Author Archives: Chris Dale

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

Staycation – decluttering, destruction and decoration

The word “staycation” is much abused. It is a portmanteau word invented by travel journalists which has no real place in English (we have holidays, not vacations, so the apparent premise that you are stay[ing at home for your va]cation … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie Berry of Integreon on encouraging lawyers to use technology

This is the second of my interviews with Jamie Berry, Executive Vice President, Litigation Services at Integreon, which we recorded at Relativity Fest 2019 in Chicago. The first one is here. The theme of this interview is the question how … Continue reading

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All change as Relativity Fest 2020 goes virtual and as video becomes the norm

Relativity’s big annual event usually takes place in Chicago in the autumn. Thousands of people with shared interests gather for a few days of talks and panel sessions, training and certification, meetings with developers and customers, parties and drinks. It … Continue reading

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Zooming from video meetings to discovery requests about video meetings

An article by Vince Neicho of Integreon and Martin Bonney of Panoram draws attention to the sudden potential demand for retrieval and review of video data, not least the business, legal, regulatory, and privacy implications of video meetings. In retrospect, … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie Berry of Integreon on how Relativity supports large document reviews

At Relativity Fest 2019 in Chicago, I interviewed Jamie Berry, Executive Vice President, Litigation Services at Integreon. Jamie Berry has been in eDiscovery for a long time, and had so much to say that was interesting that I have split … Continue reading

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Disclosure obligations and self-selection of disclosure documents – the Square Global case

An article called A timely reminder for clients not to “self-select” disclosable documents by Rhys Novak of Charles Russell Speechlys draws attention to the judgment in Square Global Ltd v Leonard [2020] EWHC 1008 (QB) (28 April 2020). It is an … Continue reading

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Interview: Gráinne Bryan of FTI Consulting on the use of technology in Irish dispute resolution and compliance monitoring

I recently interviewed Gráinne Bryan of FTI Consulting in Ireland about FTI’s technology role in helping law firms, financial institutions and other businesses with anything to do with the use of data in business. In the second part of our … Continue reading

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Depp gets through to the last reel with relief from sanctions over disclosure failures

Johnny Depp’s most famous character, Captain Jack Sparrow, is used to situations where all seems lost but something happens in the nick of time to effect a rescue. We left Depp’s latest storyline with our hero struck out for alleged failure … Continue reading

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Recorded ACEDS webinar: a better way of doing webinars about better ways of doing discovery

At the beginning of May, I moderated a webinar for the ACEDS UK Chapter called Will the COVID Crisis Cure Outdated Approaches to eDiscovery? Although it was UK-based, the ground we covered is relevant everywhere where discovery is required. We … Continue reading

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The whitey stuff meets the White Book – Depp struck out for non-compliance with a disclosure order

In Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1689 (QB) (29 June 2020) the defendants’ counsel submitted that Johnny Depp’s mentions in texts to “whitey stuff” were references to cocaine. The Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales … Continue reading

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Taking care about time and place data in eDiscovery – things may not be as simple as they seem

Electronic communication makes discovery all so easy, doesn’t it? After all, no less a person than Neil Gorsuch, a justice of the US Supreme Court, was recently mentioned in a Legaltech News article here in these terms: “And it can’t be … Continue reading

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A new website and a different way of working – new opportunities for us and our clients

The eDisclosure Information Project has a new website. It introduces a new way of offering our video and other services to a wider range of clients in a way which makes opportunities, for them and for us, out of the … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson and his friends remind us of the link between political dishonesty and eDiscovery

When an investigation was announced into the grant made to Boris Johnson’s friend Jennifer Arcuri, I rather assumed that we would shortly hear of missing documents. And so we did. As everyone mocked the elaborate stories told by Boris Johnson’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Gráinne Bryan on FTI Consulting’s technology role in Ireland

Gráinne Bryan has recently been appointed as Managing Director, Technology, at FTI Consulting in Ireland. I know her from her previous role as CEO, Legal Technology Solutions at leading law firm McCann FitzGerald, where she promoted the use of technology … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – eDisclosure and global eDiscovery panel today

 Relativity Fest London reaches its third and final day today. The usual one-day event has been spread across three part-days, a format which allows people from different time zones to join in. At 13:00 BST today, David Horrigan of Relativity … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon: managing the cyclical nature of litigation

Vince Neicho is Vice President, Legal Services at Integreon. Before that he was for many years responsible for litigation support and eDisclosure at Allen & Overy. He has written a timely article on the Integreon blog called Law firms and … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity on the virtual Relativity Fest London 2020

This year’s Relativity Fest London runs from 12-14 May. Inevitably, it is a virtual event, but that does at least enable many more people to attend. The Agenda and other details can be found here. My interviews have also gone … Continue reading

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Moderating an ACEDS UK webinar on 7 May: Will the COVID Crisis Cure Outdated Approaches to eDiscovery?

