Category Archives: Electronic disclosure

QuisLex opens large-scale review centre in New York

QuisLex is a legal services provider offering managed document review, contract and compliance management, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting services. Its largest operations centre is in Hyderabad where its core operational teams include a quality management team, a … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 3 August: Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery

On Wednesday 3 August at 2.00pm ET, AccessData joins forces with Oklahoma law firm Crowe & Dunlevy to present a webinar called Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery. Crowe & Dunlevy has recently implemented AccessData’s eDiscovery product Summation to … Continue reading

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Recommind is now OpenText

An article by Mark Barrenechea, CEO and CTO of OpenText, with the heading OpenText Expands eDiscovery, Content Analytics, and Cloud with Recommind Acquisition marks the completion of OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind. OpenText is already a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management … Continue reading

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Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald: eDiscovery in Ireland and the Irish Bank Resolution case

Karyn Harty is the Partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who won the predictive coding argument in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. I interviewed her recently about that case and about the wider subject of eDiscovery in Ireland. Taking the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Reasons for using Viewpoint from Xerox Legal Business Services

LDM Global’s Joey Friedmann discusses how Xerox’s Viewpoint eDisclosure platform helps clients achieve greater efficiencies in eDisclosure projects. Viewpoint is an eDiscovery platform of Xerox Legal Business Services. It is available as a hosted platform or used behind the client’s … Continue reading

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iCONECT secures multi-million dollar funding to support development of iCONECT-XERA and other initiatives

The big eDiscovery business news of the week has been the multi-million dollar funding agreement announced by iCONECT. The agreement was reached with Fraser Mackenzie Merchant Capital who emphasised their faith both in the potential of iCONECT and in the strength … Continue reading

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Epiq talk on 15 July to Hong Kong Academy of Law about handling digital data

I have only just seen this the notice about a talk to be given tomorrow, 15 July, to the Hong Kong Academy of Law by Epiq about handling digital data with secure and forensically sound practices. The Hong Kong Academy … Continue reading

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Disclosing native files by default – proportionate common sense in any jurisdiction

From time to time, I mock the curious assertion that “US discovery is two years ahead of the UK and the rest of the world”. I did it most recently in my article about Legaltech Hong Kong where I referred … Continue reading

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Fronteo and Nuix partnership brings Nuix processing power to Fronteo products

I wrote recently about UBIC’s rebranding as Fronteo. Fronteo has got off to a good start with a strategic discovery partnership with Nuix. The agreement allows Fronteo to bring the speed and processing power of Nuix to the ever-growing volumes … Continue reading

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iCONECT brings out XERA-CONECT to keep you on top of eDiscovery projects on the move

I was sitting at dinner recently next to the wife of a US Federal Judge in the restaurant at the top of a Park Lane hotel. We were watching the passenger jets queueing for Heathrow and she had probably marked … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 12 July: Smarter investigations in the App Age

As individuals, we all use our phones and tablets to create ever greater volumes of data in an ever widening range of formats. Every app brings new opportunities to create and store data and to communicate with others, and it … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Spencer of Taylor Wessing on Pyrrho and predictive coding

In this video interview, I talk with Edward Spencer, the associate at Taylor Wessing who had the conduct of the eDiscovery application in Pyrrho Investments v MWB Property which resulted in the UK’s first court approval for the ue of … Continue reading

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eBook from AccessData to help CIOs and CISOs plan to meet changing demands

AccessData has published a guide to help corporate information technology executives with the strategic technology planning needed for legal, compliance, human resources and investigative teams across the organisation. The eBook is called CIO and CISO Guide to Digital Discovery Technology … Continue reading

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Update on Xerox business names after separation into two companies

In January 2016, Xerox announced that it planned to separate into two independent public companies by the end of 2016. Xerox has now announced that the new Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) company will be called Conduent, Inc. while the Document … Continue reading

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FTI recorded webinar: predictive coding – the future of document review

FTI Consulting recently broadcast a webinar in conjunction with The Lawyer with the title Predictive coding – the future of document review? Its focus was the use of predictive coding technology in the UK, spurred by the judicial approval given … Continue reading

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eDiscovery opportunities in the Brexit difficulty

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”. Winston Churchill I spent last week doing a mini-tour of European cities, organised (and excellently) by AccessData. The theme was the collision between data … Continue reading

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Sebastian Ko of Epiq in Hong Kong talks about conducting eDiscovery in the Asia Pacific region

