Category Archives: eDiscovery

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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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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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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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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Interview: Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons on the Disclosure Review Document and the importance of issues in disclosure

Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons is one of the members of the working party which drafted the draft eDisclosure rule now being piloted. At Relativity Fest in London in May, he gave a lively interview on stage with David Horrigan … Continue reading

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Interview: Susanna Blancke of NightOwl Discovery on foreign language discovery

Susanna Blancke is Associate Director, Litigation and Client Services at NightOwl Discovery. At Relativity Fest in London I talked to her about different types of eDiscovery projects and, in particular, about multilingual eDiscovery. There is, Susanna Blancke said, no such … Continue reading

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Nuix on-demand webinar: Nine ways to comply and get ahead

Brian Tuemmler is Information Governance Solution Manager at Nuix. He and I recently recorded a webinar called 9 ways to comply and get ahead. Its theme is that organisations face increasing requirements from all sides and in all jurisdictions, with … Continue reading

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OpenText on-demand webinar: Is TAR 1.0 Dead?

Technology-assisted review is by now established as an appropriate way to meet discovery requirements for litigation and regulatory purposes in most jurisdictions. As with predecessor technologies, TAR has incited debate, filled conference schedules, and appeared in court judgments and opinions. … Continue reading

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Interview: Paul Mankoo of Inventus on truly international discovery

The Inventus website shows 11 US office locations, plus one in the UK, two in Germany, one in Japan and one in Taiwan. Judging solely by the preponderance of US offices, one might expect it to have a US CEO … Continue reading

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The Nuix User Exchange at Huntington Beach – the word “Exchange” is deliberately chosen

The annual Nuix User Exchange takes place at Huntington Beach in California from 15 to 17 September. In a blog post called 2019 Nuix User Exchange – Focus on Community and Growing Together, Andrew Nester of Nuix writes about the … Continue reading

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Interview: Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting on the uses of Relativity Trace

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting about FTI’s use of Relativity Trace on behalf of clients. I began by asking what Relativity Trace is. Brian Stuart said that Relativity Trace … Continue reading

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Interview: Dera Nevin on helping lawyers to choose and use legal technology

I am very lucky in the panels I am asked to moderate. The speakers are either people I know already, or are experts whose reputation has gone before them so that I know to expect interesting things from them. Dera … Continue reading

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Interview: Al Park of Control Risks on the use of Relativity and RelativityOne for investigations

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Al Park, Global Technology Consulting Leader at Control Risks. Control Risks is a major Relativity partner and, Al Park said, often has several investigations running concurrently. It needs the stability and security which … Continue reading

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Appointment of new CEO at Relativity allows Andrew Sieja to go back to his roots

I was away speaking at a discovery event when the news broke that Relativity has appointed a new CEO and that Andrew Sieja is moving up to be executive chairman. Since I have no aspirations to be a first-with-the-news journalist, … Continue reading

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Integreon blog post on innovation as a warm-up for our Bristol eDiscovery panel on 26 June

As I have reported more than once (most recently here), I am taking part in a panel in Bristol with Integreon on Wednesday called eDiscovery, technology and the judiciary. Its theme may be deduced from the title. Those responsible for … Continue reading

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Hot crime scenes, Snowballs and the cloud – AccessData on the collection of evidence anywhere

AccessData has been collecting data for criminal and civil purposes for decades. A lot has changed over that time – not just volumes, and the types and sources of data, but the urgency with which it must be collected and … Continue reading

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Inventus webinar and articles on multilingual eDisclosure

Inventus is producing a webinar on 16 July called Accelerating International eDiscovery: The Challenges of Multilingual Litigation. The speakers are Dominic Piernot, eDiscovery Consultant Germany/France at Inventus, John Tinsley, CEO of Iconic Translation Machines, and Jérôme Torres-Lozano, Director of Professional Services … Continue reading

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Interview: Rishi Khullar of Heretik on Heretik Forge and its use with RelativityOne

Rishi Khullar is Director of Product Management at Heretik. I interviewed him at Relativity Fest in London about Heretik’s new product, Heretik Forge, because Heretik Forge uses RelativityOne.   Rishi Khullar said that Heretik Forge is the first solution for … Continue reading

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Reminder: Integreon eDiscovery / eDisclosure panel in Bristol on 26 June

I wrote recently about a discussion panel which Integreon is putting on in Bristol on 26 June. That is now just over a week away. Although we will be looking at the new discovery rule, the focus is much more on … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Brunnquell of OpenText on the growing importance of document security

eDiscovery, originally the main focus of this blog, has properly become seen as a subset of wider document management functions. OpenText’s roots lie in document management, and it has met the changing market by acquiring eDiscovery and forensics companies (notably … Continue reading

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Interview: Sean Lynch of Ricoh on the mutual dependence of AI and human input

