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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

Ireland’s Legal Tech Conference 2022 on 29 November in Dublin

I have good memories of the eDiscovery / legal technology events which I attended in Dublin over the years. This was partly because the host jurisdiction was so interesting – law firms who used technology properly, discovery rules which provoked … Continue reading

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AI and Data Management lead the story at Relativity Fest

Years ago, every player in the eDiscovery market would try and launch something new at big events, drowning out the announcements of rivals with new product releases just as we were all unpacking and getting over our jetlag. Those of … Continue reading

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A full agenda at Relativity Fest from 26-28 October in Chicago and online

There is an old expression about the retired war horse who, hearing the sound of a distant battle, paws the ground and pricks its ears, excited at the recollection of past engagements. That is rather how I feel about Relativity … Continue reading

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Wrapping up two UK disclosure cases which caught the public eye

I always appreciate cases about disclosure which attract the attention of the mainstream press. They remind us all, including those with no present thought of litigation, of the duties which arise in relation to the preservation of documents and data. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Charles Christian, who brought legal technology to lawyers

There are people you hardly ever see but with whom you nevertheless feel connected. I “knew” Charles Christian for about 30 years but we met only a handful of times, usually at events where there was no time for conversation. … Continue reading

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Interlocutory orders and contempt – the “burn it” judgment

I will readily admit that I have not read closely the 278 paragraphs in the judgment of Mr Justice Adam Johnson in Ocado Group Plc & Anor v McKeeve [2022] EWHC 2079 (Ch) (03 August 2022) – the “burn it” … Continue reading

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Relativity acquires Heretik for contract review and intelligence

In the before times, I used to travel to events with quantities of video equipment and at least one son to help me, in order to interview people involved in eDiscovery and its related disciplines. It was hard work, but … Continue reading

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Cabo Concepts v MGA – lack of disclosure supervision brings indemnity costs order

What is a sensible approach to commenting on a judgment? You have to read it first, obviously, then try and distil two or three points from it which may have some value for the reader. I like to include a … Continue reading

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A glut of disclosure stories just as I turn my back

I have found out how to make things happen in eDiscovery / eDisclosure. You publish an article opening with a sentence like this: We are a bit short of useful or interesting judgments about disclosure in England and Wales at … Continue reading

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Disclosure duties and audit – not as easy as some may think

We are a bit short of useful or interesting judgments about disclosure in England and Wales at the moment. We have the sound of distant battles (a phone dropped into the sea, a solicitor urging clients to “Burn it” when … Continue reading

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Everlaw Clustering: making eDiscovery enjoyable

Contrary, perhaps, to expectations, I have not devoted much of this blog over the years to actual descriptions of the technology used in eDiscovery. My subject was commentary on rules and practice around the world, and I cheerfully surrendered hours … Continue reading

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In discovery as in life – explosive reactions when social media posts come to light

I have written a fair amount over the years about the use which may be made of one’s social media posts. I am interested partly as a user, but mainly as a commentator on discovery / disclosure. Social media posts … Continue reading

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Johnson and Arcuri and the missing documents

The Greater London Authority’s oversight committee is soon due to publish a report into whether Boris Johnson abused his position as London mayor to “benefit and reward” Jennifer Arcuri’s companies, over-ruling official advice in relation both to sponsorship and to … Continue reading

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Ethical AI and productivity enhancements announced at Relativity Fest London

I was unfortunately not able to go to Relativity Fest London, which opened on Tuesday. The photographs from the Keynote show a room as packed as it was in 2019 when the last in-person event took place. Relativity has always … Continue reading

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Disclosure fun expected from the Wagatha Christie trial

Unless there is a late outbreak of common sense, the libel action brought by Coleen Rooney against the other one (or is it the other way round?) begins today. If you are interested in the story, the BBC has an … Continue reading

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Reminders from Ukraine about evidence-gathering from electronic devices

The subjects loosely grouped under the heading “eDiscovery” come and go or, rather, they fill the airwaves for a while and then become absorbed into the mainstream to be replaced by the next hot topic. There was a time when … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Asia – virtual event from Relativity on 7 April

On 7 April, Relativity is running a virtual event called Spotlight: Asia which brings together legal and technology experts, and their clients, for a half-day of discussions aimed at the wide and diverse area implied by the event title. The event … Continue reading