Sebastian Ko is Director, Document Review Services, for Epiq, based in Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to interview him when I was in Hong Kong earlier this year and I asked him about how Epiq handles the issues which … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 20 June: Mid-year briefing: 2016 data discovery case law

kCura is presenting a webinar on 20 June at 1:00pm ET whose purpose is to review data discovery case law at the half year point. Judicial decisions continue to shape the practice of law. 2015 brought the US yet further … Continue reading

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Six enhancements to iCONECT-XERA in 2016

Barely a month goes by without news of some enhancement to iCONECT’s discovery review product iCONECT-XERA. This year they have included new functions, new relationships, and a new iCONECT Healthcare division. I have caught most of these as they emerged … Continue reading

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Analytics Hub: Analytics-as-a-Service from Xerox Legal Business Services

Analytics Hub is a new service from Xerox Legal Business Services. Most people engaged in large eDiscovery exercises are used to calling on analytical tools built into their eDiscovery applications to help them extract useful information from large volumes of … Continue reading

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AccessData European tour: When data transfer collides with data privacy

I am just back from the Sedona Conference Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection in Berlin, on which I will write shortly. I won’t put my suitcase away just yet, however, nor my notes from Berlin, because next week … Continue reading

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UBIC, Inc. and related subsidiaries to change corporate name to Fronteo

UBIC, which specialises in international litigation support and big data analysis, has announced that it is to change its corporate name and the corporate names of various subsidiaries to Fronteo, subject to shareholder approval. The name change serves two purposes: … Continue reading

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QuisLex gains awards and nominations for its legal services delivery

QuisLex provides outsourced legal services across a range of activities, not least the eDiscovery aspects of litigation and investigations. There is very much more to this than simply sitting teams of people down at computers to tick boxes. You get … Continue reading

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No surprises on either side as OpenText acquires Recommind

If I say that OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind, announced yesterday, is unsurprising, that does not make it uninteresting or unimportant. There have been rumours of an acquisition by the one and of the other for some time, although the names … Continue reading

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David Wallack of NightOwl Discovery talks about portfolio management and harmonising discovery practices

In this interview I asked David Wallack, General Counsel and Director at NightOwl Discovery, what trends he saw and foresaw among NightOwl’s corporate clients. Many clients, David Wallack says, are re-evaluating both their own software purchases and the manner in … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about the increasing role of clients in the management of eDiscovery

I have known Dean Gonsowski seemingly for ever as he combines business development with user and market education. He is now VP, Business Development at kCura, and I interviewed him at LegalTech New York about his role, and about changing … Continue reading

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Interview: Jenny Le of UBIC on how to engage with senior executives on cyber security risks

Jenny Le is Vice President, Discovery Services, at UBIC. That role extends beyond pure discovery matters and into other aspects of managing corporate data, including cyber security risk. In the interview below, I asked Jenny Le how one explains to senior … Continue reading

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Full marks for Peter Hibbert’s Electronic Evidence and eDisclosure Handbook

Peter Hibbert’s new book, the Electronic Evidence and eDisclosure Handbook, published by Sweet Maxwell, was waiting for me when I came back from one of my foreign trips. It has gazed reproachfully at me from my bookshelf ever since, as … Continue reading

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Nuix living up to its promises at the Insider Conference in London

I was diverted from writing about the Nuix Insider Conference, held in London on 23 March, by the news of the Panama Papers which broke shortly afterwards. That was too topical to miss, and Nuix played a major part in … Continue reading

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An accolade for FTI Ringtail data visualisation tools as lawyers ponder reading every document

I published an article earlier today called Read the documents and then decide their relevance. What – all of them? about a UK lawyer who had commented on an article about predictive coding, saying: As lawyers we like to see the documents, … Continue reading

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Read the documents and then decide their relevance. What – all of them?

An article in the Law Society Gazette is headed High Court backs predictive coding in first contested case. It is a report on the judgment which I mentioned briefly last week in which clients of BLP won the right to use predictive coding … Continue reading

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Now we have a contested predictive coding application succeeding in the UK

Yesterday morning, I moderated a panel at the IICE Summit on the subject of Pyrrho and predictive coding. Even as we were talking, the court was delivering a judgment in another case in favour of a party seeking to use … Continue reading

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Adi Elliott of Epiq talks about using the DMX eDiscovery Dashboards to gain business intelligence

Adi Elliott is Vice President, Market Planning, Discovery, for Epiq. I caught up with him in Hong Kong shortly after Epiq’s announcement of enhancements to the DMX eDiscovery Dashboards, and I asked him about them. The video interview is below. … Continue reading

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Discussing online courts as we fight about the cost of paper bundles. An institutional shambles

Two recent documents will be of interest to those who are concerned (in the widest sense of the word) with the development of online courts in England and Wales. If you wonder why this is of relevance to my generally ediscovery-focused … Continue reading

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FTI webcast on 25 May: what does the future hold for predictive coding?