I am the moderator of a webinar to be run by the ACEDS UK Chapter on 7 May at 12:00 BST. Its title is Will the COVID Crisis Cure Outdated Approaches to eDiscovery? When the lockdown was new, webinars (including … Continue reading

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Behrens v Arconic: US proceedings, the Grenfell fire and the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad

There is a short version and a longer story to be told about the Grenfell Tower litigation in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in a case called Behrens v Arconic. The short version is that Judge … Continue reading

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Interview: Siobhan Reilly of FRONTEO on AI in eDiscovery and message review in RelativityOne

FRONTEO is an AI tech company with software and service offerings for law for lawyers. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Siobhan Reilly of FRONTEO about FRONTEO’s legal software and specifically about its use of RelativityOne. The main legal … Continue reading

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Interview: Jordan Domash of Relativity on developments in Relativity Trace

At Relativity Fest 2018, I interviewed Relativity’s Jordan Domash about the then-nascent product Relativity Trace. Twelve months later, I interviewed him again at Relativity Fest 2019, asking him what had changed since we last met. Jordan Domash said that much had … Continue reading

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Interview: Megan Rowland of Legility on the attributes of project managers, clients and eDiscovery industry recruits

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Megan Rowland of Inventus. Since the interview, Legility and Inventus have come together under the name Legility. Megan Rowland is Team Lead, Project Management at Legility. I asked her what makes a good … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 18 March: G2K Remote working hacks from the pros

Since it was taken over by Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad last year, EDRM has become a really useful source of information and guidance on a range of subjects. Most of those are necessarily about the subject implied by EDRM’s … Continue reading

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Nuix articles on the use of photographs as evidence

I write and speak quite often about photographs as evidence. This is perhaps partly because I take a lot of pictures and use their EXIF data (Exchangeable Image File Format – a specific type of extended metadata) to find and … Continue reading

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Bringing technology to communication in a narrowing world – finding positives in a pandemic

It is 27 years since I started working from home. It is hard now to remember how isolating that felt before advances in technology like email and broadband brought the world to my desk. It has become respectable since then, … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephanie Clerkin of Korein Tillery on winning the Stellar Women in eDiscovery Award at Relativity Fest

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Stephanie Clerkin of Korein Tillery who had just won the Stellar Women in eDiscovery award. Stephanie Clerkin was particularly pleased that the award was based on the votes of the eDiscovery community and … Continue reading

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Depp court text disclosure said to be “accidental”. Let’s wait and see before rushing to criticise

It’s been a good week for those of us who like to see discovery / disclosure stories in the mainstream media. Less so, perhaps, for the chap convicted of murder thanks to technology (my article is here) and for Johnny … Continue reading

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A crossbow murder and car insurance fraud – technology is quietly filing the evidence. What about your next case?

A decent bloke with no known enemies dies after being shot with a crossbow. How did technology lead to the killer? And what else might that technology be used for? I wrote last year about a motor insurance case called … Continue reading

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Nuix on cybersecurity breaches – the fines are just the beginning of the costs consequences

It is worth mentioning, again, that fines from regulators are not the only cost consequence of a cybersecurity breach. The point is well made in an article on the Nuix blog called Insider threat: not just a cybersecurity issue. Its … Continue reading

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Interview: Tony Chan of iCourts on winning Best Innovation Provider Award at Relativity Fest

At Relativity Fest every year, I get the opportunity to interview the winners of the Relativity Innovation Awards, whose purpose is to “recognize organizations and individuals who build innovative solutions, break down barriers for technology in the practice of law, … Continue reading

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NightOwl Global and the business value of being likeable

As a customer or client, does it matter if you like the companies you work with? If they get the job done and the price is right, do you care very much if you like the people? Looked at from … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Szwez of FTI Consulting on the value of using RelativityOne

I recall being invited to a meeting at a US conference, I suppose about three years ago. In the room were senior marketing people from Relativity and FTI Consulting. As always on these occasions, I tried to guess what announcement … Continue reading