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Adverse inferences filling the gaps when the evidence is incomplete

We recently saw a case where a phone bearing WhatsApp messages went yachting and ended up in the North Sea (my article is here). Next up is WeChat messages allegedly deleted by a two-year-old. I don’t really need to write … Continue reading

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Wide-ranging agenda for Relativity at Legalweek 2022

Legalweek 2022 is taking place as I write. I used to go every year, to take part in panels and to do interviews, but mainly to meet up with people. I had hoped to go back this year, with no … Continue reading

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Relativity brings cloud security to Australian government agencies

Regulators face particular issues in connection with the security of data. They collect vast volumes of it, much of which is by its nature confidential. Their own management of the data, including the legal input and decision-making based on it, … Continue reading

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Relativity publishes list of AI visionaries

Relativity has published a celebration of people it calls “AI visionaries”, a list of individuals who have contributed to the development of artificial intelligence and its application to every day business processes. Relativity describes these people as “earlier adopters in … Continue reading

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Relativity and FTI report – risk, culture and technology challenges for general counsel

I wrote at the end of last year about a report from FTI Consulting and Relativity on the ever-widening role of general counsel. I summarised the theme of that report thus: You would not [when I qualified] have expected to … Continue reading

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Various disclosure points arising from the Vardy v Rooney judgment

I wrote last week about the pre-trial hearing in the libel action between Rebecca Vardy and Coleen Rooney. My only source was a news report in the Times, from which the points of passing interest for disclosure enthusiasts concerned a … Continue reading

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The North Sea ate my evidence – a tale which dogs the WAGs preparing for trial

Even its enthusiasts have to admit that most stories of electronic discovery / disclosure lack popular appeal. Every so often, however, a story comes along which puts eDiscovery into the headlines. We grab them, thankful for something which pushes our … Continue reading

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A helpful recap of Relativity Fest 2021

The nature of a big event like Relativity Fest is that a mass of interesting views and comments pours out at once. We all report the bits that interest us, but the waters close over it all very quickly as … Continue reading

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Craig Ball’s eDiscovery tips for 2022 apply beyond the US

Opening his turn of the year article A dozen nips and tucks for E-Discovery, US eDiscovery expert Craig Ball notes this of the lawyers who attend his presentations: Ironically, predictably, the more successful the lawyers in attendance, the less moved … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Cornwall after a two-year gap

If it has seemed quiet on here, the long Christmas break was followed immediately by a two-week holiday in Cornwall, resuming a habit broken for two years by the pandemic. To spread some of the pleasure that gave, here are … Continue reading

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Relief from sanctions denied after non-compliance with disclosure unless order

I am spared having to do a detailed analysis of the judgment in Vitrition UK Ltd v Caine & Ors [2022] EWHC 51 (Comm) (13 January 2022)  because, as so often, Gordon Exall has distilled the main points in a … Continue reading

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Report from FTI Consulting and Relativity on the ever-widening role of general counsel

When I qualified, the role of the in-house lawyer was not a particularly significant one. They handled matters of formal corporate compliance and gave preliminary advice on matters with a legal element, but they mainly acted as the interface between … Continue reading

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Chris Dale interviews AJ Shankar, CEO of Everlaw

I recently had the opportunity to interview AJ Shankar, CEO of eDiscovery software company Everlaw. One can read any amount about an industry and its players, but there is no substitute for talking to the people who get the work … Continue reading

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RelativityOne to support Ireland’s growing disputes and investigations role

Earlier this year, Relativity said that they intended to make RelativityOne available in 14 different geographical areas by the end of 2021. I have not noted all of them as they have been rolled out, in part because the story … Continue reading

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Ari Kaplan and Relativity on maximising data collections

You would not think that the apparently routine job of collecting data for discovery could be a career opportunity. It happened to me, some decades ago, when a client pointed to several feet of shelved boxes and suggested that there … Continue reading

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Solicitor advises client to delete social media posts. An indemnity costs order seems a light punishment

Disclosure judgments fall into a limited range of categories. Sometimes new-ish rules are not as clear as they might be or are challenged by a set of circumstances not foreseen by the drafters. Sometimes the conduct of one party (occasionally … Continue reading

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Hard copy documents destroyed after notification of a claim