I wrote recently about a webcast taking place on 25 May produced by FTI in conjunction with The Lawyer. We now have the details of the webcast which you can find here. Its title is What does the future hold … Continue reading

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Epiq webinar on 18 May: Understanding why REAL managed services and eDiscovery makes a REAL difference

Daniel Gold of Epiq is presenting a webinar on 18 May called Understanding why REAL managed services and eDiscovery makes a REAL difference. The capitalisation of the word REAL implies that some levels of service are less comprehensive than others. … Continue reading

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FTI publishes Forrester data privacy heat map

We are, perhaps, gradually winning the battle to persuade US lawyers, courts and regulators that the privacy and data protection requirements of other jurisdictions are not to be lightly ignored. When I first started talking about privacy in the US, … Continue reading

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The claimant who relied on photographs taken before the accident

I bang on a fair bit about the potentially discoverable evidence which we all create and carry around with us. It lies in diary entries, in our use of Google Maps, as social media posts, and in a wide range … Continue reading

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Pyrrho, GDPR, banking compliance and US-UK differences at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

I have written about the Relativity Spring Roadshow and linked to the products announced at it. I turn now to the four sessions which preceded CEO Andrew Sieja’s keynote. I will not try and summarise each of the panels, not … Continue reading

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Panel sessions supplement the product announcements at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London

We marvelled last year that kCura assembled an audience of 490 for its London Spring Roadshow. This year, more than 600 people assembled for what is kCura’s biggest event apart from Relativity Fest. Part of that increase reflects growing take-up … Continue reading

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Information management, investigations, compliance and eDiscovery in London on 18 to 19 May

The conference brand previously known as Information Governance and eDiscovery or, more colloquially, just “IQPC”, is this year called IICE – Information Management. Investigations. Compliance. EDiscovery. It takes place in London on 18 and 19 May and, as its predecessors … Continue reading

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Katie Jensen of Navigant talks about how to encourage UK lawyers to use predictive coding

Katie Jensen is Director, Legal Technology Solutions at Navigant. She is from the US, and therefore brings a perspective to the use of technology by UK lawyers which is slightly different from those used to our ways. I interviewed her … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim Vint of Navigant talks about the Navigant Reference Model

Jim Vint is a Managing Director in Navigant’s Global Legal Technology Solutions team which offers global eDiscovery and data analytics services to enable effective digital risk management. Navigant has launched what it calls the Navigant Reference Model, and I asked Jim … Continue reading

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Conversations on privacy and Pyrrho at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

kCura’s Relativity Spring Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel London. I have already written about it, but thought it worth observing that the Industry Sessions programme is now published in its full form and … Continue reading

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Daniel Pelc of NightOwl Discovery talks about mobile technology discovery

Daniel Pelc is Senior Consultant, eDiscovery Management, at NightOwl Discovery. His responsibilities include helping NightOwl’s clients with the management of mobile devices and data in anticipation of, or in reaction to, discovery demands for it. In this video interview, Daniel … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 25 May: How predictive coding is changing the legal landscape

FTI Consulting is producing a webinar on 25 May in conjunction with The Lawyer on the changes we can expect from the use of predictive coding in litigation, investigations and related areas of compliance, and the resolution (and avoidance) of … Continue reading

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Recommind video: predictive coding and life after Pyrrho

Earlier this year, Recommind organised a panel session in the Crypt of St Paul’s to discuss the predictive coding judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors. I was one of the participants, and I wrote at … Continue reading

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ZyLAB introduces eDiscovery as a service

As I noted in a recent article, ZyLAB has been producing search software, and applying it to eDiscovery requirements, for many years. Most ZyLAB users own and manage their software in-house. ZyLAB now, however, delivers its eDiscovery solutions in a … Continue reading

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Customers, products and people: Keith James, CEO of AccessData, talks about changes at the company

From the outside, we are seeing a lot of changes at AccessData. We are seeing developments in product, we are seeing new initiatives with clients, we are seeing new people. I asked CEO Keith James to give me an overview … Continue reading

