 on my Commentary Blog and Updates Blog. They got 9,464 page views between them. As mentioned in a recent post, the web site has been smartened up … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems survey points to a rise in UK and European eDisclosure

A new survey by Epiq Systems throws light on the recurring (and generally unanswerable) question as to the amount of eDiscovery work in the UK and Europe. One cannot assess the actual volumes, but it is helpful to know what … Continue reading

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Some predictive coding resources useful for UK lawyers

I am increasingly being asked to talk about predictive coding in the UK, and the subject warrants an article of its own. I will come to that shortly, but meanwhile point you to two articles published in the last few … 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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A Hong Kong eDiscovery snapshot in the company of Epiq Systems

On the surface, my area of professional interest looks pretty narrow. When I launched the eDisclosure Information Project, its proposed scope was implied by the word “eDisclosure” – only the civil jurisdiction of England and Wales uses the term “disclosure”, and … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 27 October 2012

This is a summary of the posts about eDiscovery / eDisclosure on my Google Plus page between 21 and 28 October 2012. Those which relate to webinars etc which have now passed may lead to blind links. Where I know … 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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Short eDiscovery updates to 15 September 2012

This continues my new practice of summarising posts, mainly about eDiscovery, which have appeared on my Google Plus page recently. There are 26 of them in this summary, which points to a busy week (now two weeks ago) of announcements … Continue reading

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My Google Plus eDiscovery posts to 14 August

A longer list than usual, partly because many interesting things came along and partly because I was called away for over a week before I had the chance to list them. Law Society Gazette – No replacement yet for £10m … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems: document review in Hong Kong, Zoom from Equivio and covered in eDJ

eDiscovery provider Epiq Systems seems to be popping up all over the place at the moment. Grouping the various sources together has the benefit, for me as well as for them, that those new to this subject can see how … Continue reading

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Knowledge workers and project managers in eDiscovery

Mark Yacano and Cat Casey of Hudson Legal have published the third and final of their InsideCounsel series on the role of knowledge workers and project managers in eDiscovery. Their theme is the changing role of those who both undertake … Continue reading

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Recent posts on Google+ on eDiscovery and other legal subjects

Being away, and with only random access to the Internet, focuses one’s mind on the most efficient way of capturing interesting articles as Twitter (my main source) dishes them up. Whatever its other virtues, Twitter is no good as an … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems London judicial panel points to future of technology-assisted review

The original invitation to Epiq Systems’ panel debate on judicial attitudes to technology assisted review said that the speakers would be Senior Master Whitaker and US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck.  That was enough to have me book my place, but … Continue reading

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Seeing rather too much of London this week

Fate is usually kind enough to give me spaces between the big events and time enough to write them up before the next one. Fate has not been so kind this week: with two major events yet unreported (Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Huron and Epiq expand managed review and legal staffing in Washington

Just as I pressed the Publish button on my article of last night (Discussing UK eDisclosure developments with Judge Brown and Huron Legal), which referred to Huron’s acquisition of Ascertus, a Huron press release came in about its next acquisition, … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems to host UK–US judicial discussion in London on technology-assisted review

Epiq Systems have invited Senior Master Steven Whitaker and US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck to take part in a panel discussion about the use of technology-assisted review in litigation. The panel, to be moderated by Epiq’s Laura Kibbe, will take … Continue reading

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Conference topics indicate the important eDiscovery and eDisclosure themes

That part of my life which involves speaking has four elements – preparation, travel, delivery and reporting. The month of May always has a full diary of events, and this year has more than usual. Of the four elements, the … Continue reading

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Greg Wildisen of Epiq Systems on Predictive Coding in UK eDisclosure

The Society for Computers and Law has published on its website an article by Greg Wildisen, International Managing Director at Epiq Systems with the title E-disclosure: Training Technology. Epiq offers predictive coding through the integration of Equivio’s Relevance product into Epiq’s … Continue reading

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Epiq Insights – an eDisclosure newsletter from Epiq Systems in the UK