Barrister Gordon Exall is once again my source for a judgment about disclosure in the High Court of England and Wales. The case is Ayannuga & Ors v One Shot Products Ltd and the judgment was delivered on 1 November … Continue reading

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The text of the Disclosure Pilot amendments from 1 November

I wrote last week about an ACEDS webinar on 15 November called Navigating the turbulence caused by the Disclosure Pilot. I can now supplement that with a link to the amendments themselves: the 136th Update – Practice Direction Amendments are … Continue reading

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Navigating the Disclosure Pilot – ACEDS webinar on 15 November

It was always ambitious to try creating a set of civil procedure rules which worked effectively in every court and for every kind of case. I wonder what proportion of the CPR consists of exceptions, derogations and special cases inserted … Continue reading

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The main points from the International Panel at Relativity Fest

Relativity Fest always generates a mass of material, from company and product announcements to sessions on law and legal practice. I can’t write about it all, and you wouldn’t thank me if I did. If I focus now on the … Continue reading

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Relativity Trace gets new data cleansing capabilities

A false positive is a result which appears to show that a particular condition or attribute is present when it is not. We have just passed the anniversary of what was potentially the worst false positive in history when, on … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest 2021 – the pervasive effect of privacy and data protection

Relativity Fest 2021 runs from 4-6 October. The decision to make it a virtual event was made many months ago, not just because of the continuing uncertainty about lockdowns and travel restrictions, but because last year’s Relativity Fest was a … Continue reading

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A discursive look at Prince Andrew and the service of US proceedings

The memories of discovery people have been stirred by mention of the Hague Convention in the context of the purported service of civil proceedings on Prince Andrew. This deliberately non-technical article (as in service is off my usual patch) does … Continue reading

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Emoji eDiscovery – coming to a case near you shortly

A US case was struck out, and the plaintiff and his lawyers suffered financial sanctions, after clever experts spotted that the emoji on a screenshot of a text was not the one in use on the date of the alleged … Continue reading

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Would you want to go back to the old rules? Further thoughts on the changes to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

In a recent post, I linked to an update on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website about changes to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme. Now Simmons & Simmons (whose disputes partner Ed Crosse is a member of the disclosure working group) has … Continue reading

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Disclosure Pilot update includes simplification and extension to December 2022

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website has published an Update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme. Proposed changes reflect an “excellent response” to an invitation for comment, and the result is revised versions of Practice Direction PD51U, of … Continue reading

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Private emails, private videos and public compliance – Matt Hancock and disclosure

I am sorry, for more than one reason, to have to come back to Her Majesty’s Government as a source of discovery / disclosure stories, but they keep serving up incidents which are relevant to wider corporate disclosure. This time, … Continue reading

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Curtiss v Zurich Insurance – a close focus on Issues for Disclosure

This is an aside from the main point of this article, but disclosure / discovery enthusiasts are not necessarily much interested in the final outcome of the cases which they read about. Their focus is usually on an application decided … Continue reading

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Another UK government IT glitch wipes inconvenient Treasury text messages

I wrote recently about an unfortunate “IT glitch” which wiped text messages passing between a senior police officer and the Home Secretary, Priti Patel. It was difficult to cover this story – I did not particularly want to call the … Continue reading

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My eDiscovery interview with Tom O’Connor and Rachi Messing

I was recently interviewed by Tom O’Connor and Rachi Messing, names which will be familiar to most people involved in Discovery, in the US at least. It was fun to do – Tom and Rachi made it feel like a … Continue reading

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Interview: Lucas Clair of Control Risks in Germany on cloud adoption and RelativityOne

One of the advantages of the pandemic is that the normalisation of remote interviews has broadened the range of people I get the chance to talk to – not just those who happen to be at the events which I … Continue reading

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Eight years of CPR blogging from Gordon Exall and the Civil Litigation Brief

For many years, when people asked my children what their father did for a living, they would say “He’s a blogger”. This was perhaps puzzling, particularly for those who knew that I spent much of my time flying all over … Continue reading

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Senior police officer mislays text messages from the Home Secretary. Were they really lost?

eDiscovery people were lightly amused when a court was told last week that text messages from the Home Secretary to two senior police officers had disappeared when their phones were reset. This article comprises a recital of the reported facts, … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest panel – legal and technical perspectives on data privacy and data protection

