Category Archives: Litigation costs

IQPC Washington Information Governance and eDiscovery Strategy Exchange

My next trip to Washington DC (I am there as I write, at ILTA) is for IQPC’s Information Governance and eDiscovery Strategy Exchange which runs from 19 to 21 September at the Marriot Fairview Park. This event is organised by … Continue reading

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Costs Management moves closer in England and Wales

I have already drawn attention to an article by His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC in the New Law Journal called Costs management & docketed judges: are you ready for the big bang next year? which describes what is to be expected … Continue reading

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IQPC Munich eDiscovery themes recur around the world

I was not sorry when my plane’s wheels touched down at Heathrow on my return from IQPC’s Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich on Wednesday night, bringing to an end 28,000 miles of eDiscovery travel in six weeks. A … Continue reading

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UK and US EDisclosure / EDiscovery and Compliance Commonality at IQPC London

There was something for everyone at the IQPC Document Retention and EDisclosure Management Summit in London this week. The Bribery Act gave added incentive for those responsible for information management within organisations; at the other end of the process, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Lord Justice Jackson fights for his costs reforms

An article published yesterday in the Solicitors Journal is headed Jackson LJ demands his reforms are implemented in full. It draws attention to a letter from Lord Justice Jackson, the author of last year’s Litigation Costs Review, to Justice Secretary … Continue reading

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Big cases coming for big firms – but what about more ordinary litigation?

An article in the Lawyer of 3 January is headed Top firms gear up for action as litigation tsunami hits UK . Perhaps the most interesting point made in it concerns the cost of arbitration with the corollary that the … Continue reading

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International discovery, sanctions, ethics and US-UK comparisons at Georgetown

I was, I think, the only UK speaker (or, indeed, delegate) at the Georgetown Advanced e-Discovery Institute. If the primary reason for going was to talk about US-EU differences, there was progress made too on the continuing US-UK dialogue about … Continue reading

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Berezovsky v Abramovich – refusal of enhanced disclosure order in the Commercial Court

A decision about edisclosure made in the Commercial Court by Mrs Justice Gloster DBE in August has recently been published on BAILII. The case is Berezovsky v Abramovich , the pleaded sum at stake exceeds US$3.5 billion, and the allegations … Continue reading

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Lessons from Applied Discovery Proportionality panel in Toronto

It sounds a bit flippant to say that I went to Toronto for breakfast. It certainly would not do as an answer to the immigration official asking the purpose of my visit. Readers with long memories may recall two earlier … Continue reading

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London litigation support party coincides with eDisclosure Practice Direction launch

I believe that it was a coincidence that almost the entire UK litigation support industry gathered at the Larder in Clerkenwell on the evening before eDisclosure Practice Direction 31B passed into the rules. I do not mean that the presence … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure and E-Discovery at home and abroad

I have given my first law firm talks since the Edisclosure Practice Direction became official and have started talking to my sponsors about its implications for them – the questionnaire gives them a useful and early role, if they are … Continue reading

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Recommind Webinar 16 June – Earles v Barclays Bank

I am doing a webinar with Jason Robman of Recommind on Wednesday 16 June at 16.00 BST. It is called The Impact of Earles v Barclays Bank on UK Corporations. Registration is here. Some of the UK e-Disclosure cases recently … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure in Liverpool with Cats Legal, Epiq Systems and Dominic Regan

I have to take back what I said yesterday about my rail trip to Liverpool. I had expected the usual shambles, those delays with risible explanations and insincere apologies which are the norm on our overcrowded, badly-run rail network. In … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference for Australian Discovery review

I have already reported that the Australian Attorney General has commissioned a review of  discovery laws. We now have sight of the formal Terms of Reference which embed the purpose of the review firmly in the title – “to improve … Continue reading

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Party with a purpose at the poolside

I am told that there is record attendance at CEIC 2010 here in Las Vegas. Putting it like that implies no doubt on my part that the claim is correct, but this place is so vast that you could lose … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal declines to overturn specific disclosure judgment in Fiddes v Channel 4

