Category Archives: eDisclosure

The judgment and some newspaper comment on the Irish TAR case

If you read my article TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland, you will have concluded that I had a copy of the judgment in Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd v Sean Quinn and ors about the … Continue reading

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Taking a breather from eDiscovery events

Apart from a couple of webinars and the occasional lunchtime event in London, I am gratefully back at my desk for most of the time between now and mid-May. That is deliberate, and I need it, not just to keep … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference agenda focuses on non-conventional data sources

In offering you the agenda of the Third Annual Electronic Discovery Conference at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, I am not seeking to encourage you to attend – you will have to run, since it takes … Continue reading

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Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014

As part of my record of the year 2014, I am publishing belatedly the photograph sets from some of the events which I attended in 2014. Among them was the Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014. We have had the … Continue reading

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IQPC Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit – pictures from 2014

As we get ready for the 10th Annual Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, the biggest event in the London calendar, here are a few photographs from last year’s event, starting with a couple of Sanjay Bhandari of EY who was, … Continue reading

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TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland

The last few days have brought us significant court rulings in the US and in Dublin about the use of technology which is variously called predictive coding, technology-assisted review, computer-assisted review, and other names indicative of the joint application of … Continue reading

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kCura London launch May 2014

kCura held its Spring Launch party in London in May 2014. CEO Andrew Sieja took us through the new features of Relativity 8.2, demo stations allowed visual explanations, and there was a good party. I wrote about it here. Below … 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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Bill Belt of Deloitte talks about Corporate Knowledge Strategies

Corporate Knowledge Strategies, known as CKS, is a forum for communities of practice for those concerned with corporate information and the issues surrounding its creation, its safekeeping and its use. I took part in an event which CKS ran New … Continue reading

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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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Richard Susskind and the CJC recommend online dispute resolution – but can the MoJ deliver?

Professor Richard Susskind has been a long-time and eloquent proponent of alternative ways of settling disputes through the use of both technology and procedural amendments. His picture of arguments being resolved by people in fancy dress in wooden-walled courts has … 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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New version of TeCSA eDisclosure Protocol and the revival of LiST

It is a year since TeCSA – the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association – launched its eDisclosure Protocol and Guidelines. I was involved at the beginning, as moderator of a well-attended pre-launch training day, and am a member of the … Continue reading

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Dispute resolution in Singapore and Hong Kong – a turn-of-the-year round-up

It is time that I did a review of eDiscovery developments in the Asia-Pacific region, and particularly the common law jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Singapore. It is perhaps only from half a world away that one lumps Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks, clearing the mind and reviewing my publishing output platforms

In addition to the (overdue) VAT return which I did on Christmas Day, I spent the Christmas break getting rid of stuff and thinking about how best to present (that is, get and give value from) the masses of information … Continue reading

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A few eDisclosure cases of 2014

I recently started an article on cases relating to eDisclosure and evidence in England and Wales but side-tracked myself with a brief summary of the rules and of the position as it stands after Denton – see A little CPR … Continue reading

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Smailes v McNally: eDisclosure consequences of failure to comply with a clear Unless Order

My original plan was to include this case in a summary of recent eDisclosure cases. Once the long-delayed appeal judgment was published, it warranted more detail than the compendium would bear, so I publish it separately. The eDisclosure case of 2014 … Continue reading

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The importance of geolocation data as evidence

Craig Ball has written, with his usual mix of learning and practicality, about the availability of geolocation information derived from our every day use of devices connected to the Internet, particularly those which make use of cell tower sites. His … Continue reading

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Emily tries but misunderstands social media ah ooh

You have choices when starting articles. You might have an obscure but dramatic opening to get attention, but I’ve used “It was a dark and stormy night”, and I’ve only just done one beginning “The scene: a dark cobbled lane with … Continue reading

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Guest article from Navigant: Let’s talk about Voice

I recently recorded a video with Tanya Gross of Navigant in London called The technology changes which allow proportionate disclosure of audio data. You can find it here and at the foot of this page. At the same time, Tanya … Continue reading

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Energy risk discussion session with Recommind

This is one of a series of posts about events in which I was involved in last week. The management of electronic information goes wider than the formal requirements of litigation, regulation and investigation, and takes you into areas both … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight – the future by those whose future it is

This is the second post about three events which I attended last week. There is a tenuous common theme to do with the range of subjects gathered under the broad label “eDiscovery” and the career opportunities which it offers. The … Continue reading

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Career variety: energy risk, litigation budgets and Irish eDiscovery in three days

The scene: a dark cobbled lane, with dim lamps redolent of Dickens’ London, by an arch leading to a small alley. I am on the phone to my wife. Todd Horst, the US-based marketing director of eDiscovery / eDisclosure provider Consilio … Continue reading

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Irish Times eDiscovery article as a warm-up for this week’s conference

As I have mentioned before, there is an eDiscovery conference taking place in Dublin this Friday, 14 November. Its website is here and the brochure is here. Speakers include Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish Supreme Court, US Magistrate … Continue reading

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A little CPR as precursor to some eDisclosure cases

Let’s have a look at a few cases involving eDisclosure under the Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales. I refrain from calling them “eDisclosure cases” because it is important to emphasise that disclosure is simply a part of two … Continue reading

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LawTech Europe Congress 2014 in Prague – Part 1: the region and the city

As an experiment, go to Google Maps and find Prague. Then press the minus sign to move out from there. Czech Republic borders Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria; it is close to Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia … Continue reading

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AA v Southwark – local authority’s non-disclosure rounds off an appalling story

