Category Archives: LegalTech

LegalTech Hong Kong on 2 March – a video introduction

The third Legaltech Hong Kong takes place on 2 March at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. As always, the agenda is broad, running across a wide range of the challenges which face lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region. I recently bumped … Continue reading

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A post-LegalTech hiatus

You will be wondering, no doubt, at the near-silence on my part on my blogs and Twitter for the last two weeks or so. I don’t suppose you’d noticed at all in fact, but I will tell you anyway. The first … Continue reading

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Why I go to LegalTech

This is personal – it is about what I go to LegalTech for. As I make clear below, if you are a potential buyer of software, then LegalTech is the perfect place to see demos of everything relevant under one … 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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Washington and New York to Mitchell via privacy, Singapore and Lobachevsky

The problem with running a website which offers news and updates is that people notice when it lies silent – the essence of news is that it is new. In fact, I have never aspired to timeliness and, as I … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 5 – Future ILTA events

This is the last of my series of articles about the ILTA conference in Washington in August. What else is ILTA doing around the world? ILTA has recently partnered with ALM, the owners of LegalTech. Apart from LegalTech itself, the next of … Continue reading

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A UK view of LegalTech from Andrew Haslam

Each year, Andrew Haslam of Allvision writes a comprehensive report of LegalTech through the eyes of UK visitors. I say “visitors” in the plural because Andrew solicits contributions and views from others and splices them together. This year, it seems, … Continue reading

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The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance – the movie

I have referred more than once to the webinar which Nuix organised just before LegalTech with the title The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance. I moderated it, and the panel comprised Craig Ball, Attorney and Forensic Technologist, Stephen Stewart, … Continue reading

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Huron eDiscovery Panel at LegalTech as the cross-border climate begins to change

My wide-angle lens is being repaired, so I have no photograph of the panel which Nigel Murray of Huron Legal moderated at LegalTech. There were eleven of us at the table for two consecutive sessions with the title A GC’s … Continue reading

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Taking stock of the eDiscovery world

This is a good moment to pause a little and look around the eDiscovery / eDisclosure world.  The wide range of topics which make this such an interesting field are all getting an airing at once. The stream of useful … Continue reading

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Setting the scene after LegalTech 2012

Well, who would have thought that the big topic of conversation at LegalTech would be the weather? Keen though I am to import British ideas into US eDiscovery, the near-obsessive British focus on temperature and precipitation can stay at home. … 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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Levelling out after LegalTech

LegalTech, UK educational sessions and calls from law firms, an LPO conference, Irish eDiscovery, litigation as an invisible export, legal blogging in New York and eDiscovery in Germany all help to pass the time. By and large, I find that … Continue reading

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New web sites and a case study make good marketing

Although the nuts and bolts of what I do involves e-discovery / e-disclosure rules and the crossover between rules and practice on the one hand and technology on the other, my real interest lies in marketing, with a self imposed … Continue reading

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The Trilantic Commonwealth Brunch on Sunday at LegalTech

The invitations to parties, receptions and meetings at LegalTech New York continue to roll in – my personal best so far is four assignations on one evening. The biggest issue, so far as I am concerned, is not fitting them … 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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LegalTech 2010: Andrew Haslam reports for the Orange Rag and the 451 Group delivers market analysis

My unspoken deal with Andrew Haslam of Allvision after LegalTech each year is that I will write a heavyweight report on the business trends for the ensuing year, and will also write an anecdotal local colour story designed to convey … 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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Applied Discovery joins the Project’s sponsors

I will do a proper welcome post shortly, and this is just a brief note to welcome Applied Discovery to the ranks of the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. I wrote about the company recently (see Applied Discovery gets … Continue reading

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Deborah Baron summarises the Autonomy Cloud message on video

I am a strong believer in the idea that businesses, and particularly technology businesses, need to make use of every medium which is available to get messages across to potential users. The new media formats such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook … Continue reading

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Distinguishing discussion from lecture at LegalTech

I go back over my recent posts a day or two after publishing them, partly to pick up typos to which one is blind when they are newly typed, but mainly to check that what I said is what I … 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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CaseCentral CARtoon – what drives Toyota’s eDiscovery purchasing strategy

