Category Archives: Discovery

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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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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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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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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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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ACEDS webinar on 9 September – arbitrations and UK eDiscovery

The ACEDS UK Chapter has a record of producing interesting and timely webinars. I moderated one for them earlier this year and we got a good audience for a discussion about the implications of Covid for the future of eDiscovery. … Continue reading

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Self-collection of discovery / disclosure documents on both sides of the Atlantic

My headline illustrates one of the difficulties of writing about the same subject as it relates to both the Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Thanks to a pointless rule change in … Continue reading

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Recording and reviewing online meetings – a webinar by Panoram, Nuix and Integreon

I wrote recently about something easily overlooked in the rush to hold meetings by Zoom or its rival video platforms – how do you decide what to capture for posterity? “Posterity” in this case means either that the recording has … Continue reading

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NightOwl Global merger with HaystackID

My summer staycation involved dismantling my office for decoration, so I have not got much work done in the last few days. The main eDiscovery event during my absence was the merger between HaystackID and NightOwl Global to produce what … Continue reading

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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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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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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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