Most of the judgment in AA v London Borough of Southwark is about the appalling conduct of a local authority towards one of its tenants. That alone would not warrant a place in this blog, but there were procedural issues … Continue reading

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Keeping one’s eye on the ball

The scene: the eye clinic at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. The time: 9.00am. The plan: a quick inspection following a referral from my optician, then back to my desk. The outcome: “Nothing to worry about, but we’ll just put you into … Continue reading

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Two weeks at Office-by-the-Sea in Cornwall for projects and preparation

This post began as an apologia for the fewness of my posts over the last three weeks. I don’t actually feel very guilty about it and achieved, among other things, a project – a short video about Browning Marean which you … Continue reading

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ILTA 2014: The cloud for companies and celebs alike

The talk at ILTA this year was not so much about giving discovery from the cloud but about a more fundamental question – should we be putting data in the cloud at all? The standout session on this discussed a … Continue reading

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ILTA 2014: Diversification the key for litigation support vendors

This is one of a set of posts about the content and the discussion at ILTA 2014 in Nashville. Originally intended as a single post, the result was too long for that and I decided to split them up. See … Continue reading

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ILTA 2014 – the context and the logistics

This post is about ILTA the event – the organisation and the experience of being there. I will write separately about the legal technology subjects which came up in the sessions and in discussion. August 1914 is my starting point … Continue reading

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Browning Marean: the tributes pour in

My article about the late Browning Marean Goodbye old friend has attracted several comments from those who were touched by his contribution, personal and professional, to them and to eDiscovery. The English judge HHJ Simon Brown says Browning was “the Global Professor … Continue reading

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Goodbye old friend: farewell to Browning Marean

Browning Marean of DLA Piper US died a couple of days ago. He had spent much of the year undergoing treatment for oesophageal cancer. When we spoke on Skype recently (oh so recently) he was excited at events coming up … Continue reading

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Could an English court require lawyers to make a video about their disclosure obligations?

I recently wrote an article about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Denton which I called Letting the punishment fits the crime as Mitchell gives way to Denton. As the title implies, I suggested that Denton took us some of the way back … Continue reading

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Comparing like with like and keeping eDisclosure fears in proportion

“E-disclosure is about being clever with the way you do document reviews. It’s about picking the right search terms, using a good provider and having a proper hosting platform.” This sensible quotation, from RPC disputes head Geraldine Elliott, appears in an … Continue reading

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Letting the punishment fit the crime as Mitchell gives way to Denton

What was over in moments, added a word to the law’s dictionary, led to countless spin-off cases and applications, cost millions in legal fees, ended reputations and, having left its mark, disappeared from the scene? There is are curious parallels … Continue reading

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Take your legal work in, put your legal work out. In, out, in, out, shake it all about

The Hokey Cokey, whose words I bastardise for my title, proves to have national variants, rival sources and alternative meanings, not all of them positive.  You can fight about that among yourselves. All I want from it is the idea … Continue reading

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Looking beyond the Gartner Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery Software

Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery software was published last week. I am not sure that I am authorised to publish it, but you can find several copies of last year’s version on the web. I wouldn’t worry too much … Continue reading

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Information Governance – what it is and why we need it

ZyLAB and the Information Governance Initiative join forces to spread some light about Information Governance in an on-demand webinar. The Information Governance Initiative is a cross-disciplinary think-tank and consortium dedicated to advancing information governance practices and technologies. It is supported by many … Continue reading

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The hunter-gatherer phase of eDiscovery

I don’t flatter myself that anyone but my wife and the dog notices if I am away a lot, but you might perhaps have observed that there have been relatively few posts here in the last couple of months. If … Continue reading

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Cardozo School of Law launches Data Law Initiative

The Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law in New York has launched a new programme offering legal training in information governance, electronic discovery, data privacy, social media law and cyber security. Between them, these subjects cover a wide range of … Continue reading

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The stars of eDiscovery take to the silver screen: A Decade of Discovery

Where will you find every starlet who ever removed her clothes for the cameras, every axe-wielding, blood-sucking, teeth-baring monster, every passionate or sighing lover, every type of comic, character, hero and villain, and quite a few federal judges? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is in … Continue reading

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Blurmany and Spain, you and me – the trade-off between convenience and privacy

Loss of privacy is the price we pay for the convenience of Internet and mobile technology. Different countries and different age groups accord varying degrees of value to the one and to the other. Germany and Spain have their own … Continue reading

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Delivering eDisclosure advice from both sides of the fence: interview with Stephanie Barrett of Navigant

One of the continuing themes in eDisclosure / eDiscovery, in the UK as in the US, is about finding (and then keeping) people with appropriate skills. Wherever they work, eDisclosure people need to have their feet on two sides, one … Continue reading

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Identifying opportunities at the second ALM – ILTA Legal Technology Summit in Hong Kong

ALM and ILTA brought their second Asia Legal Technology Summit to Hong Kong in March. I make no apology for reporting on this event several weeks after it took place. I went on a long trip to the US almost immediately … Continue reading

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Neil Cameron on Casey Flaherty: can most lawyers use their law firm’s expensive IT properly?

Neil Cameron has been writing about lawyers and technology for ever where “for ever” means “even longer than I have”. When I first started getting into the subject in the ’90s, Neil Cameron was already there, writing articles and giving talks … Continue reading

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Welcome to Navigant as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

It is a great pleasure to welcome Navigant as the latest sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. My primary involvement will be with the Legal Technology Solutions practice in London. I have known the UK practice leader, Managing Director Alex Dunstan-Lee (picture  … Continue reading

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