Panel discussions about international discovery, privacy, and data protection serve as a good way of encapsulating the issues of the moment in a short space. Having a range of speakers and a short time-frame forces a focus on those things … Continue reading

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Relativity’s acquisition of Text IQ brings AI to eDiscovery, compliance and privacy

I recall, years ago, sitting at a hotel bar with Relativity’s founder, Andrew Sieja. It may have been in Dallas, but frankly all those events at similar-looking convention centres blur into one after a decade or so. The conversations similarly … Continue reading

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The different purposes of Twitter and LinkedIn – a personal view

If you are interested in a specialist subject – eDiscovery / eDisclosure in my case – which social media platform would you spend time on? Ignoring the Facebook empire and its creepy data-vampire, and ignoring those which are effectively closed … Continue reading

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Relativity highlights EMEA growth and unveils product updates

The usual task when looking at a press release is to disinter the key facts from beneath the marketing gobbledegook and translate them into something comprehensible to the lay user. That doesn’t arise with Relativity’s PRs, which are models of … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 27 May: International Women’s Day 2021 – 3 months on

FTI Consulting is presenting a webinar on 27 May called International Women’s Day 2021 – 3 months on: Keeping the conversation alive with senior leaders in legal technology. The webinar’s starting point is that technology consulting is still an area … Continue reading

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Relativity Trace teams up with Proofpoint for seamless archiving and communication surveillance

Relativity Trace is Relativity’s solution for communication surveillance. Its tagline “Detect misconduct before it escalates” is a good summary of its primary function – to identify communications which trigger alerts and concern about one or more individuals. Proofpoint’s function is … Continue reading

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Andrew Haslam’s eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide 2021

One should, strictly, read a book before reviewing it, but when I sat down to write about Andrew Haslam’s eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide 2021, I had no aspirations to read it first. It has 496 pages, and is not, in … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – virtual event on 18 and 19 May

The virtual Relativity Fest London takes place on 18 and 19 May. The event is free and virtual, and registration is here. You can see the Agenda here starting on Tuesday with a Keynote by CEO Mike Gamson and Chief Product Officer … Continue reading

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“Remember to ask” – my podcast with Taylor Wessing on evidence in the digital age

I recently recorded a podcast with Ed Spencer and Jessie Prynne of Taylor Wessing as part of the firm’s Sidebar series. It was called What does evidence look like in the digital age? and was a short (only 30 minutes) survey … Continue reading

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Interview: Relativity’s APAC managing director, Georgia Foster

After writing about two RelativityOne initiatives in Asia, one in Singapore and one in Korea, I thought it would be good to speak to Relativity’s APAC managing director, Georgia Foster, for a more general view of developments in the broader … Continue reading

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RelativityOne Asia expansion continues with South Korea hosting

I wrote recently about the expansion of Relatvity’s SaaS solution, RelativityOne, in Singapore. That news was followed almost immediately by an announcement about RelativityOne expansion into South Korea through an e-discovery service provider called Intellectual Data. The press release is here. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Robert Childress, the eDiscovery events organiser who knew everybody

I am very sorry to learn of the death of Robert Childress. I knew him as the founder of the Masters Conference, which introduced many people not merely to eDiscovery but to each other. Robert was wonderful at keeping in … Continue reading

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Legal Futures webinar: Dominic Regan on the extension of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

Legal Futures is giving a webinar called Extension of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme, available from 13 April. The presenter is Professor Dominic Regan, so we know it’s going to be good. Two things are clear about the Disclosure Pilot. One … Continue reading

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KPMG brings RelativityOne to Singapore

In my recent post about Relativity’s investment from Silver Lake, I mentioned that the investment would support Relativity’s planned expansion into new regions. It was not hard to guess that one of those would be the Asia Pacific region, and … Continue reading

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Relativity investment to support cloud-based eDiscovery and AI

Relativity has reached an agreement with Silver Lake for an investment to support and accelerate Relativity’s growth in cloud-based eDiscovery, AI, and communication surveillance. The press release is here. It emphasises Relativity’s dominating position in the market, with 300,000 annual … Continue reading

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Remote hearings – slipping back into the old normal after all that investment and experience

