Category Archives: eDiscovery

Proposed new disclosure rule gets approval in principle from CPRC

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has given approval in principle to the proposed new disclosure rule for England and Wales. A LinkedIn post by Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons reports that the CPRC gave its approval on 15 June … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Shellie of Intelligent Voice on searching and reviewing audio in eDiscovery

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Ben Shellie, CEO of Intelligent Voice. Intelligent Voice, Ben Shellie said, makes software designed to make audio review as simple as any other document review. It takes voice recordings, turns them into … Continue reading

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Chairing the IICE eDiscovery Forum in London on 26 and 27 June

The IICE eDiscovery Forum takes place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 26 to 27 June 2018. IICE stands for Information Governance, Investigations, Compliance and eDiscovery. This is the event which has for years been known to most of us as … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Francis on US v Microsoft and the CLOUD Act

One of the big attractions at Relativity Fest in London was a panel discussion about the right of US authorities to access data held abroad. The specific context was the case originally known as “Microsoft Dublin”, “the Dublin Warrant” or … Continue reading

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Non-compliance with peremptory disclosure orders – Powell v Watford Borough Council and the limits on judicial discretion

There is no substitute for reading the rules relating to disclosure, whether those expressly so – Rule 31 and its practice directions – or those with wider effect elsewhere in the rules. What happens, though, when something in the rules … Continue reading

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ACEDS Summer Symposium: the GDPR, US v Microsoft, and the CLOUD Act from an eDiscovery perspective

The collection of data held abroad has long been a difficult (and interesting) subject for the US courts, state authorities and lawyers. 2018 has brought us the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the culmination of the battle between the US … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 13 June: mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery

The merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery, which I wrote about here, has now taken place. The combined company is presenting a webinar on 13 June with the title Mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery. The amount of … Continue reading

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Two Canada-based events on 13 and 14 June: Using Active Learning for accelerated review

Relativity, Ricoh eDiscovery and Commonwealth Legal are between them presenting two events this week with the title Using Active Learning for accelerated document review. The first is a discussion / presentation on 13 June at 4.00pm in Toronto. The subjects … Continue reading

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Interview: Brad Scott of Epiq on rebranding and client service

At Legaltech in New York in February, I spoke to Brad Scott, President and Chief Operating Officer at Epiq. More than a year had passed since Epiq and DTI were brought together as a single and very large global eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Cyxtera announces Brainspace 6.1 to accelerate data analysis, reduce costs and improve investigation accuracy

One of the most interesting interviews which I have conducted this year was with Dean Kuhlmann, VP of Business Development at Brainspace. I took the opportunity then to write about the Cyxtera group of companies, including Brainspace, whose Continuous Multimodal … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons on the proposed new disclosure rule

Ed Crosse is a partner at Simmons & Simmons and a member of the Disclosure Working Group headed by Lady Justice Gloster. At Relativity Fest in London I took part in a panel with him and with Sir Colin Birrs … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 6 June: Sightline – All-in-one next generation eDiscovery platform

Consilio is giving a webinar on 6 June about its new eDiscovery platform called Sightline. Sightline has its own (rather good) section on the Consilio website which describes how Sightline was built from the ground up to manage eDiscovery, data exploration … Continue reading

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OpenText provides Canada with real-time G7 theme analytics

Canada holds the G7 presidency from 1 January to 31 December 2018 and is the host for the G7 summit in Québec on 8 to 9 June. The G7 is obviously concerned with overarching political and economic political, economic and … Continue reading

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Creating example documents for eDiscovery search with iCONECT Xmplar

Providers of eDiscovery software have two ambitions in their marketing. The first is to persuade people who are not yet converted to the concept to look at any software in order to get the idea. The second, of course, is … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference programme on cross-border data transfers and data protection – Budapest 18-19 June

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with international electronic information management, discovery and disclosure. Its primary concern is organisations which are subject to litigation and regulation in multiple jurisdictions with potentially conflicting international laws. WG6 is a global … Continue reading

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GDPR compliance – the “always on” approach from Nuix

The implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation has come and gone with little obvious adverse effect except for those who gratuitously destroyed their own marketing lists after misunderstanding the new regulations about consent. Companies have discovered that the … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar today: Corporate cloud legal update

Relativity is presenting a webinar today, 30 May, in conjunction with Bloomberg. The title is Corporate cloud legal update: 2018 law, legislation, and regulation and, unsurprisingly, the principal subject is the Clarifying Lawful Uses of Overseas Data (CLOUD) Act, 2018. … Continue reading