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Epiq commentary on the effect of the UK Pyrrho predictive coding case in Hong Kong

The Law Society of Hong Kong has revamped its website, Hong Kong Lawyer, and to good effect. UK lawyers will find it all very familiar, with (as I write) recent articles about Calderbank offers and other things inherited or substantially copied … Continue reading

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Relativity Spring Roadshow in London on 3 May

Last year’s London Relativity Spring Roadshow was probably the largest single gathering of eDiscovery providers and users seen in the UK. This year’s Roadshow, taking place on 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, will probably be even larger. Along … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 21 April: Insider threats – protecting data during eDiscovery

Nuix has a webinar on 21 April called Insider threats – protecting data during eDiscovery. I interviewed Michael Chance of Nuix on this subject in February. The webinar details are here, with the video interview below. All businesses are vulnerable to the risk of … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of kCura talks about Relativity as a platform and about the Relativity Academic Program

Nick Robertson is VP of Product Marketing at kCura. I saw him at Legaltech, and took the opportunity to ask him about two subjects which are important to kCura – the concept of Relativity as a platform, and kCura’s Academic … Continue reading

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In London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt in June with AccessData and Judge Peck

AccessData has organised a short speaking tour in June when US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and I will speak in London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt over the week beginning 20 June. In each city, we will be joined by a panel … Continue reading

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Xerox Legal Business Services brings data analytics to litigation and compliance

It is perhaps unsurprising to find Xerox Legal Business Services enhancing the data analytics capabilities of its Viewpoint eDiscovery platform. Xerox has been a leader in data analytics of all kinds for many years, with hundreds of data scientists at … Continue reading

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Interview: Shamir Colloff of UBIC on business intelligence in eDiscovery

Shamir Colloff is Chief Technology Officer at Evolve Discovery, a UBIC company. In this interview, I asked him what UBIC means when it refers to “business intelligence” in the context of eDiscovery projects. Shamir Colloff explained that UBIC enables users … Continue reading

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Consilio survey: inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data of cloud-based applications

Consilio has long been known as a global expert in eDiscovery and document review services. Increasingly, and not least since its acquisition of Huron Legal last year, it is extending its reach into the wider field of law firm and … Continue reading

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Nuix provides the power behind the humans investigating the Panama Papers leaks

The Panama Papers story gives us a very big and high-profile example of how the processing and analytical power of software like Nuix can uncover facts and links which would it otherwise take large teams of humans years to find, if … Continue reading

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What makes for a good eDiscovery conference from a speaker’s point of view?

For the avoidance of doubt, the last few events which I have done have been models of efficient planning, with the bare minimum of input needed to achieve the result and venue arrangements which could not be faulted. kCura has been inviting … Continue reading

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Navigant expands its Global Legal Technology Solutions offering to Asia

As I have noted elsewhere, Navigant has grouped a comprehensive range of functions relating to information management into its Global Legal Technology Solutions practice to address the data management challenges of its worldwide clients. Increasingly (and rightly) large corporations are … Continue reading

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ZyLAB: delivering eDiscovery technologies since before eDiscovery was invented

When I wrote about the UK Pyrrho predictive coding judgment on 23 February, I referred to the first information retrieval application I ever used, saying this: If the Master did indeed see “primitive versions of this kind of process” in … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 4 April: The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies

kCura, developers of the Relativity eDiscovery software, are presenting a webinar on 4 April with the title The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies. The relevant law which is discussed will be primarily that of the United States, but … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of Recommind talks about Axcelerate Cloud

Shortly before LegalTech 2016, Recommind announced Axcelerate Cloud, the latest version of its subscription-based SaaS eDiscovery product using its Axcelerate platform. The press release describes the benefits to clients of this including security, visibility, scalability and predictability. I took the … Continue reading

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Interview: Margaret Shaw Lilani of UBIC on the challenges of Asian document review

Margaret Shaw Lilani is Senior Vice President, Global Review Services, at UBIC. I interviewed her in New York and asked her about the particular issues which arise when undertaking document review in Asia-Pacific countries. The primary issue, she says, is … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Guidance Software’s Enfuse conference in Las Vegas

Guidance Software’s Enfuse conference (formerly CEIC) takes place in Las Vegas from 23 to 26 May. Apart from a few diehard forensics types, I must be one of the longest-standing speakers at this event, watching it grow over the years … Continue reading

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The case of the missing week