Those interested in judicial management of disclosure might like to look at the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Fiddes v Channel 4, delivered on 24 March but published on BAILII only on Friday. The case is interesting for … Continue reading

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Imminent reform in prospect for Australian discovery process

Reform of the discovery process in Australia is said to be “imminent”, according to an article in the New Lawyer. The article says that the Attorney General has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to explore options to promote the … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure law, practice and technology in one educational package

The first of the E-disclosure seminars organised jointly by Professor Dominic Regan and me took place yesterday at Ely Place Chambers. Dominic and I were joined by Senior Master Whitaker and by speakers from three technology providers, 7Safe, Legal Inc … Continue reading

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The 2010 Duke Conference on US Civil Litigation

No one with any interest in the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure could be unaware of the debates which have been going on about the costs of civil litigation and, in particular, of discovery. A conference is being held … Continue reading

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Recommind research shows UK companies not ready for e-Disclosure

I spent much of today digging out quotations from judgments whose theme was inexcusable e-Disclosure failures, which I need for a paper which I am writing. We have had a run of cases in the UK where significant costs have … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight 2010: lawyers risk becoming just part of the clients’ process

The most powerful single message from ILTA INSIGHT 2010, held in London yesterday, was that lawyers risk becoming merely part of the clients’ processes in a slot marked “insert lawyer here”. Technology must become part of the lawyers’ business processes, … Continue reading

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Chris Dale and Dominic Regan on e-Disclosure at Ely Place Chambers on 12 May

Professor Dominic Regan and I will lead a session on electronic disclosure at Ely Place Chambers, 30 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD on Wednesday 12th May 2010. The event starts at 2.00pm and will run until 5:15pm The Chambers notice … Continue reading

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Cable & Wireless beats off Digicel claims

Cable & Wireless has beaten off Digicel’s claim that its entry into the Caribbean telecoms market was deliberately and wrongfully blocked by Cable & Wireless. According to an article in the Guardian, Cable & Wireless Communications wins legal war with … Continue reading

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Al-Sweady v Secretary of State for Defence: blame for e-Disclosure failures gets personal – and public

The Court of Appeal has castigated a Minister, the Treasury Solicitor, and a serving army officer by name, for disclosure failures in a judicial review application derived from the Iraq war. You do not need such an elevated cast of … Continue reading

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Hear Master Whitaker at ILTA INSIGHT 2010 on 27 April

ILTA INSIGHT 2010 takes place on 27 April at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.  INSIGHT 2010 is ILTA’s 5th annual event in the UK and brings a pocket-sized and UK-focussed version of the excellent main ILTA conference, which I go … Continue reading

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LSB OK for BSB’s ABSs and LDPs under the LSA – what does it all mean?

I don’t really do cutting edge when it comes to reporting legal developments. Sometimes there is a story worth running on the day – one software supplier buys another, or an important judgment comes out. Occasionally I get a tip-off … Continue reading

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A week of positive opportunities in e-Disclosure

There are two reasons for running a week’s worth of reports and comments into a single article. The least meritorious of them is that I will not keep up with it all if I do not do a composite post. … Continue reading

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Reasonably accessible tapes in cartoon and Court of Appeal

I resist passing on all Tom Fishburne’s wonderful Case in Point cartoons which he does for CaseCentral – this is supposed to be a serious place, and I don’t want Fishburne eclipsing my own occasional forays into the lighter side … Continue reading

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Talking rather than writing – normal service will be resumed soon

The relative silence on these pages recently does not imply that I have run out of things to say (sorry about that) merely that I have had a good run of being out and about, or making plans for future … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Edinburgh

The spate of blog posts last week-end was a clearing of the decks in the knowledge that I would not have much writing time for a bit. The Edinburgh trip which is the subject of this post is being followed … Continue reading

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7Safe eDiscovery networking event on 15 April

7Safe is holding an eDiscovery networking event on Thursday 15 April at The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU at 6.30pm. It is to mark the official launch of their hosting of Anacomp’s CaseLogistix, one of the … Continue reading

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Vector Investments: successful claimant made to pay for unhelpful disclosure

