Category Archives: Electronic disclosure

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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hardwicke hosts launch of eDisclosure Law and Practice

OUP has published Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice by Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke. Although I suggested (in my article here) that the authors might be “miffed” by the coincidence that the book should reach the shelves at … Continue reading

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SCL seeking technology and law predictions for 2018

Computers & Law is seeking your predictions for 2018, as it does every year about this time. The twist this year is a request for regular contributors to look back at previous predictions (2008 is suggested as a benchmark year) … Continue reading

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New disclosure rules – links and commentary from Gordon Exall

Barrister Gordon Exall, the author of the invaluable Civil Litigation Brief, has now put more than 2,000 posts on the blog. He has done more than provide an essential service for all those who grapple with civil procedure. He has … Continue reading

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The Paradise Papers, Nuix and the repurposing of discovery tools and skills

One of my best moments of last year was interviewing Gerard Ryle of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists about the Panama Papers. Nuix was one of the software tools used to analyse that data and it was easy to … Continue reading

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An eDiscovery / eDisclosure roundup to clear the ToDo list

Every so often, the rate at which things happen outstrips my ability to keep up with writing about it. At such times I can either leave the to-do list stretching off into the far distance or, as I am about … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight in London on 16 November

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association and, although US led, has a strong commitment to the word “International” in its name. ILTA Insight is a one day conference which brings to London the spirit and ideas of ILTA’s main … Continue reading

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On my way to Technology in Practice in Canada

I don’t need to promote Technology in Practice 2017, due to start on Thursday in Toronto, because it has already sold out. I am moderating three panels at it, and preparation for them has taken a good chunk of the … Continue reading

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A proposed new disclosure rule for England and Wales

I recently spent several days rewriting my slides on eDisclosure in England and Wales, covering the rules, practice directions and the cases. The timing was occasioned by a request to give a three hour talk on the subject, and the … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on collecting data from mobile devices

One of the main enhancements to Nuix 7.4 is improved ability to collect data from mobile devices, including call histories, email, messaging and communication patterns across multiple sources. At ILTA in Las Vegas I spoke to Matthew Geaghan of Nuix … Continue reading

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iCONECT puts JFK assassination records online

Applause for eDiscovery software company iCONECT which has put the JFK Assassination Records online in a form which allows them to be searched and read. There is a page about this here with a request form for linking to the … Continue reading

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Eversheds Sutherland sees revenues increase from its investment in litigation technology

An article in LegalWeek tells of the tangible benefits which Eversheds Sutherland is deriving from its investment in OpenText eDiscovery software, in skilled people and in training. I published an article in August called Thinking through the management of eDisclosure … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism as an eDiscovery exercise

An excellent article by Greg Bufithis called the Panama Papers, eDiscovery… and a murder in the afternoon sun is primarily about the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta. She led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta, and … Continue reading

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Exploring computer forensics and employment law – FTI in London on 16 November

A number of those who follow me on Twitter are employment lawyers and they are often the ones who react when I post or tweet something about data arising from forensic investigations. There are others (or perhaps the same people) … Continue reading

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iCONECT webinar on multimedia discovery is now online

A few weeks ago, I moderated a webinar presented jointly by iCONECT and ACEDS called Did you see that?… how video / audio are changing the way we win cases. The presenters were Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT, and Rob … Continue reading

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Twitter Takeover on 18 October for Technology in Practice in Toronto

Technology in Practice is a large event dedicated to eDiscovery and related topics. It is run by Ricoh and by Commonwealth Legal, and takes place in Toronto between 8 and 10 November. Tomorrow, 18 October, I will be taking over … Continue reading

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Putting the spotlight back on disclosure in England and Wales

A couple of articles, both published today, deserve attention from those interested in disclosure in England and Wales and, specifically, in the courts’ approach to it. One, by Kerry Underwood, is headed Disclosure cut by 90% by Commercial Court. The … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Peck on the sharing of ideas and practice between jurisdictions