Relatively few of the eDisclosure / eDiscovery newsletters focus on the UK, so it is good to welcome Epiq Insights from Epiq Systems which is now available as a web page as well as by subscribing to an e-mail. The current edition … Continue reading

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Judge Peck’s Predictive Coding Opinion – reporting the reaction

It needed no great prescience to anticipate a flood of articles about US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck’s opinion in the Da Silva Moore predictive coding case (Monique Da Silva Moore, et al., v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, Civ. No. … Continue reading

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An acquisition and an appointment point to Epiq consolidation and service delivery

Stories happen when they happen, and the copy / paste news sites and story aggregation people do a good job at rushing the contents of the latest press release to your virtual door. G K Chesterton’s Father Brown famously talked … 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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Epiq Systems acquires De Novo Legal to expand its Managed Review Services

It is only eight months since Epiq Systems significantly increased its legal technology reach by the acquisition of Encore eDiscovery. It has ended the year by acquiring De Novo Legal LLC, whose particular strength is managed review services. The acquisition … Continue reading

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Two predictive coding case studies emphasise time and cost savings

I referred a while back to two case studies about the use of the technology known variously as “predictive coding”, “computer-assisted coding” or, more recently, “technology assisted review” or TAR. One of them involved Epiq Systems and the other Millnet. … Continue reading

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Shortened version of Epiq white paper published by New Law Journal

A recent post of mine, called Epiq Systems White Paper: from start to finish – what actually happens to my clients data? referred to a white paper which I wrote with Deborah Blaxell of Epiq. The paper has now been … 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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Epiq Systems White Paper: From Start to Finish – what actually happens to my clients’ data?

Anyone describing their services to a prospective client has a limited bandwidth (measured in time, concentration and the amount of detail which can be imparted and absorbed) available to them and, in focusing on the primary features and benefits, often … 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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Epiq Systems webinar: the Challenges of Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations on 21 September

One keeps hearing of “Bribery Act fatigue”, with the implication that companies and their lawyers either think that the subject was oversold or that the absence of a headline prosecution implies that we can all relax. The sense of urgency … Continue reading

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Consider document review services as well as technology

The recent dominance of predictive coding and other forms of computer-assisted review in these pages and elsewhere reflects as well as reports on the growing interest in this kind of technology. It is also inevitable that the discussion has been … 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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Lawyer Invitational Golf Tournaments raise money for Children’s Hospital

My friend Robert Childress of Wave Software draws my attention to the Lawyer Invitational Golf Tournaments, the next of which takes place on 18 July at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester NYC. I see that the Westchester event kicks … Continue reading

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Time to take the next steps: a Hong Kong eDiscovery conference

Leaving aside Australian conferences, this was my fourth AsiaPac event. Two years ago, I co-chaired a conference for LexisNexis in Singapore. Shortly after that, Jeffrey Teh and others from LexisNexis set up InnoXcell to bring business events to the region. … Continue reading

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Epiq Breakfast Seminar on Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations on 14 June

Epiq Systems is holding a breakfast seminar in London on 14 June called the Challenges of Cross Border Regulatory Investigations. The speakers are Professor Dominic Regan, David Cracknell of Slaughter and May, Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy, Mark Surguy … Continue reading

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East, West Home’s Best – to a Midlands Law Firm with Epiq Systems

A trip by train to talk to a regional law firm gives an excuse to recommend the iPad as a library of those documents you will never read at your desk, and to recommend two papers in particular which address … 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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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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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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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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Aggressive Transparency and Strategic Cooperation in Electronic Disclosure

Lieutenant Schrank: You hoodlums don’t own these streets. And I’ve had all the rough-house I can put up with around here. You want to kill each other? Kill each other, but you ain’t gonna do it on my beat. … … Continue reading

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Cross-Border and Multi-National eDiscovery at LegalTech from FTI and Epiq

I have written already about those sessions at LegalTech 2011 in New York which have a UK element in them (see Strong UK presence at LegalTech 2011). As I said in that article, it is impossible to list, let alone … Continue reading