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Hardwicke eDisclosure seminars – electronic documents in international arbitration on 19 June

Since the publication of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke (I reviewed it here), Hardwicke has been delivering a series of seminars on various aspects of using electronic documents in disputes. The sixth … Continue reading

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Dishonesty in politics and law and “useless guff from social media”

Every so often I write a post whose main purpose is to be a reminder that social media (including many non-conventional data forms) is both disclosable as a formal matter and potentially vital as a generally incontrovertible source of contemporaneous … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity on cross-border discovery, the US CLOUD Act and the GDPR

At Relativity Fest in London, I interviewed David Horrigan, Relativity’s Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, on two subjects which had been well covered at the event. The first of those was the US government’s CLOUD Act which at a … Continue reading

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Stats for the Consilio and Advanced Discovery merger and the launch of a Dublin office

I reported here on the merger between two already large players in the worldwide eDiscovery market, Consilio and Advanced Discovery including an interview with CEO Andy Macdonald. That merger has now completed its formal stages and there is an infographic here … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the need for eDiscovery training for judges and litigators

I take every opportunity to interview Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald. Over the years we have discussed her involvement in the leading TAR case Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn, the use of eDiscovery tools and skills for non-disputes purposes, the … Continue reading

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Revisiting our panel in Canada as a model for straightforward explanation of technology-assisted review

If I come back now to a panel I moderated on technology-assisted review last November, it is partly because I think we are about to see a new focus on the use of TAR to achieve proportionate eDiscovery beyond the … Continue reading

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Integreon and Venio webinar on 16 May: the power and future of automated eDiscovery

Integreon is a global provider of legal, document, business and research support solutions for law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions and professional services firms. That function includes identifying software and services which Integreon can deploy on behalf of its clients. … Continue reading

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Seeking judgments on abusive use of disclosure in England and Wales

Note the point towards the end – I am not seeking mere anecdotes about bad disclosure conduct but judgments in which aggressive or abusive disclosure – not just cock-up or incompetence – was punished An interesting question came my way … Continue reading

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The UK Serious Fraud Office takes OpenText Axcelerate

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has an investigative role which is rather different from that of most regulators or law firms. It is investigator and prosecutor, taking on only seven to ten new cases each year, each of which … Continue reading

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Interviews: Daryl Teshima and Wendy King of FTI talk about FTI’s use of RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London last week we heard positive things about FTI’s relationship with Relativity under which FTI is able to offer RelativityOne alongside its own Ringtail. The messages were much the same as those which I got from … Continue reading

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Events in London and Milan, a Gothic Cathedral and a sorbetto

You are probably secretly relieved when this happens, but I always feel I should explain when there is an interruption in the flow of blog posts. Gratifyingly, if slightly disconcertingly, the number of page views on my blog were higher … Continue reading

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Panel session in Milan on 3 May with Accuracy and Relativity

On Thursday 3 May I will be in Milan to take part in a discussion with Accuracy Italia about the use of Relativity. Accuracy is a business advisory company with offices around the world. Its work includes transactions, disputes, turnarounds … Continue reading

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Book review: Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin. Oxford University Press | £175 I don’t think I betray any secrets by saying that I was asked to review the outline, the table of contents and the structure … Continue reading

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Interview: Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery on the implications of the GDPR for eDiscovery

There are many people who know a little bit about the General Data Protection Regulation, in some cases, just enough to be dangerous. Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery in London is an acknowledged expert on the subject of the GDPR and … Continue reading

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ACEDS UK discussion on 16 May: demystifying blockchain

Since its establishment in 2016, the UK chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) has been organising panel discussions in London which have rightly attracted large audiences. The next one, on 16 May, is called Demystifying Blockchain – What … Continue reading

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Hardwicke eDisclosure seminar on 24 April: Processing and filtering electronic documents

As I have mentioned before, Hardwicke has been organising a series of eDisclosure seminars following the publication of the OUP book Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice written by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke. The next seminar in the series … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of Relativity gives a summary of Relativity Fest 2017

With Relativity Fest London nearly upon us (it is on 1 May) it is timely to publish an interview which I did with Nick Robertson, Chief Operating Officer at Relativity at the end of last October’s Relativity Fest in Chicago … Continue reading