Is quite rare to come across UK cases where the quality and costs of disclosure become the subject of a reported judgment. In rare cases such as Digicel, Earles or Goodale, disclosure is either the primary subject-matter of the judgment … Continue reading

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New e-Disclosure articles on the SCL website

The website of the Society for Computers & Law has two new articles about electronic disclosure. One is by barrister Clive Freedman of 3 Verulam Buildings and is called Disclosure: the Proposed Rule Changes. It summarises succinctly the elements in … Continue reading

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Standards and outcomes: Hitler, the NHS, the police, social workers – and e-Disclosure

My heading, I appreciate, looks like the components of some random word game. There is in fact a connection, and it is to do with the supremacy of result over procedure and of destination over the journey. Hitler, the NHS … Continue reading

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Free use of Equivio Early Case Assessment Software for up to one million documents

Equivio is offering to make its early case assessment application Equivio>Relevance available to a limited number of participants in what they call the Equivio>Relevance Challenge – see the press release and sign-up page for details. Most lawyers can understand the … Continue reading

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New web site for e.law Asia-Pacific

I can see why it has taken e.law some time to assemble their new website following the acquisition of CCH Workflow Solutions in November 2009. The integrated business now covers a very broad range of activities across a wide geographical … Continue reading

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EnCase Portable brings data collection to your desktop

The idea that a law firm might keep a copy of Guidance Software’s EnCase Portable in a drawer for on-the-spot collections leads into a discussion about how much a firm needs to know. I will let Guidance Software speak for … Continue reading

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First law firm commentary on Goodale v MoJ

Congratulations to Tim Constable of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin who seems to have been the first solicitor to get out some information to clients on Senior Master Whitaker’s judgment in Goodale v Ministry of Justice. His article E-disclosure – the … Continue reading

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Legal Efficiency Supplement in the Times

I mentioned in passing in my post of last night that  I am to interviewed by Dominic Regan for a special report which Raconteur are publishing  on Thursday 25 March in The Times newspaper. Called Legal Efficiency,  it will look … Continue reading

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Spring Offensive in the eDisclosure War

It feels suddenly as if a new phase is opening up in the war to tackle the wasted costs of e-disclosure. If the Rule Committee’s recent failure to grasp the nettle seemed a rebuff, there is a new Spring Offensive … Continue reading

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Goodale v MoJ – a template judgment for active management of eDisclosure

The publication of Senior Master Whitaker’s judgment in Goodale v Ministry of Justice is important for reasons beyond the fact that the parties used the ESI Questionnaire which is annexed to the proposed e-Disclosure Practice Direction and which is also … Continue reading

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E-Discovery costs-shifting in US litigation

I referred in a recent post to an article I had read which concerned the shifting of US e-Discovery costs from one party to another, that is, the situation where costs incurred by one side are taxed and payable by … Continue reading

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E-Discovery and Judicial Involvement in Australia

Project Counsel is the sister site to The Posse List, both run by the ubiquitous Gregory Bufithis. Project Counsel’s web site carried an article on 25th February with the title In Australia, e-Discovery and enhanced judicial involvement come of age … Continue reading

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You cannot really complain at a full InBox and lots of tweets

A day in London leaves me with a pile of e-mails and a heap of tweets – all signs of a lively market, and to be welcomed despite the time it will take to catch up. Add a crusading podcast, … Continue reading

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Moving forward on all fronts

I am off today to record a podcast for CPDCast about the e-Disclosure components of Lord Justice Jackson’s report. You may recall that I was booked to do this on the day before the Civil Procedure Rule Committee met to … Continue reading

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No need to wait for the eDisclosure Practice Direction and Questionnaire – just get on with it

The decision (or, rather, the non-decision) of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee to send the e-Disclosure Practice Direction and EDisclosure Questionnaire off into the sidings of a sub-committee has been the equivalent of coming up behind a funeral cortège whilst … Continue reading

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Jackson untroubled by delay to e-Disclosure Practice Direction

I do not generally deal in instant news in these pages – considered reflection is more my style and, besides, there is normally a queue of things to write about. At the top of that queue at the moment is … Continue reading

