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 have been lightly amusing tales of incompetence and stupidity. Earles v Barclays Bank is, I think, the only one which actually has the word “incompetence” in it, but it is far more important than some of the music hall turns we have seen in the courts in the last few months. If the headline point was that a successful party had its costs severely reduced for disclosure failures, it swept up along the way questions like the extent of the duty of preservation, litigation readiness and legal hold, neither of which has seen much developed law in the UK.

Its messages are for companies and not just for their lawyers, and go back into the way in which they keep documents, not just into the conduct of the litigation.

I am doing a session tomorrow at the Ark Group eDisclosure 2010 conference with the judge who delivered the judgment, HHJ Simon Brown QC and with Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy. It is called Earles v Barclays Bank: a client’s guide to avoiding adverse inferences, wasted time and costs and damage to reputation. I think it safe to say that I will have had enough of Earles for a bit by the end of this week. Those with large document collections and any potential for litigation will not have that luxury.

Do join us at 4.00 on Wednesday afternoon.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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