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Strong UK presence at LegalTech 2011

LegalTech 2011 is only a few days away and the programme is packed. Almost everyone whose name has appeared in these pages is taking part in something, and I will not attempt to list them all. Following on, however, from … Continue reading

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Predictive coding and defensibility

An article called The Red Herring of Defensibility and Predictive Coding by Craig Carpenter of Recommind on the Inforiskawareness site draws attention again to the technology generally known as “Predictive Coding”. Craig can fight his own corner as to the … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters 6th eDisclosure Forum in London

It is Friday night as I start writing this. I am in BA’s lounge at Washington Dulles Airport after the two-day Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute. There I took part in an international panel, talked and/or listened to the Who’s Who … Continue reading

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6th Annual eDisclosure Forum on 15 November

I am co-chairman, with Browning Marean and George Socha, of the Thomson Reuters / Sweet & Maxwell Sixth Annual eDisclosure Forum on 15 November at Canary Wharf in London. Speakers include Senior Master Whitaker, HHJ Simon Brown QC, Mark Surguy … 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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Another London doorway to Equivio technology

Legastat is the latest London-based e-disclosure services provider to offer Equivio’s technology for speeding up the identification of redundant data and enabling early case assessment. It is not the only such provider, and the same technology is available as integrated … Continue reading

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A quick eDiscovery trip to Singapore

I got back at dawn this morning from the InnoXcell eDiscovery conference in Singapore. I was only there for the two days of the conference and had only just got back from a one day trip to Toronto to attend … Continue reading

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Addressing the outsourcing of document review

The word “addressing” in my title is used here as the opposite of “ignoring”. As with the use of technology, you cannot dismiss the idea of outsourcing document review without finding out who does it, how they go about it, … 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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Epiq launches European document review service

Epiq Systems, owners of document review application DocuMatrix, have launched a new document review service based in its new offices in London following the success of the US service. The press release is here. It is in a sense otiose … Continue reading

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Chris-crossing the globe for e-discovery

Sorry for the silence. It has been a bit busy here – not just “here” which is Sydney, but in the short gap in England between leaving Las Vegas and setting off for here. It is a brisk sunny morning … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure in Liverpool with Cats Legal, Epiq Systems and Dominic Regan

I have to take back what I said yesterday about my rail trip to Liverpool. I had expected the usual shambles, those delays with risible explanations and insincere apologies which are the norm on our overcrowded, badly-run rail network. In … Continue reading

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Liverpool EDisclosure event on 3 June

The Liverpool Law Society is host to a three-hour course on electronic disclosure on Thursday, 3 June starting at 13.30 pm. The speakers include Professor Dominic Regan and me, together with litigation software supplier Epiq Systems and litigation services supplier … Continue reading

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IQPC the best London e-disclosure conference again

The three-day IQPC Information Retention and eDisclosure Management Summit is over for another year. It is the biggest and best conference in the London calendar and one which genuinely aspires to do better each year. Everyone I spoke to seemed … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer networking at the IQPC Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels

The night before I left for IQPC’s Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels, I gave a short talk at an event organised by 7Safe in London. I will write about that separately, but its theme was that we are seeing a … 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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Spring Offensive in the eDisclosure War

It feels suddenly as if a new phase is opening up in the war to tackle the wasted costs of e-disclosure. If the Rule Committee’s recent failure to grasp the nettle seemed a rebuff, there is a new Spring Offensive … Continue reading

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Defensible document review – Epiq Systems panel at LegalTech

As is increasingly the case, The Posse List is getting out its reports of events and developments so quickly and comprehensively that it is folly on my part to cover them as well. This suits me well, since I am … Continue reading

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Mixing eDiscovery business with pleasure at LegalTech 2010

I write each February after LegalTech in New York to try and convey how this event is simultaneously hard work and good fun. Certain times and cultures are inherently suspicious of the idea that you can enjoy yourself whilst working, … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems e-Discovery Super Sessions at LegalTech

Epiq Systems are running three panels on Tuesday, 2 February at LegalTech. They take place in Concourse G at the Hilton New York as follows: 9:00 Achieving a Cost Efficient, Defensible Document Review 10:00 Best Practices for Successful Multinational E-Discovery … Continue reading

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Georgetown Law: Rudoy on eDiscovery certification – reality or myth?