Looking at this week’s output, you wouldn’t know I spent almost the whole of last weekend drafting stuff for publication. The biggest of the resulting articles (because it has a long-term purpose) was my account of Recommind’s panel session Predictive … Continue reading

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Interview: Eddie Sheehy of Nuix and and Ian Campbell of iCONECT on the partnership between the two companies

At Legaltech I interviewed Eddie Sheehy of Nuix and Ian Campbell of iCONECT shortly after the announcement of a new level of partnership between their respective companies. iCONECT-XERA is an eDiscovery review platform. Ian Campbell said that clients wanted a … Continue reading

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Recommind panel session: predictive coding and life after Pyrrho

The judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors was delivered on 16 February, and Recommind was quick off the mark to get a discussion panel organised for 15 March. The crypt of St Paul’s was packed … Continue reading

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Cicayda integrates its eDiscovery software Reprise with Citrix ShareFile

Cicayda’s Reprise is a cloud-based discovery review software platform which offers fast and powerful eDiscovery review, including text analytics, to law firms and their clients. Cicayda has announced that it is integrating Reprise with file-sharing and sync service Citrix ShareFile. … Continue reading

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kCura buys Content Analyst to enhance Relativity Analytics

kCura’s has acquired Content Analyst, developers of the CAAT® analytics engine which kCura has long used to drive the analytics in Relativity. If this tells us something about kCura’s ambitions, it also emphasises the growing importance of analytics in eDiscovery. kCura’s own … Continue reading

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iCONECT expands into healthcare while adding to XERA functionality

Among my video interviews from Legaltech, is one with Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT (see Ian Campbell talks about forthcoming developments at iCONECT) in which he hinted at a wide range of pending developments for iCONECT, both at the corporate level and in … Continue reading

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Another success for ILTA and ALM at Legaltech Asia Hong Kong 2016

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, and ALM, the owners of the Legaltech conference brand, have for some years run a one-day event in Hong Kong called Legaltech Asia. I was there this year, as I have been since the … Continue reading

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Xerox Legal Services interview me about the UK Pyrrho predictive coding judgment

Unsurprisingly, there has been a great deal of interest in the judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors, an interest which is not limited to England and Wales. Xerox Legal Services are, of course, as concerned with … Continue reading

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Interview: Katie Fitzgerald of Lighthouse in the UK on using Nuix for case strategy and information governance

In my recent interview with him, Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, stressed the mission of Nuix to help tell stories from data. Nuix, Eddie said, brings two principal elements to investigations, whether for litigation or anything else: fast processing is … Continue reading

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Recommind breakfast seminar in London on 15 March: Predictive Coding and life after Pyrrho

Master Matthews’ predictive coding judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors has, quite rightly, caused enormous interest, and not just in the UK. I wrote about it here. While the judgment is an important encouragement for litigation … Continue reading

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Huron Legal + Consilio publish Law Department Benchmarking Report

Among the good things which Consilio took on when it acquired Huron Legal was the annual Law Department Benchmarking Report which is now in its sixth year. Data was taken from 119 companies about how they run their internal operations, … Continue reading

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Interview: Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, on using data to tell stories

I caught up with Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, at Legaltech and asked him what was going to be important for Nuix and its clients in 2016. Nuix began as a forensics company and moved from there into eDiscovery. Both … Continue reading

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Ian Campbell talks about forthcoming developments at iCONECT

Ian Campbell is CEO and President of iCONECT, makers of the iCONECT-XERA eDiscovery review software. I interviewed him at Legaltech. We got through a lot of topics in five minutes – the video interview is below.

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QuisLex awarded US patent for quality management processes in document review

QuisLex is a legal services provider which deals with complex document review, contract management and compliance projects for corporations and law firms. Its eDiscovery projects cover litigation, investigations both internal and for regulatory purposes, and compliance. QuisLex employs more than … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marshall of Navigant talks about cross-border discovery after the end of Safe Harbour

Last year, I interviewed Navigant Managing Director Jonathan Marshall about how Navigant dealt with the problems encountered when dealing with cross-border discovery on behalf of clients. The Schrems decision and the invalidation of Safe Harbour, the pending Data Protection Regulation, … Continue reading

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Reacting to the reactions to the Pyrrho predictive coding judgment

My reaction to the judgment in Pyrrho? About bloody time too. There, that’s that done. Oh. You want more than that. Um.. Because, as you know, I spent my whole life looking at Twitter, I saw Taylor Wessing’s story about … Continue reading