At Legaltech in New York I spoke to Sean Lynch, who is is Director, Review Services, at Ricoh eDiscovery in Canada. One of the most discussed topics at Legaltech was artificial intelligence, and I asked Sean Lynch what was happening … Continue reading

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Integreon panel in Bristol on 26 June: eDiscovery, technology and the judiciary

Integreon has assembled a panel to visit Bristol on 26 June to talk about technology and effective resourcing, primarily in the context of the disclosure pilot scheme. The focus will be on practical things – on getting the disclosure job … Continue reading

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Ricoh webinar series starting on 5 June – Intelligent Information Management

Ricoh is running a set of webinars in June under the general title Techtalks Webinar Series on the theme Intelligent Information Management. This consists of four one-hour webinars about solutions for managing unstructured data, contract analysis, compliance and digital transaction … Continue reading

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Interview: David Lapresi of Phillips Lytle on the need for lawyers to adopt technology

David Lapresi is eDiscovery and Litigation Support Manager at Phillips Lytle. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York at the suggestion of OpenText and asked him if he was optimistic about lawyers’ use of technology like OpenText’s Axcelerate. David … Continue reading

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Interview: Roger Miller of Consilio on investigations and the new imperatives in global eDiscovery

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Roger Miller, Senior Vice President leading the compliance and investigations group at Consilio. Our subject was the use of technology in investigations and about the growing and changing imperatives in global eDiscovery. The … Continue reading

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Some pictures from Relativity Fest London 2019

Here are some pictures from Relativity Fest London which occupied large premises in Houndsditch, and (pleasurably) a large amount of my time, earlier this week. Bigger and better than ever, was the general view. Relativity CEO Andrew Sieja opens the … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Conner of NightOwl Discovery on the relationship between client and eDiscovery provider

Michael Conner is Director of Global Business Development at NightOwl Discovery. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York and asked him to explain what actually happens when NightOwl wins a new client. NightOwl Discovery’s main clients are corporations. The usual … Continue reading

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The Nuix Insider Conference 2019 – showing what a conference is for

What is the right format for discovery and legal technology conferences? The fashion is to criticise them, with their purpose, speakers, agendas, venue, room layout, and food all sneeringly dismissed because they don’t match some notional ideal – an ideal … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London: data privacy and DSARs – the GDPR’s slow-burning threat

When I wrote recently about the agenda for Relativity Fest London, taking place on 21 May, I neglected to mention that I am taking part in one of its panels. It is called Whose data is it anyway? Data Privacy … Continue reading

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Trading ideas with the millennials: Inventus sponsors the Junior LSLA summer party

The Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association is a sub-group of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA), open to litigators with up to 8 years post -qualification experience. They are holding a summer party at the Sky Bar at Leonardo Royal … Continue reading

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Interview: Kris Wasserman of D4 / Special Counsel on adding high-value services to RelativityOne

Kris Wasserman is Regional Vice President at D4 / Special Counsel. I interviewed him at Relativity Fest in Chicago and asked him first about D4’s use of RelativityOne. D4 was an early adopter of RelativityOne and, Kris Wasserman said, had … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Sterkel of NightOwl Discovery on how corporate legal departments procure discovery services

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Scott Sterkel, Director of Sales at NightOwl Discovery. I asked him if he was seeing differences in how corporate legal departments procure services. Scott Sterkel said that there are now more people involved … Continue reading

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Interview: Paul Mankoo of Inventus on working together to deliver legal services

This is the third in a series of interviews which I did with Paul Mankoo, CEO of Inventus, at Legaltech in New York. The subject of this short segment is the changes in the way organisations are spending money on … Continue reading

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Interview: Adam Rubinger of NightOwl Discovery on improving the client experience

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Adam Rubinger, whose role at NightOwl Discovery is Chief Client Officer. What, I asked, does that role cover? Adam Rubinger said that that his role is to ensure that clients have the best … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London is on 21 May and the agenda has been published

Relativity Fest London takes place on 21 May, and the agenda has been published. As always, it offers a wide range of subjects, covering both Relativity’s technology and the context in which it is used. Registration is free and the … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon writes about the other kind of AI – actual intelligence

Integreon’s business is document review, for litigation, regulation and other purposes, including litigation content management, and compliance due diligence. Its business involves using a mixture of technology, human skills and well-honed processes to deliver document review services as quickly and cost … Continue reading

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OpenText recorded webinar: Data Subject Access Requests

OpenText has published a webinar which I moderated for them recently on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). The speakers were Catrina Smith and David Wilkins of Norton Rose Fulbright. Catrina Smith is a partner in the employment department at Norton … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting and the increasing cross-over between information governance, privacy and security

In the beginning was eDiscovery and, alongside it, the barely-regarded business of records management. EDiscovery brought obvious risk – of losing a case or, in the US, of being sanctioned for non-compliance with a court rule. Records management appeared to … Continue reading

