As will be clear from other references on this site, I am interested in developments in discovery practice in any jurisdiction for which eDiscovery is required by the rules of local civil procedure.
My most recent involvement in this respect was in Hong Kong where I took part in a panel discussion on the proposed Hong Kong eDiscovery Practice Direction which is closely modelled on Practice Direction 31B in England and Wales.
The Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland has just released a Good Practice Discovery Guide which you can get from the CLAI website here. As with the Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery published last year (I wrote about it here) Mr Justice Frank Clark has been closely involved in its production. Another common feature between the two guides has been the involvement of Simon Collins of Ernst & Young Ireland.
Mr Justice Clarke is one of the speakers at the IQPC Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit to be held in London on 13-15 May where we will have the opportunity of hearing from him about eDiscovery developments in Ireland.