CaseCentral’s Case in Point cartoon series maintains its quality with this week’s one in which Toyota explains what drives its eDiscovery purchasing strategy. I spotted a judge at LegalTech wearing a No Processing badge which emanated (anonymously) from CaseCentral.  Full … Continue reading

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BA misses the bus – how to lose goodwill at the end of the project

The customers remember best what happens last, whether you are running an e-Discovery project for them or flying them across the Atlantic. It seems a shame to do it all so well and then screw up at the end. I … Continue reading

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Some statistics from Equivio>Relevance

I have recently written a white paper about Equivio>Relevance and was subsequently interviewed about it by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel – both if these can be found on Equivio’s publications page. A recent article by Marisa Peacock on CMSWire called Equivio … Continue reading

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7Safe launches UK Security Breach Investigations Report 2010

Mysterious messages have been appearing on Twitter all week like “In 85% of data breach cases, payment card information was stolen”. They all lead back to an analysis of data compromise cases over an 18 month period which 7Safe have … Continue reading

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FTI Technology 2009 IDC Survey defines the eDiscovery challenges

FTI Technology will be out in force at LegalTech, as you would expect from a  company whose range of products and services cover the full range of eDiscovery problems and solutions. They commissioned an IDC survey which was published in … Continue reading

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Anacomp e-Discovery panel at LegalTech – emerging technology and a defensible process

Anacomp are running a panel in the New York suite at the Hilton on Tuesday 2 February at 10:30 AM. I will not, unfortunately, be there, because I am on another platform at the same time. The title is What’s … Continue reading

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Stratify eDiscovery Super Session panels at LegalTech

I have already mentioned one of the four panels which Stratify is running on Tuesday, 2 February in the Sutton Parlor Center Room at the Hilton in New York. The sessions are as follows: 8.30 Can we have our cake … 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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Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance – chaining law firms and clients together

A series of announcements from Autonomy coincide with what I see as the coming developments in the UK and elsewhere, enabling the lawyers to work collaboratively with clients. As one would expect, Autonomy has come up with a series of … Continue reading

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Remember ESTA before embarking for LegalTech

Those from the UK who were confined to barracks last year and unable to go to LegalTech may be glad of a reminder that one must now apply in advance under the Visa Waiver Program via ESTA, the Electronic System … Continue reading

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Seeing Nuix at LegalTech

I try to avoid spending too much time at LegalTech looking at applications. I am much more interested in talking and listening to people, and three days is just not long enough to fit everything in. I generally limit my … 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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US District Judge to Speak on Women in eDiscovery Panel at LegalTech

One of the best panels at the Masters Conference in Washington last year was  the Women Thought Leader Panel:  The Art of Negotiating E-Discovery moderated by Caitlin Murphy of CT Summation and including Shawnna Childress of LECG,  co-founder of Women … Continue reading

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Catching up with the new Ontario E-Discovery Rules of Civil Procedure

I missed the new Ontario E-Discovery Rules of Civil Procedure which came into effect on 1 January. By “missed”, I mean that I knew about them but decided that it was a topic important enough to be put on one … Continue reading

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Guidance Software launches EnCase eDiscovery 4 with help from Twitter and YouTube

Guidance Software has released EnCase E-Discovery 4, which offers a pre-collection analytics capability as well as the ability to analyse and review ESI throughout the key discovery processes – during a legal hold, during forensic data collection, post- collection, during … Continue reading

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Between the rock of Jackson and the hard place of LegalTech

Once a decade, we get a large and influential report on Civil Procedure in the Courts of England & Wales. Once a year, the largest and most important e-discovery conference takes place in New York. Did they have to take … Continue reading

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Applied Discovery gets new marketing wind behind it

Good eDiscovery marketing must give would-be clients useful information and help, not just shout “buy me” with a list of functions and benefits. All forms of media must be pressed into service, and value lies more in helpful content than … Continue reading

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Trilantic assembles experts for International eDiscovery Track at LegalTech

UK-based legal support provider Trilantic has put together a double panel session on EU data privacy and related subjects which takes place on the first day at LegalTech, Monday, 1 February. Subjects covered will include privacy considerations and EU data … Continue reading