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There is more to FTI Technology than Attenex and Ringtail

My self-imposed job description involves flitting between all the players in the electronic disclosure / electronic discovery world, picking up information and ideas from one place and dropping them in another. I talk to judges, lawyers and technology suppliers, read … Continue reading

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Dominic Regan on the Jackson Report: the word of the moment is momentum

There is a great deal of interest being shown in electronic disclosure amongst UK lawyers at the moment. Some of the activity is reported in my post Containing the interest in the eDisclosure Practice Direction and ESI Questionnaire. That ended … Continue reading

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Defensible document review – Epiq Systems panel at LegalTech

As is increasingly the case, The Posse List is getting out its reports of events and developments so quickly and comprehensively that it is folly on my part to cover them as well. This suits me well, since I am … Continue reading

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Containing the interest in the eDisclosure Practice Direction and ESI Questionnaire

There has been much interest in the draft eDisclosure Practice Direction and the Questionnaire which forms part of it. Lawyers and education providers keep asking for a sight of it. Lord Justice Jackson commended it. Rule-makers in other jurisdictions have … Continue reading

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Some statistics from Equivio>Relevance

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

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

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

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Mary Mack’s review of a decade of ediscovery

Is the rest of the ediscovery world really ten years behind the US? Perhaps it is Judge Scheindlin’s recent strictures which put the US so far ahead of the rest of us in the proportionate search for justice and truth. … Continue reading

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Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance – chaining law firms and clients together

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

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Recovery of e-Disclosure or E-Discovery costs in litigation

The broad idea about recovery of the costs of litigation is that the so-called “English Rule” allows a successful party to recover his costs from the loser, whereas the costs of US litigation lie where they fall. It is not … Continue reading

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Outsourcing reaches the business press – so the clients will read all about it

The UK’s appetite for stories and comment about outsourcing remains undimmed. A a long article in The Times on 15 January carried the title Brief for India’s outsourcing lawyers: keep it cheap. Ron Friedmann of outsourcers Integreon, an astute observer … Continue reading

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Between the rock of Jackson and the hard place of LegalTech

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

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NLJ Jackson litigation costs webcast still available

The technical difficulties with the New Law Journal’s free Jackson webcast derived, apparently, from the best of reasons – a very large number of people wanted to watch it (that is what happens when the Dale publicity machine gets going … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the eDisclosure implications of the Jackson Report

The sections relating to disclosure and e-disclosure in the Jackson Report are a call to action for lawyers and judges without waiting for any actual amendment to the Rules. The key element which Jackson identifies is education, and we can … Continue reading

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Jackson Report on Litigation Costs now published

Lord Justice Jackson’s Final Report on Litigation Costs is now published. Thanks to Andy Ellis of EllisGrant Law Costs Consultants who was the first to draw the actual publication to my attention – via Twitter of course. Now to read … Continue reading

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Jackson on Costs Free Webcast: 14 January 2010 at 1pm

This is the full text of New Law Journal’s latest reminder about today’s webcast at 1.00pm GMT New Law Journal will host a live panel discussion on the key proposals and practical implications of Lord Justice Jackson’s final report on … Continue reading

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The e-Disclosure Information Project in 2009 and 2010

My e-Disclosure predictions for 2010 are up on the website of the Society for Computers and Law. I have not checked back to my previous years’ SCL predictions, but I think that this batch have much more, and much better-grounded, … Continue reading

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Gartner, Hong Kong and civil servants inspire reader comments

Recent comments from readers cover the Gartner report on the litigation software market, the state of play in Hong Kong, and the bright light which has suddenly been shone on the need for government departments to approach electronic disclosure in … Continue reading

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Times E-Disclosure article leads with Baby P photocopier excuse

The article on E-Disclosure in today’s Times E-disclosure: how good is your filing system? by Grania Langdon-Down leads with the extraordinary “lost in the photocopier” excuse given by Ofsted as they gave late disclosure of 2,000 pages of documents in … Continue reading

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The Baby P case may be the disclosure story of the year