I recently interviewed US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, one of a series of interviews at ILTA in Las Vegas. We covered two subjects, one of which is an example of the other. The narrower topic was the international spread of … Continue reading

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Fighting the good fight at the Nuix User Exchange 2017

You take your optimism where you can find it these days. Few of us can feel very cheery about the political or economic future on either side of the Atlantic. At times like this, optimism lies in hoping that your … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity talks about Relativity Fest and RelativityOne

Relativity Fest is Relativity’s big conference, held this year in Chicago between 22 and 25 October. David Horrigan is eDiscovery counsel and Legal Content Director for Relativity, which gives him an important role in the preparation for Relativity Fest. I … Continue reading

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Epiq-DTI webinar on 3 October: the Office 365 expert

Epiq and DTI are running a series of webinars for those responsible for eDiscovery and information governance in Office 365. Called The Office 365 Expert, the series kicks off on 3 October with a webinar called Office 365 Fundamentals for … Continue reading

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New and enhanced machine learning and visual analytics in Brainspace 6

Brainspace has announced a major new release of its flagship investigative analytics solution. Formerly called Brainspace Discovery, the new version is called Brainspace 6. The press release about Brainspace 6 is here and there is a webinar about the new … Continue reading

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LawFest 2018 on 8 March in New Zealand and the NZ steps towards electronic courts

To my regret, I have never made it to LawFest, the legal technology and innovation conference founded in New Zealand by Andrew King of eDiscovery Consulting. With five successful events under his belt, Andrew King can claim to be the … Continue reading

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The Nuix User Exchange 2017 is nearly upon us

My next foreign trip is to the Nuix User Exchange running from 17 to 20 September at Huntington Beach California. I very much enjoyed last year’s event and look forward to taking part in this one. 300 participants are expected … Continue reading

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Technology in Practice in Toronto from 8 to 10 November

In my article about Ricoh’s sponsorship of the eDisclosure Information Project I mentioned in passing that I will be at the Technology in Practice event organised by Commonwealth Legal and Ricoh running from 8 to 10 November in Toronto. The … Continue reading

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How multimedia data is changing the way we win cases: webinar on 14 September with iCONECT and ACEDS

The expression “multimedia” still has the whiff of leisure about it – the once exciting idea that entertainment can be delivered to us in various active forms for us to watch and listen to. A great deal of much more … Continue reading

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ILTACON 2017 – and the ship sails on

Despite its title, this post is not about Fellini’s 1983 film And the Ship Sails On in which a great liner is unexpectedly attacked just before the big event which was the purpose of the voyage, leaving Freddie Jones sharing a … Continue reading

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Standing by early ambitions as kCura changes its name to Relativity

kCura, developer of Relativity, has changed its corporate name to Relativity and its website name to http://www.relativity.com. There are several articles about the rebranding here, and CEO Andrew Sieja’s blog post explaining the change is here. You don’t need me … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting partnership with kCura offers Relativity alongside Ringtail

“Consolidation” in the eDiscovery software and services markets does not have to imply a merger or acquisition. It can also imply a partnership between two companies under which either can offer a broader range of solutions to their respective clients … Continue reading

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Thinking through the management of eDisclosure services – Eversheds Sutherland and OpenText

Back in June, I wrote about the agreement by Eversheds Sutherland to take OpenText’s Axcelerate to enable the firm to take control of its eDisclosure management without having to be responsible for the software and infrastructure. An opportunity arose shortly … Continue reading

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Technology the dominant theme in the Lawyer Litigation 50 2017

It is not surprising to find that The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50 2017 (registration required) has a strong emphasis on the use of technology in the management of litigation and other disputes. The introduction by Craig Earnshaw, Senior Managing Director at … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ricoh as new sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

There is more than one reason why I am very pleased to announce that Ricoh has become a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. The most obvious reason is that Ricoh is a major force to be reckoned with in … Continue reading

