Category Archives: KPMG

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

Posted in AccessData, CEIC, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, iCONECT, IQPC, KPMG, Nuix | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Huron Legal, KPMG | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Attenex, Clearwell, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, Equivio, FTI Technology, KCura, KPMG, Predictive Coding, Recommind | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Data privacy, Data Protection, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, Integreon, KPMG, Kroll, LegalTech, Litigation, Litigation Support, Thomson Reuters, Trilantic | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AccessData, Alvarez & Marsal, Clearwell, CommVault, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Ernst & Young, EU, FTI Technology, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Support, Recommind, Symantec, Trilantic | Leave a comment

Changes in the UK eDisclosure market: Huron acquires Trilantic just after Grant Thornton acquires Legal Inc

The consolidation of the UK and international e-discovery market took a further step today when Huron Consulting Group announced the acquisition of Trilantic. This follows the recent announcement that Grant Thornton had added Legal Inc’s people and expertise to its … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Ernst & Young, FTI Technology, KPMG, Litigation Support, Trilantic | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AccessData, Clearwell, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, EDRM, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, H5, KPMG, Litigation Support, Thomson Reuters | Leave a comment

Welcome to Symantec as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is a great pleasure to welcome Symantec as the latest addition to the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. Earlier today, in my article about Canadian e-discovery (see Lessons from Applied Discovery Proportionality panel in Toronto ) I passed … 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

Posted in Clearwell, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, EDRM, Electronic disclosure, ILTA, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation Support, Sedona Conference | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Australian courts, Case Management, Clearwell, Court Rules, Discovery, e.law, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, eDiscovery Tools, Electronic disclosure, Equivio, Ernst & Young, FTI Technology, KCura, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation Support, Nuix, RingTail | Leave a comment

Lunch-time talk in Sydney with Nuix and KPMG

Knowing that Master Whitaker and I were going to be in Sydney for the Chilli IQ eDiscovery conference, Eddie Sheehy of Nuix invited us to speak at a lunch organised by Nuix and KPMG. The venue was a room on … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice, Australian courts, Case Management, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation Support, Nuix | Leave a comment

Far and wide eDiscovery at the Chilli IQ conference in Sydney

Sometimes an unconscious theme develops during conferences. Appropriately, perhaps, given the “IQ” element in the organiser’s name, the point which recurred in Sydney was the use of human intelligence in parallel with the processing power and clever technology to get … Continue reading

Posted in Australian courts, Discovery, e.law, Early Case Assessment, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, eDiscovery Tools, Electronic disclosure, Equivio, FTI Technology, Judges, KPMG, Litigation Support, Nuix, RingTail | Leave a comment

Times E-Disclosure article leads with Baby P photocopier excuse

The article on E-Disclosure in today’s Times E-disclosure: how good is your filing system? by Grania Langdon-Down leads with the extraordinary “lost in the photocopier” excuse given by Ofsted as they gave late disclosure of 2,000 pages of documents in … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Document Retention, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation costs, Litigation Support, Millnet, Outsourcing, Regulatory investigation | Leave a comment

KPMG survey: Is the legal department ready?

Read KPMG’s new survey on corporate readiness for litigation and then read the judgment in Earles v Barclays Bank. You may spot a connection. KPMG have published the results of the survey which Alex Dunstan-Lee previewed for us at IQPC’s … Continue reading

Posted in Disclosure Statement, Discovery, Document Retention, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation costs, Litigation Readiness | Leave a comment

Master Whitaker addresses London Solicitors Litigation Association on e-Disclosure

I went to listen to Senior Master Whitaker speak last night to the London Solicitors Litigation Association about electronic disclosure. I was not expecting to hear much that was new to me – I have heard him speak five times … Continue reading

Posted in Case Management, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Disclosure Statement, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Judges, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation costs, Part 31 CPR, Stroz Friedberg | Leave a comment

Where does a wise man hide a leaf?