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Interview: Lorraine Medcraft of Epiq on Epiq’s TMX bundling application

Lorraine Medcraft is Senior Director of Sales at Epiq in London. I spoke to her at Legaltech in New York, mainly to hear about Epiq’s TMX bundling software which I had written about shortly before. TMX is an Epiq proprietary … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Campbell of iCONECT on iCONECT’s partnership with Heureka

One of the recurring themes in this blog is the extension of eDiscovery skills and tools to purposes beyond pure eDiscovery. The software developed for compliance with court rules and regulatory requirements often lends itself to wider purposes. I have … Continue reading

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Interview: Dean Kuhlmann of Brainspace on how analytics is changing review

Dean Kuhlmann is VP of Business Development at Brainspace. I interviewed him at Legaltech about the way technology is changing search for eDiscovery and and for wider business purposes. The “story” in Dean Kuhlmann’s interview ends with a senior lawyer … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity on the GDPR, mobile data and AI

A good interview does not have to be formal and structured to be effective and informative. By the time I came to interview David Horrigan, Relativity’s eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, at Legaltech, I had done 16 interviews over … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Conner of NightOwl Discovery on NightOwl’s relationship with corporate clients

Michael Conner is Director of Global Business Development at NightOwl Discovery. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York about the relationship between clients, lawyers and eDiscovery providers. Much of NightOwl’s business involves offering services directly to clients, generally on … Continue reading

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FTI launches Relativity and RelativityOne in Hong Kong

As I have observed before, one of last year’s most interesting eDiscovery developments was the new partnership between FTI Consulting and Relativity, enabling FTI to supplement its own widely respected Ringtail with the ubiquitous Relativity and with Relativity’s cloud offering … Continue reading

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Interview: Brandon Mack of Epiq on advanced eDiscovery technology

Brandon Mack is Director, Analytics and Advanced Technologies at Epiq. I have interviewed him before, and jumped at the chance to do so again at this year’s Legaltech because of his succinct and positive descriptions of the way technology can … Continue reading

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ILTA scholarships covering the cost of ILTACON 2018

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association whose function is to spread understanding about legal technology by organising events and by encouraging the sharing of information between people facing similar problems. Although ILTA itself is a year-round educational resource, its … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Relativity Fest in London on 1 May

Relativity Fest London takes place at 155 Bishopsgate on 1 May. That and the Nuix event which I attended recently (I wrote about it here) have effectively displaced most of the more generalised eDiscovery / eDisclosure events in the London … Continue reading

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Leadership and risk on the agenda at the Nuix Insider Conference 2018 in London

We do not have many good events in London dealing with eDiscovery and its surrounding subjects. The annual Nuix Insider Conference is an exception, one of the few events I go to whether or not I am participating in it. … Continue reading

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ACEDS and AccessData webinar on 11 April: ensuring defensible preservation and collection

The US Federal Rule of Evidence 902 (14) allows a forensic investigator to confirm that electronic evidence is authentic without having to appear in person to testify to that effect. AccessData, makers of AD eDiscovery and other forensic tools, is … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of OpenText on managing risk and uncovering value in data

I have been interviewing Hal Marcus since his Recommind days, always getting useful insights into current topics on eDiscovery and analytics. Recommind is now owned by OpenText and, more recently, OpenText has acquired Guidance Software. Catching up with Hal Marcus … Continue reading

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Interview: David Perla of The 1991 Group and Integreon on the problems facing the legal market

At Legaltech, I had the opportunity to interview David Perla who is Co-Founder and Managing Director of of The 1991 Group and a member of the Board of Directors of Integreon. David Perla has worked in a law firm, and as … Continue reading

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Partnership between FTI and Evolver brings Excel redaction to Ringtail

FTI and its long established eDiscovery platform Ringtail get more interesting all the time. Ringtail 9.4 brings a Software Development Kit, social networking enhancements, Mac compatible document review, customisable browse panels and a range of other developments which, when added … Continue reading

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Interview: David Greetham of Ricoh talks about Ricoh’s Remlox Cloud

David Greetham is VP of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh Legal. Just before Legaltech, Ricoh launched Remlox Cloud, a system designed to enable the easy collection of discovery data. There is information about this here, and an explainer video … Continue reading

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Consilio and Advanced Discovery to merge as clients say “grow with us”

Consilio and Advanced Discovery, each of them already a major player in the global eDiscovery market, are to merge, with investment company GI partners taking a majority stake in the merged business. The Consilio press release says that the combined … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephen Stewart of Nuix on the changing corporate uses of data analytics

