The Liverpool Law Society is host to a three-hour course on electronic disclosure on Thursday, 3 June starting at 13.30 pm. The speakers include Professor Dominic Regan and me, together with litigation software supplier Epiq Systems and litigation services supplier Cats Legal.
The venue is the Second Floor, the Cotton Exchange, Edmund Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ.
The format and content are similar to that of the event at Ely Place Chambers last month – see E-Disclosure law, practice and technology in one educational package. Dominic Regan and I will talk about the e-disclosure implications of the Jackson report, the proposed new e-disclosure practice direction and questionnaire, including Master Whitaker’s judgment in Goodale v Ministry of Justice, and about the recent cases which bring this subject to the forefront for lawyers and their clients. The prediction which I made for the Society of Computers & Law at the turn of the year was that e-disclosure failures would become public and personal in 2010, with clients, law firms and individuals named in judgments in circumstances which they would rather avoid. That prediction is being fulfilled, and the penalties generally involve costs, including adverse costs orders. The two providers will explain what technology can bring to the exercise, and what types of software and services are available. The effect of this joint approach is that the interplay between rules, practice and technology will be explained.
Avoidance is largely a matter of knowing the rules and understanding the technology available to handle electronic disclosure. As well as covering future developments, this session will tell you what you can do now to avoid the adverse consequences of getting it wrong, and about the positive benefits of being ahead of your rivals and your own clients.
There is further information about the course, about the CPD points which are available, and about registration on the Liverpool Law Society website.