What connects Father Brown’s deduction that a trusted old soldier had been a villain with Autonomy’s tracing of Jérôme Kerviel’s activities at Société Générale? Both stories involved not just hiding leaves in forests but making a forest in which to … 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

Posted in Brussels, Court Rules, CPR, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, Equivio, FRCP, IQPC, Judges, KPMG, Litigation Support | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Discovery, DocuMatrix, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, HP, IBM, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Support, Recommind | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Brussels, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, DocuMatrix, Document Retention, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, EU, Guidance Software, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Readiness, Litigation Support, Recommind, Regulatory investigation | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Discovery, DocuMatrix, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, EU, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Support, Masters Conference, Nuix, Recommind | Leave a comment

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, Case Management, Clearwell, Commercial Court, CPR, E-Discovery Suppliers, Early Case Assessment, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, FTI Technology, KPMG, Litigation, Litigation Support, Part 31 CPR, Regulatory investigation | Leave a comment

A takeaway of Digicel tips

The old cliches are the best, and it is fair to say that English judgments about the case management of electronic disclosure are like London buses at the moment. After years with hardly any any reported cases, we have had … Continue reading

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Speaking and listening in Australia

Sydney feels familiar from the moment you step off the plane. It is not just its culture, language and architecture which makes you feel at home – its law, its information management issues, the remedies available to judges and the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian courts, Autonomy, Case Management, CaseMap, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Disclosure Statement, Discovery, Document Retention, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, Guidance Software, KPMG, Kroll, LexisNexis, Litigation, Litigation Readiness, Litigation Support | Leave a comment

Take the best and discard the worst from US litigation

The Vikings brought with them some habits which were deplored by their hosts, but they also brought technology which we turned to our advantage. We do not much like some of the practices in US civil courts, but we can … Continue reading

Posted in Attenex, Autonomy, Case Management, Clearwell, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Ernst & Young, FRCP, KCura, KPMG, Legal Technology, Litigation, Litigation Support, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

Attenex round every corner

Attenex is not the only provider of heavy-duty processing and analysis software for chewing through very large amounts of electronic data, but the name has become a kind of shorthand for that function. As Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, so … Continue reading

Posted in Attenex, Clearwell, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Ernst & Young, FTI Technology, KPMG, Legal Technology, Litigation Support | Leave a comment

No UK law firms at ILTA 2008

After this February’s LegalTech in New York, I wrote a piece called Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech? in which I suggested that UK law firms – partners and/or their senior IT staff – would benefit enormously from a few … Continue reading

Posted in Autonomy, CaseLogistix, Discovery, DocuMatrix, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Epiq Systems, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, ILTA, KCura, KPMG, Kroll, Legal Technology, LexisNexis, Litigation Support, Recommind, Summation, Trilantic | Leave a comment

Meeting FoxData properly at last

Nearly a year after FoxData agreed to be the first sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, I have at last been to see the company’s premises and met Ian Manning properly The order in which logos appear beside these pages … Continue reading

Posted in Case Management, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Forensic data collections, FoxData, KPMG, Legal Technology, Litigation Support, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

E-Disclosure conferences give plenty to think about

Those who expect a daily addition to this collection of notes and essays (and I know there are a few such) may have wondered if I have run out of things to say from the paucity of posts recently. Far … Continue reading

Posted in Case Management, CaseMap, Commercial Court, Court Rules, CPR, Disclosure Statement, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Ernst & Young, KPMG, LexisNexis, Litigation Support, Part 31 CPR, The Lawyer, Trilantic | Leave a comment

E-Disclosure – What does the court expect?

His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC told a London conference audience what the UK courts expect from those who appear before them when electronic disclosure is a big element in a case. I have written separately about the conference organised … Continue reading

Posted in Case Management, Commercial Court, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Discovery, Document Retention, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, KPMG, Litigation Readiness, Litigation Support | Leave a comment

Richard Susskind and the End of Lawyers

Richard Susskind’s long-term prediction that the work of lawyers will break up into “identifiable and discrete pieces” applies here and now to electronic Disclosure. The discrete stages of first identifying and culling, and only then analysing, document populations do not … Continue reading

Posted in Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Discovery, Document Retention, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, FRCP, KPMG, Legal Technology, Litigation Readiness, Litigation Support | Leave a comment