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Interview: Adam Kuhn of OpenText on new technologies and their practical applications

Adam Kuhn is Director, Product Marketing, at OpenText Discovery. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York, where we talked first about the wide range of technologies which OpenText has collected for the legal market, and then about how they … Continue reading

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Formal launch of the ILTA Litigation Support and Data Exchange Protocol on 30 April in London

I wrote in February about the work of the ILTA UK’s Special Interest Group to help lawyers devise and agree the “appropriate methodology” section of the new Disclosure Review Document. Its output is a best practice data exchange protocol The … Continue reading

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RTFT – Read the Flipping Title. 51U not 31U

I have just published an article whose heading was (or was meant to be) UTB v Sheffield United – interpreting PD51U in a way that makes it work. As I was about to publish it, I half saw a mention … Continue reading

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UTB v Sheffield United – interpreting PD51U in a way that makes it work

UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 914 (Ch) (09 April 2019) has caught attention mainly for the observation by Sir Geoffrey Vos that the White Book is wrong on one point in relation to the coming into … Continue reading

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Interview: JR Jenkins of Nuix on the success of the integration between Nuix and Ringtail

I have known JR Jenkins, now at Nuix with the rest of Ringtail, for many years. We have had long discussions over that time once or twice a year, talking not only about Ringtail but also about the developments in … Continue reading

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Interview: Ashley Legel of NightOwl Discovery on the interaction between law, business and technology

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Ashley Legel, Enterprise Account Executive at NightOwl Discovery. Our subject was changes in the way law, business and technology interact and, sometimes, pull in different directions. I was interested to hear what changes … Continue reading

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Fish in a barrel – evidence on social media sends claimant to prison

Last week saw yet another case where evidence on social media contradicted a claim made by a party to litigation. You have to wonder when people will catch on to the public nature of such posts and their implications when … Continue reading

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Consilio survey: increasing corporate investment in detecting bad behaviour

Consilio’s business was founded on electronic discovery, the (usually retrospective) collection, analysis and production of documents and data required for litigation or for regulatory investigations. Discovery remains important, of course, but it has become increasingly important also to identify behaviour … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on using total data intelligence for compliance and HR purposes

I have had several conversations over the years with Matthew Geaghan of Nuix about the cross-over between eDiscovery tools and skills and other areas beyond eDiscovery. I interviewed him again at Legaltech in New York and asked him where we … Continue reading

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Interview: Paul Mankoo of Inventus – Why Inventus? We’re nice people

I recently published an interview with Paul Mankoo, CEO of Inventus, in which he talked about the race to the top for talent – how a company’s people are a differentiator between it and its rivals, and specifically in the context … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Lan of icourts on the advance of analytics and technology-assisted review in Australia

icourts is an Australian company offering forensic investigations, data processing, eDiscovery, and related services. It has long been a Relativity partner. At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Matt Lan of icourts and asked him first about the uptake of analytics in … Continue reading

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Previewing the Nuix 2019 Insider Conference in London

As I have reported earlier, the 2019 Nuix Insider Conference takes place at County Hall, Westminster Bridge in London, on 4 April. There is also a Ringtail Nuix User Group meeting and a Partner Summit on 3 April. Jonathan Rees, … Continue reading

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Interview: James Neath on Morae Global’s eDiscovery consulting practice and its use of RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed James Neath, president of the Information Management and Discovery market team at Morae Global. Morae Global has been using Relativity for a long time – Relativity is its platform of choice and it has many … Continue reading

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Information Governance begins at home

Stripped of its refinements, information governance is the management of information, including the policies and governance rules which dictate what is kept and how it is stored and tagged, and what is destroyed. The aim is to be able to … Continue reading

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Ricoh and Venio Systems webinar on 19 March: how self-service is redefining eDiscovery

On Tuesday 19 March, Ricoh and Venio Systems are presenting a joint webinar called How self-service is redefining eDiscovery. The subject is the value which the VenioOne OnDemand self-service interface has brought to the Ricoh team, and the major benefit … Continue reading

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A brief hiatus….

Last week was meant to be one of high output. Most of the videos from earlier events are completed and published, and my son Will is filling my Inbox with drafts of the Legaltech videos. There are pending events to … Continue reading

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A broad agenda at the Nuix Insider Conference in London on 4 April

The Nuix Insider Conference is a one-day event in London covering all aspects of working with data, including forensic investigations, eDiscovery, incident response, and governance. This year it takes place on 4 April at County Hall by Westminster Bridge. The … Continue reading

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The MoD on the disclosure naughty step again: indemnity costs where disclosure conduct falls outside the norm

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has, unfortunately for it, become the reverse poster child for disclosure by UK government departments. Its most recent reverse comes in a judgment by Mr Justice Fraser in Serco Ltd v Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Interview: Roland von Borstel of Ricoh on the increasing take-up of technology-assisted review