What is the connection between eDiscovery / eDisclosure (the main subject of this blog) and remote hearings? I raise the question as a message from the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, appears to imply that the courts will … Continue reading

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Making the most of it as we go into a second year of virtual events

As we reach the first anniversary of lockdown, event organisers are further forward in some ways than they were a year ago, but no more certain in others. They have been there and done that, but planning for a second … Continue reading

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Legal Tech Conference 2021 from Dublin on 25 March

One of the most enjoyable conferences over the years has been the annual La Touche Legal Tech conference in Dublin. Part of the pleasure, of course, has been the opportunity to see something of Ireland while there, and we will … Continue reading

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More occasional notes on eDiscovery and related subjects – 8 February 2021

As usual, these notes come out when I have collected enough to say rather than to a timetable. I publish today mainly because one subject referred to is an Oxford University  webinar on The Role of AI in Judicial Determination … Continue reading

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Relativity turns its AI skills to Pandemic analytics

Relativity has published a film called Pandemic. It subject is the application of analytics and artificial intelligence to the very large volumes of information which exist about the Coronavirus. It is delivered mainly in the words of those involved in … Continue reading

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Rather more than a week’s eDiscovery notes

I don’t publish these round-up posts to a particular pattern – they go up when there is enough to say. The absence of a timetable means that I do not have to apologise if there is a longer-than-usual interval between … Continue reading

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New integration between RelativityOne and X1 accelerates preservation and collection

Relativity and X1 have announced a new integrated solution which combines the strengths of RelativityOne Collect and X1’s Enterprise Platform. The aim is to remove the barriers to seamless preservation and collection of data, both as a technology matter and … Continue reading

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Two document destruction judgments in England and Wales

A casual observer of US discovery would conclude that the destruction of documents and data is a national pastime, with immense effort devoted both to deleting documents and to trying to prove that someone else has done so. To an … Continue reading

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Phones 4U – a proportionate way to deal with documents of third-party custodians

In Phones4U Ltd (In Administration) v EE Ltd and others, the Court of Appeal  had to consider (as Sir Geoffrey Vos MR put it in opening): questions as to the jurisdiction and the discretion of the court in relation to … Continue reading

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Redaction – good news from Relativity but less good for some others

Redaction is one of those functions of which, mercifully, we hear little these days – or so I thought till this week. I wrote about it in 2008 after a calamitous .PDF redaction failure in the US. Redaction was then … Continue reading

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Interview: John Tinsley of Iconic talks about machine translation and eDiscovery

Iconic specialises in enterprise machine translation and eDiscovery translation. I recently interviewed CEO Dr John Tinsley and the result appears in an article by Iconic here. The interview itself is below. Consumer-level tools for machine translation have improved enormously over the … Continue reading

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A roundup from my desk when we should all be in New York for Legalweek

Every year between 2007 and 2019 I went to Legaltech (later Legalweek) in New York at the end of January. I missed 2020 because I had a hip replacement on 30 January, and consoled myself with the knowledge that I … Continue reading

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Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal on emailed attachments and privilege

The Law Society Gazette carries a brief report headed Email attachments not covered by legal privilege, court clarifies. The parties were Frasers Group Pls (formerly Sports Direct International plc) v The Financial Reporting Council Ltd, and the court was the … Continue reading

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Some turn-of-the-year eDiscovery and eDisclosure updates

This is a collection of  some eDiscovery-related things which have come up recently and which deserve to be captured. By chance rather than design, my side of the Atlantic features heavily. Update your website contact details Although I have no … Continue reading

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Relativity acquires VerQu to capture communication data

Relativity has acquired VerQu, a company which specialises in the migration and capture of communication data for record retention and compliance purposes. The press release is here. Relativity itself has been constantly evolving to keep up (and enable its clients … Continue reading

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Relativity in Australia – investment, new functionality, and support for racial justice

I have the luxury of writing about what interests me and what is important rather than about the things which seem urgent or time-sensitive, and Relativity’s late November news about its Australia expansion seemed worth leaving on one side until … Continue reading

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12 Days of eDiscovery sung in memory of Gayle O’Connor

Some of us involved in eDiscovery were asked to take part in a rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas repurposed as 12 Days of eDiscovery. The production was in memory of Gayle O’Connor who died in October, and was … Continue reading