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Interview with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel about Equivio>Relevance

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel has published an interview based on a long conversation which I had with them before Christmas. The title is Trainable E-Discovery Software Offers Cost Savings and the subject is Equivio>Relevance. The main theme of the interview was … Continue reading

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Anacomp divests to focus on CaseLogistix, eDiscovery and litigation

Anacomp has sold its MVS Division to DecisionOne in order to focus on eDiscovery with its document review application CaseLogistix and the services which go with it. 2010 should be the right year to concentrate on eDiscovery You would probably … Continue reading

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Georgetown Law: to Insource or to Outsource by George Rudoy

Outsourcing part of the disclosure / discovery process has suddenly attracted attention in the UK. Some think that this is due to the instincts in common between lawyers and the poor old lemmings, who are invoked as role models whenever … Continue reading

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Virtual LegalTech round-up

The general reaction to ALM’s Virtual LegalTech by its participants and delegates seems generally to be positive. If, as Charles Christian said on Twitter afterwards, it had a 1990s feel to it, well, that can doubtless be improved upon in … Continue reading

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The FSA swoops on the unprepared

The American Museum of Natural History in New York contains many tableaux – scenes of animals and man in various stages of early development. My son and I spent an afternoon in there when LegalTech had ended and I found … Continue reading

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As the sun sinks slowly in the West we say farewell to LegalTech – or do we?

You are all too young to remember the clichéd ending to those American travel documentaries which always ended with the sun sinking slowly in the West. So am I, despite being old enough to remember telexes and carbon paper as … Continue reading

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Autonomy panel at LegalTech points to proactive clients – and lawyers

Panel sessions at LegalTech and other conferences combine the best of all worlds so far as I am concerned. The burden is distributed – the moderator has to have a plan and the ability to herd the speakers through it, … Continue reading

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Trilantic panel explores international e-Discovery initiatives at LegalTech

Not much changes at LegalTech from year to year. Sure, the trends come and go – “the move to the left”, Twitter, and “Please look at my CV” being this year’s big things – but for the most part, the … Continue reading

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Legal Inc panel at LegalTech lives up to its billing

Litigation support providers from the relatively small UK market  made a good showing at LegalTech in New York this year. Amongst them was Legal Inc who hosted a panel of luminaries moderated by Charles Christian of Legal Technology Insider. LTi … Continue reading

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Judge Facciola LegalTech messages are for UK as well as US lawyers

There was something almost surreal about the discovery that the LegalTech organisers had failed to record US Magistrate Judge John Facciola’s keynote speech, given that Facciola regularly delivers Opinions castigating parties either for faulty decisions about technology or for technological … Continue reading

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Parallel views from across the Atlantic

The respected e-discovery commentator Tom O’Connor has published his initial report on LegalTech on his blog, with the title The Big Takeaway from LegalTech New York. His patch in the US e-discovery scene roughly parallels mine in the UK. We … Continue reading

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Kazeon to host judicial e-discovery webinar

I have yet to write up the tremendous speech made by US Magistrate Judge John Facciola at LegalTech in New York last week. My excuse, if such be needed, is that it contained so much of importance to anyone practising … Continue reading

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Hanzo Archives show web archiving at LegalTech

So, you have got your mind round this “move to the left” bit they were all talking about at LegalTech and you are clear about the importance of information management, the first stage of the EDRM diagram as a start-point … Continue reading

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How safe is safe harbor?

I spoke on safe harbor on a panel at LegalTech sponsored and led by LDSI. Does it give as much protection as its proponents aver? Why is Europe so concerned about data privacy anyway? It is a beguiling expression, safe … Continue reading

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LegalTech lessons for lawyers from extinct species

Only one practising UK commercial lawyer came to LegalTech in New York. Recession hit the litigation support industry before our eyes. One of the recurring themes there was that the clients are taking discovery in house.  Down the road we … Continue reading

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Discovery Practice Note issued in Australia

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia yesterday gave effect to the long-awaited Practice Note No 17 – The use of technology in the management of discovery and the conduct of litigation. Those of us involved in drafting … Continue reading

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Welcome to Equivio as new Project sponsor