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Off to Hong Kong for Legaltech Asia in Hong Kong

I did not bother to put my suitcase away after getting back from Legaltech New York because I am heading off this weekend for Legaltech Asia in Hong Kong. This one-day event has become a welcome fixture in the calendar. … Continue reading

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Planning ahead for Legaltech – next year

You won’t find here a list of all the software demos I saw at LegalTech, or accounts of all the sessions I went to (though I mention my own), or deep discussion of trends. I have done a bit of that in … Continue reading

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Judicial approval for the use of predictive coding in UK eDisclosure

A press release from Taylor Wessing reports that Master Matthews has given judicial approval for the use of predictive coding for disclosure in the English High Court. The press release reports that the parties had agreed the use of predictive … Continue reading

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FTI Technology White Paper: Metrics that Matter in eDiscovery

How much do lawyers need to understand about metrics and statistics in order to conduct a proper search? This is a question which is fundamental to the take-up of modern technology, and one which is hard to address. I saw … Continue reading

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CYFOR signs up for military obstacle run to raise funds for children’s hospice

A team from CYFOR’s Manchester office has signed up to participate in the Royal British Legion Major North series to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice. The event takes place on Sunday 20 March and apparently involves 10km of … Continue reading

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Angela Bunting of Nuix on the benefits of being on top of the data

Angela Bunting is Director of eDiscovery Products and Solutions at Nuix. When I interviewed her last September, she had just written a paper called Putting perspective back into eDiscovery whose theme was the benefit of getting on top of the … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar series: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the FRCP Amendments

AccessData is running an eDiscovery webinar series in conjunction with Adam Smith, Esq., with the title The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the FRCP Amendments. There are three parts to the webinar, to be broadcast on 23 February, … Continue reading

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Nuix Insider Conference in London on 23 March

The Nuix Insider Conference will take place in London on 23 March. It is an educational event, aimed at anyone from advanced existing users to those who are new to Nuix. Some of the sessions are technical ones to do … Continue reading

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The intangible benefits of going to Legaltech

“What have you seen that’s new here at Legaltech?” is a stock phrase used to open conversations when you have nothing else to say. It is a formality, no more meaningful than that other stock Legaltech conversation about the weather, … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan, Legal Content Director at kCura

At the tail end of last summer, I had the opportunity to talk to David Horrigan, General Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. I asked him first what his plans were for education in his new role. David Horrigan … Continue reading

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Bob Tennant of Recommind: it’s about finding the documents that matter

It is of course a good thing that the eDiscovery software market offers competing solutions to clients. Competition means choice; it also means that software providers must strive to keep invention up and costs down. It is equally true that … Continue reading

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Eddie Sheehy of Nuix talks about the need for speed and context in investigations

Speed is important in eDiscovery whether that is for litigation or for investigations. This is partly because time is money, and anything which reduces time reduces also the cost of the investigation, but there are other reasons why the advantage … Continue reading

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Interview: US Magistrate Judge Peck on cross-border discovery after Schrems

Shortly after the Schrems judgment was published, I moderated a panel on cross-border discovery at Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels. One of the panellists was US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, and I took the opportunity to interview him about one … Continue reading

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Education and cross-border eDiscovery at kCura’s Relativity Fest

Yes, I know it has been weeks since kCura’s Relativity Fest in Chicago, but that was the first of a series of events, each of which got in the way of reporting on the last. I gave a brief summary … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Herron, SVP of Client Solutions at Cicayda

Jeff Herron is Senior Vice President, Client Solutions at eDiscovery software company Cicayda. In this interview, he describes how Cicayda can help companies even before litigation begins with a view to both improving their position in future or prospective cases … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Brunch at LegalTech New York

Independent eDiscovery and privacy consultant Nigel Murray has been organising a Commonwealth Brunch at LegalTech for 10 years now. This year’s takes place on Sunday 31 January at a very civilised 10:30am. It is hoped that the venue will be … Continue reading

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Opening the kimono on legaltech words to be eradicated in 2016

I was one of those asked by Nextpoint to identify a Legaltech buzzword which should the eradicated during 2016. Some of the replies are here. My own contribution is “kimono” as in the expression “opening the kimono”, or revealing more … Continue reading

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New version of iCONECT-XERA brings multi-format production capabilities

It is not that long since I reported a round of newly-developed features for iCONECT-XERA. Yet further steps have been taken with the latest release. Most of these concern the production capabilities of iCONECT-XERA, including the ability to produce multiple … Continue reading

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