Stephen Stewart is Chief Technology Officer at investigations and cyber security software company Nuix. I talked to him at Legaltech New York about the ever-wider uses for eDiscovery skills and tools, about the uses for artificial intelligence, and about our … Continue reading

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A roundup of reactions to the proposed new disclosure rule

I wrote here about a helpful presentation, under the auspices of ACEDS and moderated by Vince Neicho of Integreon, about the proposed new disclosure rule. Since then, the date has passed for representations to the working party and it is … Continue reading

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iCONECT partnership brings “blockchain-hardened” encryption to eDiscovery data

The management of eDiscovery data brings conflicting challenges. Data must be accessible to those who need to see it but kept away from others. Logs recording steps in the process must be transparent but the results of that process and … Continue reading

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BLP claims a win for predictive coding after the BCA Trading trial

I use the term “predictive coding” in this article because that is the term used a) in the relevant judgment, b) by BLP whose successful use of the technology is the subject of the article, and c) by FTI Consulting, … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on using eDiscovery tools and skills for security, privacy and IG

One of my recurring themes in my occasional interviews with Matthew Geaghan of Nuix is the ever-wider application of eDiscovery skills and tools to tasks and functions beyond eDiscovery. As he says in this interview, it is “all about the … Continue reading

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James Comey is keynote speaker at OpenText Enfuse 2018

With its acquisition of Guidance Software, OpenText has inherited the annual Enfuse conference which Guidance Software ran successfully for many years, originally with the name CEIC. I was a speaker there for many years and always learnt something and always … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Legal: Five reasons for using Relativity Active Learning

The latest iteration of Relativity’s analytic tools is called Active Learning. Roland von Borstel has written about it on the Ricoh / Commonwealth Legal blog Technology in Practice under the title Five reasons Active Learning is better than TAR. The … Continue reading

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AccessData introduces Quin-C for forensic investigations

AccessData has been in the business of producing forensic investigation software for decades. Its latest development in digital investigation technology is called Quin-C which is designed to speed up data access, processing and analysis and to offer a customisable user … Continue reading

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Integreon launches an Allegory dashboard for collaboration on evidence management

It is only a little over two months since I wrote about Integreon’s acquisition of litigation management software company Allegory. Already, the resulting combination of technology and human inventiveness have produced Allegory dashboard, an evidence management tool designed to help … Continue reading

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Interview: Chris Haley of Troutman Sanders talks about Relativity customisation

At Relativity Fest in Chicago last October, I spoke to Chris Haley, the Director of Legal Technology at Troutman Sanders. I asked him what led his firm to choose Relativity for eDiscovery. Chris Haley said that when the firm reviewed … Continue reading

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Opening new eDiscovery opportunities in South Africa and New Zealand

eDiscovery blogs in South Africa and New Zealand were recognised in Feedspot’s recent list of Top 60 Global eDiscovery Blogs. The South African one is by Terry Harrison who wrote about the recognition here; the New Zealand one comes from … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting adds Relativity and RelativityOne to its Europe offerings

One of the more interesting partnerships to emerge last year was the one between FTI and Relativity, with FTI now offering Relativity solutions alongside its own Ringtail. I wrote about that here and mentioned it in my report on Relativity … Continue reading

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iCONECT teams up with Altlaw to strengthen iCONECT-XERA’s UK presence

The discovery software provider iCONECT has partnered with UK based eDisclosure provider Altlaw to expand the UK presence for iCONECT’s XERA software. The UK market is interesting at the moment. With the pending GDPR adding purpose to regulatory investigations, with … Continue reading

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Nuix London Insider Conference agenda now published

I wrote recently about the Nuix Insider Conference 2018, due to take place in London on 22 March. The full agenda has now been published and it is here. As always, it is a mixture of pure technology sessions and sessions designed … Continue reading

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The crossover between Triumph Controls and other disclosure developments

Judgment in Triumph Controls UK Ltd & Anor v Primus International Holding Co & Ors [2018] EWHC 176 (TCC) was delivered by Coulson J on 7 February 2018, the same day as the very good session explaining the new disclosure … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on technology, culture and rules in Irish discovery

When I first saw the length of my interview with Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald, filmed at Relativity Fest in Chicago, I wondered if I ought to pare it down a little. Having listened to it, I find the whole … Continue reading