I am delighted to welcome Equivio as a new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. As I wrote in November (see New integration and new web site for Equivio) I met CEO Amir Milo at the Masters Conference in Washington. … Continue reading

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OutIndex releases E-Discovery engine

OutIndex, the electronic discovery software company has added another string to its bow with the release of three Microsoft .NET components to allow others to build their own e-discovery applications. Between them, the three components provide the tools for extracting … Continue reading

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Plenty to write about but no time to write

I had a patch recently when I had no time to write for a few days. Someone sent me a message, not exactly complaining, but making it clear that my apparent dereliction of duty had been noticed. It is not … Continue reading

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US Visa Waiver Program goes electronic with ESTA

UK visitors to LegalTech in February should be aware of a change to the method of applying for authorisation under the US Visa Waiver Programme. The familiar old green form, completing which used to fill up some of the time … Continue reading

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Go to LegalTech 2009 in New York

Last year, I wrote articles after each of LegalTech in New York and ILTA in Dallas, lamenting the fact that almost no UK law firms were represented at the two most informative events on the subject of e-Discovery / e-Disclosure. … Continue reading

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Mancia: interest in US being interested in them

A growing theme on this site which will get more important in 2009 is that electronic discovery in the US is getting to be of more interest to us in the UK. This is not because the English courts are … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure Information Project first birthday

November marks the first anniversary of what became the E-Disclosure Information Project. It did not have that name when I ran a half-day training session for judges in Birmingham last November but it was effectively launched with that event. This … Continue reading

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EPIQ Systems and ECM join forces

A long working relationships between Epiq Systems and Effective Case Management (ECM) reached a natural culmination on 1 February when the two businesses were combined. Tony Ratcliffe, the founding owner of ECM becomes a member of Epiq’s London office team.

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LDSI and LiveReview

I am not sure how I have worked in the litigation support industry for 15 years without meeting Noel Kilby, nor why it should, eventually, have been easier to do so in LDSI’s office in New York when we are … Continue reading

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Guidance on the Human Factor in eDiscovery

My first port of call in New York last week was Patrick Burke, Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software. I did a webinar with Patrick over Christmas (Americans don’t really do Christmas I discover – the last e-mail in on … Continue reading

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Basketball pointers for litigation management

eDiscovery Tools is an Australian company which makes software for processing e-mail and other electronic documents for litigation and similar purposes. Its main product is eDiscovery Processor, used by law firms, corporate clients, government departments and litigation support bureaux to … Continue reading

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Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech?

“When does the full LegalTech blog get released” asks a reader, obviously impatient with my chatty discursive wanderings around the subject. I assume he expects a full narrative, starting at Session 1 on Day 1 and ending with an extended … Continue reading

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Service with a snarl undoes technology miracles

Good technology must be matched by good people, and it is often the people who let it down. Any technology budget must include a large element for support and training. It is not just the salesmen who need a good … Continue reading

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Pocketing the key technology at LegalTech

My new Blackberry helps me organise what is important. It does not decide what is important. The same should be true of e-disclosure applications. Both are an aid to efficient processes, not a substitute for them. My heading may have … Continue reading

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Feeling at home back at LegalTech in New York

You come to this site, I know, for sharp, incisive, witty stuff about the e-disclosure world, the court rules, the case law, the new developments. There is plenty of that at LegalTech here in New York, but those who do … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2008

The Legal Technology Awards 2008 happened five days and an ocean away – two oceans, in fact, one called the Atlantic and one poured from various bottles on both sides of the Atlantic. Both time and tide mean that my … Continue reading

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Anacomp buys CaseLogistix

Anacomp Inc, a large US provider of document and business process management solutions, has acquired CaseLogistix, the evidence and litigation management software company from Nashville, Tennessee.

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LegalTech New York 2007

I am just back from New York where the members of the UK litigation support industry migrate en masse at the end of every January to mingle with each other and their American cousins. It was great fun, from the … Continue reading

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Off to LegalTech in New York

Normal service will be interrupted for a few days whilst I go to New York for LegalTech. The reference to “a few days” means that although I know I am leaving on Saturday, I am not very clear about the … Continue reading

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