It begins to look as if the Baby P case will beat even Earles v Barclays Bank in terms of its long-term influence on disclosure, not least for the likely focus on individual failings. Is this cock-up or conspiracy? Why … Continue reading

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UK interest in outsourcing on the rise

A Tweet earlier this week asks “Weekly LPO articles in the UK?” which, extended from its native (and necessarily abbreviated) Tweet-speak, means “Are we seeing at least one article a week about legal process outsourcing in the UK?” The question … Continue reading

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New website for Local Government Lawyers brings commercial awareness to public sector litigation

A new website for local government lawyers has appeared. Given the very wide range of legal issues which affect local authorities, it is perhaps surprising that we have not seen one before. Local authority insulation from the real world will … Continue reading

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IQPC New York – minimizing risks, costs and challenges

Minimizing risks, costs and challenges is the title of the IQPC eDiscovery conference taking place in New York from 7 to 9 December 2009. I will not be there, but the agenda offers more opportunities than its title suggests. I … Continue reading

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PivotalDiscovery e-Disclosure video with HHJ Simon Brown QC

As a proponent of video as a means of conveying messages, it is remiss of me not to have drawn your attention to one which features His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC and me. It was made by Kina Kim … Continue reading

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Georgetown Law: to Insource or to Outsource by George Rudoy

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

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KPMG survey: Is the legal department ready?

Read KPMG’s new survey on corporate readiness for litigation and then read the judgment in Earles v Barclays Bank. You may spot a connection. KPMG have published the results of the survey which Alex Dunstan-Lee previewed for us at IQPC’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Stratify as new Project sponsor

I am very pleased to welcome electronic discovery software company Stratify as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. Their addition to the list of sponsors coincides with the opening of their London office and data centre, as well as … Continue reading

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Master Whitaker addresses London Solicitors Litigation Association on e-Disclosure

I went to listen to Senior Master Whitaker speak last night to the London Solicitors Litigation Association about electronic disclosure. I was not expecting to hear much that was new to me – I have heard him speak five times … Continue reading

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Cost, quality, risk and predictability in outsourcing debate

An article in Legal Week reports that law firms are aware that existing methods of charging for work must change but says that they are wary of legal process outsourcing as the answer. The only mistake is not to weigh … Continue reading

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FTI webinar: financial, transactional and operational databases in e-disclosure

FTI Consulting are presenting a webinar on structured data on Thursday 19 November at 1300 GMT. The subject is perceived by some as too difficult to talk about, but it cannot be ignored. Elephants have provided a recurring theme throughout … Continue reading

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FTI webinar – Controlling E-Discovery Costs

FTI Technology are presenting a web seminar on November 5 (that’s today) at 2pm Eastern | 11.00am Pacific | 19.00 GMT. Called Advice from Counsel: In-House Pros on E-Discovery Costs Containment, it is presented by Ari Kaplan, who will present … Continue reading

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LexisNexis eDiscovery conference in Singapore

As you might infer from its name, the e-Disclosure Information Project set out with purely national ambitions. England and Wales is the only jurisdiction in the world to give the name e-Disclosure to the process of identifying, preserving, collecting and … Continue reading

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Where does a wise man hide a leaf?

What connects Father Brown’s deduction that a trusted old soldier had been a villain with Autonomy’s tracing of Jérôme Kerviel’s activities at Société Générale? Both stories involved not just hiding leaves in forests but making a forest in which to … Continue reading

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Earles v Barclays Bank reported in the Times

Earles v Barclays Bank was reported in The Times today with the heading Disclosing electronic data. I have already written about this (see Costs penalty for non-compliance with e-disclosure obligations). It is significant at several levels: unlike Digicel it is … Continue reading

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Spitting on the deck of the CPR

Unintended consequences are not necessarily unforeseeable. It was wholly predictable that the pre-issue obligations of the 1999 Civil Procedure Rules would shift the battleground to the front end of the litigation, and with obvious consequences in costs. As with the … Continue reading

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Costs penalty for non-compliance with e-disclosure obligations

A judgment given yesterday by His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC sitting as an Additional High Court Judge in the Birmingham Mercantile Court, will focus minds on the need to comply with the requirements of Part 31 CPR and the … Continue reading

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How was ILTA for you?