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Headlining on the subject of disclosure rule reform

An article on the JD Supra site manages somehow to convey the idea that I am positively agitating for eDisclosure rule reform. The article is headed After panel sponsored by UK ACEDS, Chris Dale calls for rules reform. This exaggerates … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Campbell of iCONECT on the growing need for HR departments to manage data

Ian Campbell, CEO of discovery software company iCONECT, realised long ago that the skills and the technology used for electronic discovery had wider applications. For example, iCONECT now has a strong presence in healthcare data, helping hospitals, medical practices etc … Continue reading

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Honouring Judge Peck and Judge Francis as they retire from the bench

On 27 February, Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law is the host for an evening in honour of retired US Magistrate Judge James Francis and about-to-retire US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck. You will deduce from its title From Da Silva … Continue reading

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Interview: Patrick Burke talks about growing corporate awareness of GDPR implications

There is a lot in here – preparations for the GDPR, the growing realisation of the implications of holding the data of other organisations, contractual certifications of GDPR compliance, unwitting indemnification of other parties, WP249 and its assertion that discovery … Continue reading

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Epiq launches TMX for collaborative preparation of electronic bundles

The management of electronic documents does not end with the completion of discovery. Between then and trial, documents must be collated and reviewed for the trial itself and for intermediate purposes such as witness statements and, in the US for … Continue reading

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Nuix Insider Conference 2018 on 22 March in London

The Nuix Insider Conference 2018 takes place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 22 March 2018. As always, the agenda has a set of parallel tracks which between them cover compliance, investigations eDiscovery, cyber threat and the detection of … Continue reading

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Down with the kids as we arrive in New York for Legaltech

Although this post is about our arrival in New York for Legaltech, it is not really about Legaltech. What you hope for after a long flight is a hushed hotel lobby and a friendly receptionist welcoming you to the rooms you booked … Continue reading

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Bringing clarity to the implications of the proposed new disclosure rule

I went last week to a panel discussion called Have your say on the proposed disclosure rule changes. It was held under the auspices of the UK Chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists), organised largely by the … Continue reading

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Reminders that there are rivals to London’s courts

By “London” in my title, I mean “the courts of England and Wales”. Probably, in fact, I mean “disputes business”. This is not one of those “we’re all doomed” articles, just some pointers to the possibility that other jurisdictions may … Continue reading

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eDisclosure Information Project blog ranked at No 6 of the Top 60 eDiscovery Blogs and Websites

I am surprised, and very pleased, that this blog should have been ranked at number 6 in a list of Top 60 eDiscovery Blogs and Websites for eDiscovery Professionals assembled by Feedspot Inevitably, the list has a strong US flavour, … Continue reading

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Hardwicke seminar: eDisclosure – preparing for the new pilot program

Hardwicke is running a series of seminars about electronic disclosure. The next one is on 13 February it is called eDisclosure – preparing for the new pilot program. The speakers are Charles Raffin, co-author of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice, and … Continue reading

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Ricoh launches Remlox data collection service with clear appeal to users

“…users can collect request a collection in the morning… and be reviewing their data that same evening, utilising one of Ricoh’s’s several document review tools. There is no technological knowledge required by the end user, nor hardware requirement…” This description … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Discovery talks about the increasing use of analytics in eDiscovery

Kelly Atherton is Senior Analytics and Review Manager at NightOwl Discovery. I have interviewed her before and was glad to have the chance to do so again at Relativity Fest in Chicago. As subject, as before, was the growing use … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes Data Privacy Primer and BYOD Principles and Guidance

The Sedona Conference remains the most thoughtful of the organisations producing guidance for those involved in electronic discovery in all its forms. Two recent publications are of particular interest, one about privacy and one on BYOD – Bring Your Own … Continue reading

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Legalweek New York: Corporate Counsel Roundtable 2018

Legaltech 2018, taking place next week in New York, is now part of a wider set of events called Legalweek. I have for some years taken part in a Corporate Counsel Roundtable organised by William Belt, now at CDS, as … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 25 January: insider threat lessons from Waymo v Uber

Nuix is presenting a webinar on 25th January with the title Theory to practice: insider threat lessons from Waymo v Uber. Nuix’s description of its webinar begins thus: Well-placed insiders, comfort media meetings, secret world changing technology, and huge sums … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of Relativity talks about Relativity Fest London and the Relativity roadmap