An article by George Rudoy on the Georgetown Law site, which includes some input from me, reawakens the debate about certification of those who work in eDiscovery. Education on this subject was a key recommendation of the recent UK Jackson … Continue reading

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US claims Global Power to Access Data despite EU data protection laws

Another decision of a US court shows the supremacy of the US courts over EU laws, at least as seen from the US. It doubtless plays well in Utah, but is probably bad news for US evidence-collection in the long … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the eDisclosure implications of the Jackson Report

The sections relating to disclosure and e-disclosure in the Jackson Report are a call to action for lawyers and judges without waiting for any actual amendment to the Rules. The key element which Jackson identifies is education, and we can … Continue reading

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Gartner, Hong Kong and civil servants inspire reader comments

Recent comments from readers cover the Gartner report on the litigation software market, the state of play in Hong Kong, and the bright light which has suddenly been shone on the need for government departments to approach electronic disclosure in … Continue reading

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Equivio->Relevance brings prioritisation to Epiq Systems’ DocuMatrix

Regular readers will know that I find Equivio’s value proposition to be extremely attractive, notwithstanding that the user – the lawyer or his client – does not always get to see it directly. That is because Equivio’s products are bought … Continue reading

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Information retention at e-Disclosure conference in Brussels

I demonstrated my own commitment to information retention by mislaying my notes of the sessions at IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe Conference in Brussels last week. As with all the best document retention policies, this means that I … Continue reading

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Learning in good company at IQPC e-Disclosure Conference in Brussels

I got back late on Thursday from IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels. I was on three panels on the first day, attended several others, met or re-met countless people, and yet seemed in retrospect to … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks before going to Brussels

I do not pretend that this job is hard work in the way that trying to reach a sales target or managing a large project is hard work. It is far too enjoyable for that. It would, however, be good … Continue reading

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The UK is well-placed between the EU and the rest of the eDiscovery world

The first big eDiscovery conference of the autumn is IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels on 30 September and 1 October. I am going there mainly to take part in a panel organised by Guidance Software … Continue reading

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Web demos allow interest without commitment

Technology companies make little use of technology to deliver their messages. Web demos may lack the personal touch of a face-to-face show, but you can reach many more people. They offer unparalleled opportunities to show off your products without the … Continue reading

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Equivio>Relevance Case Studies – men against machines

It is always helpful, when introducing something new, to be able to measure it against a familiar yardstick. When engines were first invented, their power was expressed as a multiple of the power of horses, and horses remain the comparator … Continue reading

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Outsource edisclosure and share the load

The outsourcing of legal functions is suddenly topical as a result of Rio Tinto’s decision to set up an outsourced legal resource in India and Pinsent Masons’ plan to have first pass litigation review done in South Africa – see … Continue reading

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Ark Group e-Disclosure Conference 2009

You can generate a lot of notes in six conference days in three countries in nine days and have little time to transcribe them. I am quite good at actually recording what people say, less so at the small but … Continue reading

Posted in 7Safe, Access to Justice, Case Management, Civil justice, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, Forensic data collections, Litigation, Litigation Support, Lord Justice Jackson, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

Labour’s fall may be matched by litigation’s recovery

I have just sent off my slides for my keynote speech at the Ark Group’s e-disclosure conference on Monday 9 June. Its title is The Empty Bear Garden, and it is about the decline of litigation since the CPR of … Continue reading

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Everything and everyone at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Discovery Management Conference

I reached IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Discovery Management  Conference 2009 just as the first speaker stood up on Wednesday morning, feeling rather like Phileas Fogg as he burst into the Reform Club with seconds to spare. Although I had not … Continue reading

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