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Interview: Max Cockerill of Blackdot Solutions talks about Blackdot’s integration with Relativity

One of the strengths of kCura’s Relativity is the flexible home it offers to other companies whose products involve the collection and use of data. An increasing number of niche products are extending their uses, and their user bases, by … Continue reading

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Heart pacemaker data admissible in arson trial

I have made reference recently to various sources of data which potentially provide information for use in civil and criminal proceedings and which go well beyond conventional sources such as email. One of those was the data created by a … Continue reading

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Managing data with Nuix Insight

Nuix brings together the disciplines of investigations, eDiscovery, cyber security and information governance, all of which involve extracting and managing useful information from data. An article called Nuix Insight: a natural progression, traces the development of successive Nuix products to … Continue reading

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Consilio: can you trust law firms with your data?

I remember as a young solicitor being at a meeting with a partner who was asked about the security of information held in the offices. The security, he said, lay in the fact that it was all too boring and … Continue reading

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What will your disclosure conduct look like under the judicial spotlight?

Sometimes you look at a judgment and marvel that any human has got his or her head round the complexity of the subject matter, the law and the procedure involved in it. One such is Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd v … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho brings decades of law firm experience to Integreon

Vince Neicho, long-time Litigation Support Senior Manager at Allen & Overy in London, has joined Integreon as VP and Expert Legal Solutions Consultant. A day or two after the announcement, LinkedIn served up the information that Vince had been at … Continue reading

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Disclosure obligations include the form and substance of list as well as its completeness

Barrister Gordon Exall has just reached the fourth anniversary of his first publishing his Civil Litigation Brief, now an indispensable guide to civil procedure. In one of his most recent reports (never say “the most recent” with Gordon, because he … Continue reading

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Cross-border discovery and data protection in Dublin with the Sedona Conference

I am back from the Ninth Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws organised by The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 (Sedona Working Groups are explained here). It took place in County Kildare, just outside … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Schmidt of Park IP Translations talks about language management and its use with Relativity

One of the benefits of kCura’s Relativity is the ability it gives to specialist software companies to incorporate their own applications into it in a way which allows them to tap into Relativity’s core strengths. One such speciality is the … Continue reading

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Awards and plaudits for iCONECT XERA

It may be a coincidence, but eDiscovery software company iCONECT seems to be hogging the eDiscovery limelight since the appointment of Lynn Frances Jae as marketing director (I wrote about that appointment here). My own contribution was my article Netflix as … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: issues and best practices for dealing with structured data

An article by David Turner, a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Consulting’s Data and Analytics practice, summarises the things organisations ought to have in mind when preserving structured data for potential production in future litigation or investigations. Called Structured data: … Continue reading

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Interview: Melinda Kunjasich of Epiq on the use of predictive coding

I recently interviewed Melinda Kunjasich, Senior Director, Document Review Services at Epiq in London. I was interested to find out about the support which Epiq gives to clients using predictive coding and about how this fits into their analytics strategy … Continue reading

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Hear OpenText and Eversheds Sutherland on bringing eDiscovery in-house in London on 6 July

I wrote recently about Eversheds Sutherland’s decision to take OpenText’s hosted Axcelerate Cloud solution to manage eDisclosure in-house There is an opportunity this week to hear more about this from OpenText and Eversheds Sutherlands themselves at a discussion on Thursday … Continue reading

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Eversheds Sutherland take OpenText Discovery in the cloud

The story underlying this article is that OpenText Discovery, has sold cloud licences to Eversheds Sutherland in London, enabling the firm to take control of the management of eDisclosure without having to be responsible for the software and infrastructure. There … Continue reading

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A wide range of topics at the AccessData User Summit

I went last month to the AccessData User Summit at an attractive resort in San Diego. I moderated or took part in four panels, learnt a lot, met up with old acquaintances and made new ones. It was an extremely … Continue reading

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