We are part-way between Relativity Fest in Chicago last October and the next Relativity Fest London on 1 May. I looked back at the interview I did with Nick Robertson of Relativity after the London version of Relativity Fest in … Continue reading

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Lady Justice Gloster to take part in disclosure rule discussion on 7 February

ACEDS, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, has organised some well-attended evening events since its launch in London last year. The next one, on 7 February, may be the most interesting yet. It is about the proposed disclosure rule changes, … Continue reading

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AccessData: a webinar, a conference, ACEDS affiliation and more

I generally stick to single subjects in these blog posts, but AccessData has been busy announcing things and it is convenient to combine them in a single post. Webinar on 17 January I have written before about the current series … Continue reading

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Away for a few days before 2018 gets going

It may seem rather odd to go away for a week at the beginning of January. The British, after all, take their Christmas and New Year break rather more seriously than they do in the US, and you might think … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Brunch on the Sunday before Legaltech New York

Many years ago, Nigel Murray began a tradition of organising a Commonwealth Brunch on the Sunday before Legaltech (now part of Legalweek) in New York. The Commonwealth “qualification” effectively brings in anyone except those from the US (and they are … Continue reading

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Challenges and opportunities for FTI’s new Managing Director for Asia

FTI Technology has appointed Sandeep Jadav as its new managing director for Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong with responsibility for FTI teams in Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region. Any thought that I might … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Rusch of Consilio on the practical problems of collecting data in the EU

Ben Rusch is a solicitor and Vice President of Document Review Services at Consilio in London. He took part in a panel discussion on privacy, data protection and cross-border discovery which I moderated at ILTA 2017 in Las Vegas, where … Continue reading

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My 2018 predictions as published by Computers & Law – a “warped crystal ball”

Each December, Computers & Law editor Laurence Eastham asks for predictions for the year ahead. I used to be very serious about this, straining to think about how eDiscovery / eDisclosure law, technology and practice would develop in the next … Continue reading

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Interview: Eric Mandel of Ricoh talks about the services Ricoh brings to law firms and other businesses

I took the opportunity at ILTA 2017 to talk to people who are influencers or commentators on eDiscovery, or who get their hands dirty actually delivering eDiscovery services. Eric Mandel, an expert in information governance and risk compliance at Ricoh, … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon on the proposed new disclosure rule. Let’s practice by enforcing the existing rules

Vince Neicho and I served together on Senior Master Whitaker’s working party which produced Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire. Vince was then the long-serving Litigation Support Manager at Allen & Overy and is now Vice President, Legal … Continue reading

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Evidence on smartphones, in photographs and on social media

Today brings us news of a criminal prosecution, for rape, which was withdrawn at trial when a newly-instructed prosecuting barrister first uncovered data on a phone which destroyed the prosecution case. The police knew of the information, indeed had it … Continue reading

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iCONECT webinar on 15 December: five things we learned hosting the JFK documents

One of the more interesting trends in the last couple of years has been the realisation that eDiscovery tools and skills have application beyond the obligations to disclose documents in disputes. The analysis of the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 14 December: celebrity lessons on litigation, legal ethics, and eDiscovery

Relativity is presenting a webinar today, 14 December, called 2017 data discovery: celebrity lessons on litigation, legal ethics, and eDiscovery. 2017 has brought us some eDiscovery cases which have made the news as much for the involvement of some celebrity … Continue reading

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OpenText article on challenges to TAR process in SDNY

Adam Kuhn of OpenText reports in an article headed SDNY Rejects Challenges to TAR Process Despite Missteps, Upholds Reasonableness Standard on a case in the Southern District of New York whose focus is on the transparency required from a party using … Continue reading

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Epiq opens document review services centre in India

Epiq has opened a new document review services centre in Hyderabad, India. When added to Epiq / DTI’s existing review centres around the world, this provides global clients with continuous access to Epiq’s document review services. There is a press … Continue reading

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Integreon acquires Allegory to extend its litigation management services

When Alma Asay was a lawyer at Gibson Dunn, she developed spreadsheets to enable the firm to manage complex cases. She founded Allegory in 2012 to develop a much more sophisticated way of handling all the information acquired or developed … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar today: intelligence, collaboration and analytics for digital investigations

Investigations rarely involve simple analysis of a single data source. The key facts are usually spread across multiple sources and connected to multiple people, organisations and countries. Nuix specialises in this, which is why its software was used as part … Continue reading

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