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The Disclosure Pilot: narrow focus of disclosure issues and not using the disclosure pilot as an offensive weapon

I recently saw a police tweet which expressed almost admiration for the speed with which some car thieves had stripped down a couple of cars, neatly packaging the components for re-use elsewhere. Gordon Exall, author of the Civil Litigation Brief, … Continue reading

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Interview: Marc Zamsky of Compliance on the benefits of RelativityOne

At RelativityFest in Chicago, I interviewed Marc Zamsky of Compliance Discovery Solutions. I asked him why Compliance had moved to RelativityOne and about the benefits which RelativityOne brings to Compliance and its clients. Marc Zamsky said that Relativity’s future lay … Continue reading

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Story Development for legal teams from FTI Technology

The assembly of detail needed for a complex film scene is similar to that required for running litigation. FTI Technology has Story Development services to help get all the elements into place. I recently watched the film 1917, notable for … Continue reading

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What does it cost and what does it look like? Relativity improves its UI and pricing

Many factors influence software buying decisions. You hear of organisations buying a particular product for the sake of one feature which it considers important. People buy software after long and detailed comparison or on the strength of what someone said … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Carpenter of X1 on the X1 partnership with Relativity

I have known Craig Carpenter, CEO of data collection company X1, for almost as long as I have been in eDiscovery. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I at last had the opportunity to interview him. The context was a newly-announced … Continue reading

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Discovering the value of rest

In which I belatedly (after 42 years of work) consider the value of just switching off occasionally and, as a side-note, observe that while you won’t necessarily get opportunities by being there, you certainly won’t get them if you are … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 29 January: What to do at Legalweek

EDRM is hosting a webinar tomorrow, 29 January, at 12:00pm CT / 6:00pm GMT called What to do at Legalweek. The speakers are Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad of EDRM, Ian Campbell of iCONECT and me. Although I will not … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch at Legalweek with Consilio, Nuix and APT Search

As you may have seen in my recent article, I am not going to Legalweek in New York this year, missing it for the first time since 2007. One of the many things I will most regret is the brunch … Continue reading

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Interview: Antonia Karlan of Control Risks on the benefits of using RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Antonia Karlan, Head of Project Management at Control Risks. I asked her why Control Risks had committed to RelativityOne. The aim of Control Risks, Antonia Karlan said, was to provide the best solutions for its … Continue reading

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Missing Legalweek for the first time since 2007

I have been going to Legalweek in New York every year since 2007. I am finally forced to accept that I will not make it there this year. The short version is that I was due to have a hip … Continue reading

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EDRM announces Global Advisory Council 2020

I recently published an interview with Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad, the new owners of EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model). They had taken over EDRM only days before, and it was clear that they had plans to make EDRM … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Global on using Relativity’s Active Learning

I have interviewed Kelly Atherton, Director of Analytics and Managed Review at NightOwl Global, several times over the years, mainly about the use of Relativity’s analytics tools. She speaks with the authority of one who uses these tools every day, … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar: using magic and dragons to validate analytics

Technologists and lawyers are two groups of people who have their own arcane terminology, and it is perhaps unsurprising that they often miss each other in the dark. I am fond of analogies and examples drawn from elsewhere – one … Continue reading

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Interview: Jo Sherman of EDT on EDT’s work with artificial intelligence

At a Legaltech of long ago, I was given a demonstration of the discovery software of the company then called eDiscovery Tools. I asked if the software included a particular feature, and the demonstrator thought for a while and said … Continue reading

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DSARs and data breaches – advice on data governance from Integreon

A new article from Integreon brings us a new year reminder of the importance of looking after personal data. Called Sound governance for personal data, it is written by Clare Chalkley and Claire Frazer of Integreon’s London office. The article’s … Continue reading

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Legility and Inventus combine to deliver technology-enabled legal services globally

2020 kicks off with another piece of consolidation in the legal services / eDiscovery market, as Legility and Inventus combine. Legility is the acquiring company but its CEO, Barry Dark, says that it sees “the end-result as a merger between two … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting enhances its eDiscovery services with a partnership with Brainspace

FTI Consulting has marked the new year by entering into a partnership with analytics software company Brainspace. The start of the new decade offers an opportunity to look back at the progress made in the past 10 years. You will … Continue reading

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Interview: Cristin Traylor of McGuire Woods, Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year at Relativity Fest