There are two halves to the question “How was ILTA for you?”. One is the personal reaction. Did I learn something and see some interesting technology? Did I meet interesting people? Did I have fun? The answer to all these … Continue reading

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Judicial College gives hope of e-disclosure training

Today’s Times reports on the launch of a new Judicial College which will give judges the opportunity to top up their skills and keep up to date with developments in the law, practice and procedure. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord … Continue reading

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EDiscovery certification bars new entrants

I said in an earlier article (Recruiting one’s strength for post-recession litigation support) that I would come back to the difficult subject of e- discovery certification. The context in which it came up was that of the individual skills of … Continue reading

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E-discovery double-act on video

A few days after advocating the use of YouTube videos to promote new ediscovery understanding, I found myself in one with Browning Marean of DLA. Appearing soon at a cinema near you – well, on PivotalDiscovery.com anyway. If you put … Continue reading

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Collaborating to avoid the end of lawyers

I am not going to give you a full report of Richard Susskind’s talk to ILTA last week. Its basic premise is well-known to anyone interested in this area; I have written about it before; if you are interested, you … Continue reading

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Bigger in America

It is obvious why American discovery must necessarily be bigger than discovery anywhere else. Everything else is bigger here and it is perhaps a point of honour – there would be a sense of failure if any other country had … Continue reading

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Detailed assessments of litigation costs

Everything was a mystery when I became an articled clerk in the late 1970s, not least that label “articled clerk”. Your articles were a period of apprenticeship, and the name also of the document which you and your principal signed … Continue reading

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How can we do this differently?

I am sent a fair number of press releases, although many of those who know I am interested in them seem to think that I acquire my information by some kind of intuition. Many of the PRs I do get … Continue reading

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Electronic Disclosure – Jackson by numbers

I have some heavyweight writing in hand at the moment involving, amongst other things, an analysis of the costs figures which Lord Justice Jackson set out in his Preliminary Report on Litigation Costs. Most of my articles come from my … Continue reading

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The right combination of skills at the best possible price

“Outsourcing” is just a label for the distribution of functions into the hands best equipped to perform them at the lowest cost. Both the functions and the relative costs change over time and need constant re-evaluation. Cost reduction involves more … Continue reading

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Jackson Litigation Costs Review consultation ends

A few seconds before midnight on Friday, an e-mail arrived from Abigail Pilkington, the Clerk to the Review of Civil Litigation Costs. It was a bit eerie, really. The East Wing of the Royal Courts of Justice is a cavernous, … Continue reading

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Once bitten is twice shy – but you may find that things have changed

My experience of trying voice recognition software again after a failed experiment some years ago, has messages for those who have not caught up with developments in litigation support software. I have come back to voice recognition software after many … Continue reading

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Lord Neuberger to be Master of the Rolls

It is good news that Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury is to be the new Master of the Rolls from 1 October (see the Times story here). The Master of the Rolls is the Head of Civil Justice and therefore the … Continue reading

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Preserving the old ways, protecting the new ways

This column, as you may have noticed, is deeply attached to the old principles of discovery of documents as a means of bringing evidence before the court. It is also a determined advocate of new ways of managing it. The … Continue reading

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US-UK cross-fertilisation for discovery

Vince Neicho, litigation support expert at Allen & Overy in London, has an interesting article in Legal Week about the increasing amount of discussion and shared ideas between those interested in e-discovery / eDisclosure in the US and the UK. … Continue reading

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Do two outsourcing stories in one week presage a trend?

The decision by Rio Tinto to send some legal work to India comes at the same time as Pinsent Masons announces its plans to send first-pass litigation review work to South Africa. Once you strip out the protectionist reactions of … Continue reading

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Australia at the centre of the discovery world

The default map of the world shows Britain in the middle and near the top, with Alaska at top left and New Zealand at bottom right. Perhaps that is because Europe invented the Greenwich Meridian; maybe it is a legacy … Continue reading

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