Category Archives: Litigation Support

APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery Product Specialist for London

APT Search, which specialises in recruitment for eDiscovery / eDisclosure, is looking on behalf of a client for a product specialist to work as part of “client support services”. The person they are seeking will be used to working directly with … Continue reading

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Consolidation on a single blog

My recent post, Taking a breather from eDiscovery events, did not intend to give the impression, as it did to at least one person, that I am knocking off for a bit. That’s a nice thought, but the only thing … Continue reading

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Why I go to LegalTech

This is personal – it is about what I go to LegalTech for. As I make clear below, if you are a potential buyer of software, then LegalTech is the perfect place to see demos of everything relevant under one … Continue reading

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New version of TeCSA eDisclosure Protocol and the revival of LiST

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

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ILTA Insight 2014 in London – the event and the venue

Before leaving the subject of ILTA Insight (see the two posts which precede this one), I should say that ILTA Insight offered all that one could hope for from a London-based conference. The venue at 155 Bishopsgate, was easily the best … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight – the future by those whose future it is

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

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ILTA 2014: Big Data analytics for lawyers

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

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ILTA 2014: Big Law begins to ride the technology wave

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

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ILTA 2014: Diversification the key for litigation support vendors

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

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ILTA 2014: Technology spending survey from Inside Legal

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

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ILTA 2014 – the context and the logistics

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

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Browning Marean Celebration of Life Service on 20 September

I understand that Browning Marean’s Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday, 20 September at 2:00 pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Escondido, 1500 S. Juniper St., Escondido, CA 92025. Although I pass this on as coming from … Continue reading

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

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

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A tribute to former Senior Master Steven Whitaker

While I was away, Steven Whitaker resigned as Senior Master of the Senior Courts in the Queen’s Bench Division. Steven Whitaker’s skill lay in making procedure the servant of justice; the prevailing orthodoxy is that procedure is an end in … Continue reading

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Launch of the Information Governance Initiative

The most interesting topic of discussion at LegalTech 2014 was not some new technology nor the proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but the launch of the Information Governance Initiative. That is certainly not to dismiss the … Continue reading

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Second Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference on 19 March 2014

New Zealand is quietly getting on with improvements to its civil procedure rules, supplementing its Discovery Rules of 2012 with a new Electronic Bundles Practice Note. Andrew King of eDiscovery Consulting in New Zealand has announced the date for the … Continue reading

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Jason Baron joins the Drinker Biddle information governance and eDiscovery team

It is not often that I pay much attention to deadlines and embargoes. If the story won’t matter in a month’s time then it is not worth writing about now. Equally, I have not hitherto written much about what goes on within … Continue reading

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Reed Smith: 6 reasons to Insource Litigation Support

A lot of what I write suggests to law firms that their clients’ interests and, indeed, their own, may lie in delegating much of their eDiscovery / eDisclosure function to others. I usually link this to Professor Richard Susskind’s observation … Continue reading

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CBS broadcast highlights winners and losers from technological advances

eDiscovery software provider iCONECT featured in a US television broadcast about the effect of technology advances on business and employment. As Richard Susskind publishes his new book on legal business and well-known shops disappear from the High Street, we have … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to end November 2012

This post summarises the posts on my Google Plus page during November 2012. I gave up on Google Plus after that for reasons given in my post here, and set up a new updates blog. A different form of index … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 27 October 2012

This is a summary of the posts about eDiscovery / eDisclosure on my Google Plus page between 21 and 28 October 2012. Those which relate to webinars etc which have now passed may lead to blind links. Where I know … Continue reading

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The use of technology in regulatory investigations

Hobs Legal Docs was the sponsor of an interesting article in The Lawyer recently which emphasised the need to use technology to respond quickly to regulatory demands. Those who find themselves overwhelmed by the timetables for eDisclosure / eDiscovery in … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs and Relativity maximise the value of the clients’ own eDisclosure review

How much work should the clients put into their own eDisclosure / eDiscovery? We express caution at the idea that the clients should collect their own data, largely because of the risk that they will damage its integrity in the … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 13 October

Most of these updates on my Google Plus site are from the week ending 6 October. After that, I was at the Masters Conference in Washington and at an event given by Symantec-Clearwell at Tower Bridge, with no time to write. … Continue reading

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Legal IQ in Washington – covering every eDiscovery subject in one place

In a previous article, Legal IQ makes a success of their Washington eDiscovery Exchange, I gave the background to Legal IQ’s recent Information Governance and eDiscovery Strategy Exchange, together with a little local colour. The latter, incidentally, is more than … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services Webinar with Senior Master Whitaker on 15 October – Preparing for the Jackson reforms

Xerox XLS is organising a webinar called Preparing for the Jackson Reforms to take place on Monday 15 October at 4 PM BST. The participants are Senior Master Steven Whitaker, U.K. Royal Courts of Justice, Robert D. Brownstone, Esq., Technology … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 5 – Future ILTA events

This is the last of my series of articles about the ILTA conference in Washington in August. What else is ILTA doing around the world? ILTA has recently partnered with ALM, the owners of LegalTech. Apart from LegalTech itself, the next of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 4 – The end of the show: the ILTA awards dinner

This is the fourth of five articles about ILTA 2012. Whatever may happen at other awards dinners, this one celebrates the people who lead by an example in an industry which needs them. ILTA ends with a big dinner, with … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 2 – My own ILTA Conference