Cristin Traylor is Discovery Counsel at McGuireWoods. She was the winner of the Relativity Fest 2019 award for Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year, and I interviewed her shortly after the awards ceremony. Cristin Traylor said that her interests lie … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Gillard of FTI Consulting on eDiscovery developments in Australia

I have known Scott Gillard of FTI Consulting for many years, mainly from brief annual conversations at Legaltech in New York. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I had the opportunity to talk to him properly about electronic discovery in Australia … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of Relativity and Chris Dale talk about their panels at Relativity Fest

It has become a habit at Relativity Fest that my last interview is reserved for David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director at Relativity. One of the reasons for leaving it until the end is that David Horrigan is … Continue reading

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Interview: Cameron Tschannen of NightOwl Discovery on the use of analytics tools to cut the time and cost of review

At Relativity Fest I interviewed Cameron Tschannen of NightOwl Discovery about the use of email threading and textual near-duplicate identification in eDiscovery. These tools, Cameron Tschannen said, are always used by default at NightOwl. They group documents together for organisational … Continue reading

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Consilio is recruiting in London, Hong Kong and elsewhere

When I interviewed Andy Macdonald, CEO of Consilio, after one of Consilio’s acquisitions, he was keen to emphasise that buying successful companies was not the only way to expand a business. Certainly, buying the right company will usually bring a … Continue reading

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Interview: Pavan Kotha of Deloitte on winning the Lit Support All-Star Award at Relativity Fest

Pavan Kotha is a manager at Deloitte. I met him at Relativity Fest in Chicago where he won Relativity’s Lit Support All-Star Award. Pavan Kotha is clearly a man who loves his job. He says that he likes to share … Continue reading

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Interview: Wendy King of FTI Consulting on RelativityOne and on the changing role of GCs

Wendy King of FTI Consulting is an interviewer’s delight, giving crisp answers which tell us all we need to know in as few words as possible. I took the opportunity to talk to her at Relativity Fest in Chicago. I … Continue reading

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Hammering the point home – the importance of social media in eDiscovery / eDisclosure

It is only a couple of weeks since I last wrote about the importance of social media in eDiscovery / eDisclosure (When the car sneaks on you and your social media betrays you). I come back to it so quickly, … Continue reading

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Sharing knowledge and ideas with Nuix Community

Like many people, I constantly need to improve my knowledge of the software I use. I am teaching myself video editing at the moment, and frequently need help either on very specific things (“Where is the menu option for this … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Sexton of JND on how RelativityOne encourages new ideas to help clients

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Ben Sexton of JND about JND’s use of Relativity One. What led to that decision, I asked, and what were the perceived benefits?   Ben Sexton said that JND’s primary focus was on serving clients. … Continue reading

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Interview: Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad on their plans for EDRM

I wrote recently about how Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad had turned ACEDS into “an educational force to be reckoned with”. In the same article, I reported that they had acquired EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model). I had to wait … Continue reading

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When videos come, they come not single spies but in battalions

The drafts of the 23 video interviews recorded at Relativity Fest have landed on my desktop for comment, for sending back for any amendment, and for sending out for approval. I may be some time…. Normal service will be resumed … Continue reading

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When the car sneaks on you and your social media betrays you

English barrister Gordon Exall, he of the Civil Litigation Brief who is constantly informative as @CivilLitTweet on Twitter, reports on an interesting finding of fundamental dishonesty in a claim about an alleged motor accident. The judgment is Wise -v- Hegarty & Alpha … Continue reading

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Moderating a discovery pilot panel at ILTACON Europe on 13-14 November in London

For some years, ILTA (the International Legal Technology Association) has had an event in London every November. Previously a one-day event called INSIGHT, it has been renamed ILTACON Europe and extended to two days. The website is here and the … Continue reading

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Interview: Justin Tebbe of Inventus on managing eDiscovery projects on a global basis

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Justin Tebbe who is Senior Director, Technical Solutions at Inventus. I was interested to know how he and his colleagues in other parts of Inventus work together for the benefit of the clients. … Continue reading

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News from ACEDS, EDRM and the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation

This blog falls silent when I go to foreign conferences – packing, panel preparation, travelling and the event itself push aside other things, and the post-event catch-up is inevitably tiresome. Some announcements are worth capturing now that I have settled … Continue reading

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Back from Relativity Fest with good impressions and 1.5TB of videos