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An eDiscovery and eDisclosure round-up post with some compliance thoughts on Boris Johnson

It is sometimes helpful to do a round-up post, pulling together a number of different eDiscovery / eDisclosure stories in small nuggets, rather than a big single post on one subject. The week in which my wife has a knee … Continue reading

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More updates on proposed changes to the Disclosure Pilot

It is only a few days since I last wrote about the Disclosure Pilot (see Collecting together some articles on updating the Disclosure Pilot). That article, as its title implies, had the primary aim of pointing to resources written by others, … Continue reading

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Interview: Wendy King of FTI Consulting on working with teams and clients during the pandemic

I have interviewed Wendy King of FTI Consulting several times. That has always been face to face, usually at conferences, but lockdown brings the need to do the interview remotely. The interview, then, was a model for our subject, which … Continue reading

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Relativity adds security recognition with FedRAMP authorisation and Microsoft Intelligent Security Association membership

To most of its users, Relativity is a review tool for use in litigation or regulatory investigations. It is robust, does its job well, is well supported and, with the launch of its new interface, Aero UI, is user-friendly and … Continue reading

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Collecting together some articles on updating the Disclosure Pilot

Ten years ago, I was one of those involved in drafting what became Disclosure Practice Direction 31B. At one level it was quite fun to have the opportunity to improve the practice of managing electronic documents for litigation. At another … Continue reading

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Eddie Sheehy and the disappearing Nuix share options

Here’s a conundrum for someone who writes about eDiscovery, its players, people and market. A company with whom you have had a long relationship falls out with its former CEO who was the original cause of that relationship and with … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Carpenter of X1 on social media collection and the integration between X1 and Relativity

Craig Carpenter is CEO of X1, a software company specialising in collecting and searching data from social networks and the internet. I interviewed him recently about X1, about social media and internet discovery, about X1’s work with Relativity, and about … Continue reading

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Considering the context before commenting on the content

We live in a world where it is necessary to advise people not to drink the hand sanitiser, and where cautious lawyers make you put up notices warning that the water coming from a hot tap may be hot. In … Continue reading

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Interview: Jordan Domash of Relativity talks about Relativity Trace

Once a year or so, I catch up with Jordan Domash, General Manager for Relativity Trace, Relativity’s communication surveillance solution. This year’s interview was necessarily a virtual one. Jordan Domash said that Relativity had big ambitions for Relativity Trace – … Continue reading

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Irritating interjections from LinkedIn commentators with nothing worth adding to the subject

This and its accompanying article are about the probability that the Trump hospital pictures were taken on the date and at the time appearing from the published screenshots of the EXIF viewer. This shouldn’t need saying. but they are not … Continue reading

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Looking back at the International Panel at Relativity Fest

It was my pleasure to moderate again the International Panel at Relativity Fest. That usually involves an enjoyable trip to Chicago for most of a week, doing my own panel, attending others, doing several video interviews, and meeting up with … Continue reading

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Interview – Jamie Berry of Integreon on the enhancements to handling conversations in Relativity

A long time has passed since Relativity Fest 2019 in Chicago, and the big Relativity development news has shifted to its new user interface, Aero. All the changes are cumulative, however, and the latest developments should not obscure the importance … Continue reading

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Steve Couling of Relativity talks about Relativity’s Aero UI

Relativity’s long-awaited new user interface, Aero UI, has officially launched. The press release is here. I spoke last week with Steve Couling, Managing Director and Vice President Sales, EMEA at Relativity, about the release and why it is exciting for … Continue reading

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Preparing for a virtual panel and recording a remote interview

If this week has been short on visible output, it has been a busy one for the preparation of things to come. On Tuesday, we had the prep call for the International Panel at Relativity Fest. Relativity Fest is a … Continue reading

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Looking at the lies of the land: Fake Law, political lying and activist lawyers

The Secret Barrister’s second book Fake Law has as its subtitle “The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies“. Publication was held over from the spring, and the book arrives at a time of public dishonesty such as we … Continue reading

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ILTA>ON – a virtual event for the global digital technology community 24-28 August

For many years, ILTA’s big annual event took me to one of those vast resorts in the US, often in Las Vegas. I participated in and attended sessions, did interviews, and took the opportunity to set up formal meetings. Mainly, … Continue reading

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