This is the second of five posts about ILTA 2012. In other posts I talk generally about the benefits of going to ILTA’s big conference, about some of the themes which emerged and about the ILTA Peer awards. This one … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 1 – Why you might want to go to ILTA next year

This is the first of five articles about ILTA 2012 in Washington D.C. Why do we go, what is it like, what conclusions can one draw about the market? The main aim is to encourage you to go next year, … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conferences coming up all over the place

I have updated the list of pending conferences on my web site, adding new ones and correcting dates, venues and URLs of those which have changed. I have included some which I am not going to – the EDI Leadership … Continue reading

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My Google Plus eDiscovery posts to 14 August

A longer list than usual, partly because many interesting things came along and partly because I was called away for over a week before I had the chance to list them. Law Society Gazette – No replacement yet for £10m … Continue reading

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Recommind predictive coding webinar: I interview Senior Master Whitaker

A reminder of my recent interview, organised by Recommind and filmed at the top of the Gherkin, with Senior Master Whitaker. Our subject was the acceptability of predictive coding in UK litigation. Master Whitaker knows more about this than any … Continue reading

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What does your phone say about you? AccessData’s Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+)

I do not know whether it is shrewd marketing on the part of AccessData or a coincidence, but the press announcement of their Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) came to my attention on the same day as an article on … Continue reading

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Da Silva Moore Plaintiffs File Objection to denial of recusal motion

Whatever else one might say about the lawyers for the Da Silva Moore plaintiffs, you can’t deny that they are good at volume – yards of words pour out at every opportunity, and while few of them seem to have … Continue reading

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Recent posts on my Google Plus page

I give below links to my recent posts on my Google Plus page. The last few weeks have been a particularly fruitful time in eDiscovery, both in the UK and elsewhere, and I have a stockpile of other articles and … Continue reading

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Debra Logan at the Nuix Information Governance Forum – why Information Governance fails and how to make it succeed

This is a continuation of a series of posts about the Nuix Information Governance Forum, held in June at Palm Beach in Florida. Debra Logan of Gartner was the keynote speaker. Her speech was all meat, and the only acceptable … Continue reading

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Whither did the defendant take the witness stand?

The Times has an entertaining column on Saturdays in which it fields complaints made by its readers about its manner of expression (as distinct from purely factual errors).  Not infrequently, the complaints relate to the use of American terms in … Continue reading

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NeverSeconds, Leveson and the Snoopers’ Charter add variety to the eDiscovery world

If you wonder why I spent Saturday pouring out articles, it is because Saturday was the only day last week which did not involve a plane, a train, a seminar or a recording of some kind. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems research on eDiscovery readiness at US and European companies

Epiq Systems, which provides managed technology services worldwide for lawyers and their clients, has commissioned a report about eDiscovery readiness at companies in the US, France, Germany and the UK.  It is important, every so often, to get some metrics … Continue reading

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Judge Peck comes out fighting and denies Da Silva Moore recusal motion

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck yesterday denied the Da Silva Moore plaintiffs’ recusal motion in robust terms. The S.D.N.Y. Blog pulls out the best bits from the ruling and provides a link to it. The opinion is measured, analytical and, … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs adds Competition work to its eDisclosure skill-set

I mentioned a while back that London legal services provider Hobs Legal Docs had taken on Patrick Rowan from Ernst & Young as sales director. The press release is here but, as I often do with press releases, I have … Continue reading

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Predictive coding case study with Millnet and Eversheds

I wrote recently about a short podcast about predictive coding which I made with James Moeskops of Millnet.  We have now done another one, this time with Dominic Lacey and Jamie Tanner of Eversheds. The context was provided by an … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs takes Relativity and makes a senior appointment

London-based litigation and document management provider Hobs Legal Docs has made two significant announcements whilst I have been on my travels. The first was the appointment of Patrick Rowan as Sales Director and as a Board Director of Hobs Legal Docs Ltd. … Continue reading

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Getting it right second time

Although I made it clear in my article Scattershot innuendo and muck that I was indifferent to the outcome of the arguments on the merits in Da Silva Moore, that is no excuse for substituting the word “Plaintiffs” for “Defendants” … Continue reading

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Barrister video on the 7 Deadly Sins of witness statements

I am inevitably interested in the ways in which ideas and information are passed to and by lawyers, since they are my target audience and I live by reaching them by whatever means come to hand. It is unsurprising that … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight in London – Beyond the Traditional Law Firm IT – 8 and 9 May

The next event in which I am involved is ILTA Insight in London on 8 and 9 May. This year it runs over two days and is produced in conjunction with LegalTech, a division of ALM. I am moderating a … Continue reading

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The Dominic Regan podcast for IQPC’s London Summit

I wrote recently about the podcasts which IQPC have put on their website as tasters for their Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit which takes place in London between 14 and 16 May. You may be interested in another one which … Continue reading

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My Google Plus eDiscovery and eDisclosure posts to 6 April

A two-day absence in a place where cellular data has yet to penetrate put me behind in the routine task of picking up useful articles and putting links to them on my Google Plus page. Google’s enthusiasm for rolling out … Continue reading

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Machine learning to anticipate eDiscovery not just to manage it

Jim Shook of EMC takes us back to the stage before discovery. The advanced technology used for dealing reactively with discovery requests has its place at a much earlier stage in the process. Judge Peck’s opinion in Da silva Moore … Continue reading

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