Category Archives: Outsourcing

Interview: Vince Neicho of Integreon on satisfying regulators and on the rise of social media discovery

I have already published two interviews with Vince Neicho of Integreon in which he explains the benefits of outsourcing document review, whether for litigation, regulation or other purposes. You will find the earlier interviews here and here. In this third … Continue reading

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Interview: Vince Neicho of Integreon on the benefits of outsourcing the disclosure process

Vince Neicho is VP – Legal Services at Integreon, based in London. Before that, he was at Allen & Overy for 42 years. For much of that time he was responsible for A&O’s eDisclosure and litigation support function. I interviewed him … 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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Huron and Epiq expand managed review and legal staffing in Washington

Just as I pressed the Publish button on my article of last night (Discussing UK eDisclosure developments with Judge Brown and Huron Legal), which referred to Huron’s acquisition of Ascertus, a Huron press release came in about its next acquisition, … Continue reading

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Disclosure and eDisclosure – filming a video primer with Dominic Regan

I took part in a video webinar with LexisNexis this week, part of their rolling programme of Butterworth’s Dispute Resolution webinars. The key fact which I want to put right at the top of this article is that 2,340 viewers … Continue reading

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Two UK backshoring stories in a week

I had not heard the term “backshoring” until this week, but that is perhaps because it is a relatively new phenomenon. It is the opposite, or, rather, the reverse, of “offshoring”, another of those annoying-but-convenient one-word labels for major shifts … Continue reading

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Levelling out after LegalTech

LegalTech, UK educational sessions and calls from law firms, an LPO conference, Irish eDiscovery, litigation as an invisible export, legal blogging in New York and eDiscovery in Germany all help to pass the time. By and large, I find that … Continue reading

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Exposing your thinking parts to the outsourcing discussion

That old image of the ostrich burying its head in the sand is apparently unfair. The purpose is apparently to use the ground as a sounding board, vibrations giving advance warning of problems to come. This prosaic reality undermines that … Continue reading

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LPO predictions for 2011 from Fronterion and Integreon

When I look at the pile of articles which I dictated before Christmas, and at the mess which my voice recognition software has made of them, I wonder if the time has come to outsource the typing around here. Instead … 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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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Birmingham Post reports on costs management trial

The litigation costs management trial on which I reported a few days ago (Jackson launches costs management trial in Birmingham) has been covered by the Birmingham Post. Their article of 3 June is headed City will be test case for … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Commercial Court Recommendations

The risk that contentious work might shift to arbitration or to other jurisdictions such as Germany is reason enough for us to fight to keep it here. The Commercial Court Long Trials Recommendations may have had too wide a focus. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian courts, Case Management, Civil justice, Commercial Court, Court Rules, Courts, CPR, Discovery, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, FRCP, Judges, Litigation, Litigation costs, Litigation Support, Outsourcing, Part 31 CPR | Leave a comment

Another e-Disclosure event in Birmingham

A second talk to Law Society members in Birmingham revealed more enthusiasm for electronic disclosure than one might expect given the amount actually done. How do we translate that enthusiasm into action? The only action required is to ask a … Continue reading

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Howrey sets up in India

Howrey, the US and global law firm known as much for its trial and litigation support services as for its legal practice, has opened an office in Pune, India, to handle its document management and similar functions. This, as the … Continue reading

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