Independent consultant Andrew Haslam of AllVision has published an excellent summary of what the litigation support market holds. Called The Litigation Support Marketplace – an Analytical Framework, it surveys the problems and the solutions which exist to solve them.
You get the flavour it from its conclusion:
There is no “right” answer to the question “which product is the best?”. When law firms establish panels of preferred suppliers, the successful vendors vary according to which provide the tools and personnel which most closely fit the work type and ethos of the law firm. As in all things in life, you get what you pay for, and if in doubt, take advice from those who know what they are talking about.
Andrew is one such. He and I were amongst the speakers at ILTA Insight 2008 and are Facilitators at the IQPC Conference Information Management and E-Disclosure Management in London on 22-23 May. Our role there will be to identify the key trends which delegates find most interesting and important over the two days.
We are also both speaking at The Lawyer Conference E-Disclosure – Beyond the Rules on 25 and 26 June, Andrew on preparing for the Case Management Conference, and me with HHJ Simon Brown QC on the Commercial Court Recommendations.