Roland von Borstel is Director, Discovery Solutions, at Ricoh in Canada. I spoke to him at Relativity Fest in Chicago and asked him about the take-up of discovery analytics in Canada. Roland von Borstel said that Canada is embracing analytics. Analytics … Continue reading

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Interview: Paul Mankoo of Inventus – the race to the top for talent

While in New York for Legaltech, I interviewed Paul Mankoo, CEO of Inventus, on a range of eDiscovery subjects. I first met Paul Mankoo about 20 years ago, and his present position as CEO of a global eDiscovery company gives … Continue reading

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Disclosure difficulties in UK criminal cases – especially mobile phone evidence

Two articles in Counsel Magazine cover the growing concerns about disclosure in criminal proceedings. They emphasise the pressures, mainly on defendants but also on the Crown Prosecution Service and the police, caused by increasing volumes of data, by the technical … Continue reading

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eDiscovery training at the White House from ACEDS, Ricoh and FTI

Behind the headlines and the high politics, the White House is a government department whose Executive Office must deal with information governance, records management and IT like any other department. ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) recently took a … Continue reading

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DLA Piper – Data Protection Laws of the World 2019

Several years have passed since DLA Piper first launched its comprehensive handbook reviewing data protection laws of the world. The 2019 edition has now been published. It came to my attention thanks to a LinkedIn post from former US Magistrate … Continue reading

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Interview: Grant Whiteley of KordaMentha on the take-up of technology-assisted review in Australia

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Grant Whiteley of Australian advisory and forensics provider KordaMentha. Shortly after that interview, Relativity and KordaMentha announced that KordaMentha had become Australia’s first RelativityOne certified partner. My interview was not about that yet-to-be-announced … Continue reading

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Interview: Thomas Sely of FTI Consulting on the growing need for FTI’s eDiscovery services in France

Thomas Sely is Senior Director – eDiscovery and Forensic Technologies at FTI Consulting in Paris. I interviewed him in London recently, interested to know more about the demand for forensic technology in France, where FTI has been expanding its technology … Continue reading

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Parallels between the informed patient and the informed client

An article called The informed patient by Dr Helen Salisbury in the British Medical Journal interested me not merely because I am an occasional patient at Dr Salisbury’s practice, but because what she says in the article is similar to … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Peck of DLA Piper on cross-border discovery and technology-assisted review

I have been interviewing former Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck for several years now, and doing panels with him for even longer. Now retired from the bench, he is senior counsel with DLA Piper. I took the opportunity to interview him … Continue reading

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Interview: Danny Chan of Ricoh on a case study involving Relativity Analytics

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Danny Chan of Ricoh to ask him about a matter he had worked on involving the use of Relativity Analytics. Danny Chan said that the client was already out of time in dealing … Continue reading

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This is a test – change of URL and request to email recipients

For 12 years or so, this blog has had the address http://www.chrisdale.wordpress.com. We have now changed it to http://www.chrisdaleoxford.com. This is neater and ties in with the name I use for email, Twitter and Skype. The blog itself has stayed … Continue reading

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Privacy panels, video venues and more at my 13th Legaltech

I am back from my 13th Legaltech in New York, and facing the annual challenge of trying to summarise it. I do not deliberately wait to see the summaries of others before writing mine, but some people are so fast … Continue reading

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Data exchange protocol from the UK ILTA Litigation Support Special Interest Group

The disclosure pilot set out in Practice Direction 51U, now in force in many UK civil courts, requires completion of a Disclosure Review Document. Among other things, the DRD requires parties to agree how they will transfer information between them … Continue reading

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Interview: Joy Murao of Practice Aligned Resources, winner of Relativity’s Stellar Women in eDiscovery Award

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, Relativity gave a series of awards to individuals for their contribution to eDiscovery and its related subjects. One of those awards was the Relativity Stellar Woman in eDiscovery award. The winner was Joy Murao of … Continue reading

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Interview: Chris Hatfield of FTI Consulting on changing trends in forensic data collections

Christopher Hatfield is an expert in digital forensics, cyber and eDiscovery at FTI Consulting in London. I spoke to him recently about changing trends in forensic data collections.   Chris Hatfield said that Google and Microsoft now have discovery interfaces … Continue reading

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The interviewer interviewed: me on the use of video to promote businesses and ideas

Well, this is a bit different. I do a lot of video interviews. I am usually the one quietly asking polite questions while someone else sits in the limelight talking about their business or about some subject of interest. Now … Continue reading

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Interview: Tessa Jacob of Husch Blackwell, Relativity Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year

At Relativity’s big annual event, Relativity Fest, Relativity gave awards to various people whose contribution is making a difference to the take-up and use of technology in law. The award for Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year went to Tessa … Continue reading

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