Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery in Ireland

Irish civil litigation requires discovery and therefore electronic discovery. An informal group called The eDiscovery Group of Ireland has been working for some time on a Good Practice Guide to Electronic Discovery in Ireland, and Version 1.0 was published recently. The members of the Group are listed on page 2 of the Guide.

This is an interesting jurisdiction with all to play for. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, with whom I have the occasional pleasure of doing panels and interviews, does not understate it in the opening line of his forward which reads “It can, I think, be said that Ireland has been late in addressing eDiscovery.”

The important point, he says, is that “the costs associated with complying with disclosure obligations… do not become a barrier on access to justice”. That message can now be heard in every relevant jurisdiction.

I would have gone to the  launch of the guide had I not been engaged in a conference elsewhere. I will come back to this.


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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1 Response to Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery in Ireland

  1. Peter says:

    But not as late as Scotland …………

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