I am told that we recorded 23 video interviews over the three days of Relativity Fest – I lost count, but the indefatigable Taylor Laabs of Relativity, who ran the schedule, says that that was the final total. My son … Continue reading

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EDiscovery and Legal Technology Conference in Dublin on 29 November

I am often asked which conferences are worth attending on this side of the Atlantic. There used to be several to choose from, but they have been supplanted by the events like Relativity Fest London and the Nuix Insider Conference … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference webinar on 6 November: US/UK EU cross-border data transfers after Brexit

The Sedona Conference is organising a webinar on 6 November called US – UK – EU cross-border data transfers after Brexit. As I write, it is far from clear what will happen on or before 31 October. Will there be … Continue reading

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Moderating the international panel and recording interviews at Relativity Fest 2019

A year rolls by very quickly, and it is time for Relativity Fest in Chicago once more. It runs from 20 to 23 October and the agenda, as always, is packed with sessions, panels, workshops and social events. It grows … Continue reading

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A roundup of the Nuix User Exchange: discovery is more than just…discovery

I was not at the Nuix User Exchange this year, the first one I have missed for some time. I am therefore dependent on a blog post by Corey Tomlinson of Nuix who summarised the event for us. I will … Continue reading

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FTI Technology and Relativity: corporate legal departments in 2020

FTI Technology and Relativity have joined forces with Ari Kaplan Advisors to ask chief legal officers about the future of the legal industry and about what skills and expertise will be needed by the next generation of lawyers. Ari Kaplan … Continue reading

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Inventus expands eDiscovery and legal services in Asia

I had some interesting interviews earlier this year with Paul Mankoo, CEO of Inventus. In one of them, he talked about the benefits of a UK base for a multinational eDiscovery and legal services company. My write-up of the interview … Continue reading

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The disclosure pilot – making better use of the Disclosure Guidance Hearings

I wrote last week about the session run by ACEDS and sponsored by Integreon on the first 10 months of the disclosure pilot. Vince Neicho of Integreon has also now written about it (see What We Learnt About the Disclosure … Continue reading

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OpenText: lawyers and cybersecurity risk

The practice of law and the practice of information technology have at least two things in common: both use terminology which is meaningful to insiders and incomprehensible to others; both have experts constantly reiterating concerns which audiences ought to deal … Continue reading

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Session notes: the Disclosure Pilot 10 months on

I went this week to an evening session organised by ACEDS and sponsored by Integreon whose purpose was to review the progress of the disclosure pilot in the 10 months since it began. The speakers were Ed Crosse of Simmons … Continue reading

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Interview: Erin Plante of Inventus on the growing challenges of international discovery

Erin Plante is responsible for financial crime investigations and cross-border compliance at Inventus. I interviewed her in New York in January and asked her about the development of investigations around the world and, in particular, the role Inventus plays in … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: Predictive analytics in information governance and discovery

FTI Consulting is producing some interesting articles in conjunction with Corporate Disputes Magazine. A recent one is called Building a global information governance initiative and discovery programme – predictive analytics. Its contributors are Glenn Barden and Sonia Cheng of FTI … Continue reading

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ACEDS and Integreon panel on 2 October: UK Disclosure Pilot 10 months in

The UK disclosure pilot enters its tenth month in October. We now have practical experience to add to the text of the practice direction and to the many talks and articles which heralded its arrival. It is time for a … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler Part 3: data security and future developments

This is the third and last part of my interview with Brendan Sullivan of SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore of Horison Information Systems about the increasing value of tape as an archive medium. You can find Part 1 here and Part … Continue reading

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A big eDiscovery component at OpenText Enfuse 2019

OpenText’s Enfuse 2019 takes place in Las Vegas between 11 and 14 November. Adam Kuhn, Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Discovery, has written a preview of Enfuse called Chart your eDiscovery path at Enfuse 2019 which makes it clear that … Continue reading

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Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 8 October: using forensics to track the money

Most of what one reads about the use of forensic tracing of fraud is about the technology. This is neither surprising nor wrong in a world where crime investigators are constantly trying to catch up with technologically-skilled criminals. There is … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting expands Relativity support in Australia

The eDiscovery software and services market has developed in ways which few of us predicted. Three broad lines were, however, discernible a while back – that consolidation would reduce the number of players in the market, that the market would … Continue reading

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Integreon panel in Bristol: technology, judges and discovery

Earlier this year, I took part in a discussion panel in Bristol hosted by Integreon. The panel members were Mark Brannigan of Aon, Nicola Woodfall of Travers Smith, Emily Wyllie-Ballard of RPC, Vince Neicho of Integreon, and Clare Chalkley of … Continue reading

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How not to do it: object lessons in discovery and data protection from Her Majesty’s Government

Her Majesty’s Government has been giving us some object lessons in discovery and data protection recently. We have had documents missing at court, reluctance to swear affidavits about documents, and curious redactions. Now we have been offered spurious GDPR / … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler Part 2: New technology and new purposes for tape

This is the second part of an extended interview which I did with Brendan Sullivan of SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies, Inc. in which we discussed the revival of tape as an archive medium. The first part … Continue reading

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Interview: James MacGregor of Consilio on the expansion of Consilio’s business

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to James MacGregor, Managing Director at Consilio in London, about Consilio’s ambitions in the worldwide market for eDiscovery and related services. There seems to be no end to Consilio’s global ambitions and every year … Continue reading

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RelativityOne data migration services from FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting has been one of the Relativity’s most active partners in the use of Relativity’s SaaS platform RelativityOne. Some of the benefits of that are described in my most recent interview with Wendy King of FTI on the subject. … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 22 August: Accelerate incident response through automation

AccessData is giving a webinar on 22 August called Accelerate incident response through automation. Its subject is the need to react very quickly to data breaches, and the ability to do so by the automation of incident response using AccessData’s … Continue reading

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Funding and development news from iCONECT

iCONECT has been developing document review software for 20 years. Its iCONECT-XERA document review platform gives clients access to a secure central repository, giving worldwide access to very large volumes of documents through an interface consciously designed to make life … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler: Unstructured data – tape, vaulting, privacy and discovery

This is the first part of an extended interview which I did with Brendan Sullivan, CEO of archiving specialist SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore, President of Horison Information Strategies, Inc. SullivanStrickler’s tagline is “Providing access to the world’s legacy data”. Over the … Continue reading

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Nuix Ringtail becomes Nuix Discover

Nearly a year has passed since Nuix acquired Ringtail from FTI. The development and marketing focus since then has, rightly, been on continuity and on expansion – continuity in the sense that development continued without a break, and expansion in … Continue reading

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Interview: Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy on A&O’s uses for RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London I interviewed Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy. What benefits, I asked, do A&O and its clients and get from using Relativity and RelativityOne? Christina Zachariasen said that Relativity was a leading review platform. The … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting on building a global IG and discovery program

A recent article in Corporate Disputes Magazine looks at some of the factors – notably leadership and strategy – involved in building a global information governance and discovery programme. It includes input from Craig Earnshaw and Sonia Cheng of FTI … Continue reading

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August – the Long Vacation and all falls quiet

“Did you know that, until about 1990, time didn’t run for pleadings from 1 August to 1 September?” This tweet from a barrister prompted this reply from me: Note: Generally, the English don’t have “vacations”, but holidays. This use is … Continue reading

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Interview: Wendy King of FTI Consulting on managing international eDiscovery with RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Wendy King of FTI Consulting’s Technology segment about FTI’s use of RelativityOne. FTI is a global consultancy, offering Relativity across four continents. Most of its matters span multiple jurisdictions, Wendy King said, and … Continue reading

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Picking the best of recent OpenText announcements and articles

It has been quite difficult to keep up with the spate of announcements and other output from OpenText. It is a big company, which reaches into almost every corner of Enterprise Information Management (a subtle but important change from the … Continue reading

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Interview: Jon Chan of Anexsys on “cloud-first” strategy and the use of RelativityOne

Jon Chan is Director of Technical Services at Anexsys. I spoke to him at Relativity Fest in London about Anexsys’s partnership with Relativity and specifically in relation to its use of Relativity’s SaaS product, RelativityOne. Jon Chan said that Anexsys … Continue reading

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ACEDS London event on 2 October: Disclosure Pilot – 10 Months in

The UK chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) is running an event in London on 2 October called Disclosure pilot – 10 months in. The title is self-explanatory – by the beginning of October, the disclosure pilot … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity reviews Relativity Fest London 2019

As Relativity Fest in London drew to a close, I interviewed David Horrigan, eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Education Director at Relativity, about the event. Writing up that interview gives me an excuse to summarise some of the points which seemed … Continue reading

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