Category Archives: Electronic disclosure

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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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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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: 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: 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: Nicola Harrison of Nuix on the benefits of Nuix’s Ringtail acquisition plus forthcoming Nuix webinars

The video interview has become my preferred form of output, giving the opportunity to learn at first hand from people engaged in different parts of the eDiscovery world. We do a lot of them, and it is great when, as here, … Continue reading

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Interview: Xavier Diokno of Consilio talks about helping clients with the use of analytics in eDiscovery

It is still true to say that many lawyers do not understand the value of analytics nor the value which an external consultant can bring to their use. Xavier Diokno is Senior Director, Data Analytics at Consilio. In this interview, … Continue reading

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Interview: Brian Stuart of FTI Consulting on the opportunities to add value and new services with Relativity

It is noticeable that eDiscovery and the subjects which are grouped around it are becoming more interesting to those who work in it. I don’t mean merely that there is more work around, but that the participants are finding it … Continue reading

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Webinar: OpenText corporate legal ops survey with Ari Kaplan

Ari Kaplan’s reputation lies principally in the surveys which he conducts among corporate legal professionals. These are not tick-box affairs but extensive interviews from which comprehensive results are extracted, with a real value to those interested in the business of … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar today: 2018 Data Discovery Legal Year in Review

Relativity is presenting a webinar today, 13 December, with the title 2018 Data Discovery Legal Year in Review. 2018 has been an interesting year. The webinar will cover major cases like United States v. Microsoft and Carpenter v. United States. … Continue reading

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Interviews: Vince Neicho of Integreon on outsourcing document review

Earlier this year I interviewed Vince Neicho, old friend and companion in disclosure rules development, long time litigation support manager at Allen & Overy, and now VP – Legal Services at Integreon in London. Quite often, the interviews we do … Continue reading

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Drone drugs gang film themselves and deliver the results to the police

I wrote recently about the recovery of data from drones, using an example found on the AccessData website. That article, as you would expect from a leading forensics company, focused on the use of AccessData’s technology to recover and analyse … Continue reading

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Significant locations in IOS and the spying potential of domestic smart meters

US lawyer and forensic investigator Craig Ball turns up in these pages quite often because he and I have a common interest in the easy availability of evidence from the devices which most of us carry and which, with or … Continue reading

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UK ILTA eDisclosure Special Interest Group seeks feedback on draft data exchange protocol

This is a guest post, written by Andrew Haslam of the UK ILTA’s Special Interest Group for eDisclosure, seeking feedback on a draft data exchange protocol developed by UK ILTA. It seeks views by 19 January 2019. The overall objective of ILTA … Continue reading

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Hardwicke on the Disclosure Pilot: time to get ready

The Disclosure Pilot takes effect in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales from 1 January 2019. Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin of Hardwicke, the authors of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice (which I reviewed in complimentary terms … Continue reading

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Interview: Nina Bryant of FTI Consulting on privacy developments after the GDPR implementation date

I recently interviewed Nina Bryant of FTI Consulting to ask her what she was seeing six months after the implementation of the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). It had been the cause of much nervous anticipation, and I was … Continue reading

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Interview: Charlie Connor of Heretik on contract review and uncovering value in data beyond ediscovery

One of the most successful recent uses of technology is contract review software. At Relativity Fest I spoke to Charlie Connor of Heretik. Heretik makes contract review software based on Relativity, a good example of eDiscovery skills and tools finding … Continue reading

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Interview: Dr Donald Macfarlane of Hanzo talks about collecting dynamic web content

A wide range of developers and others bring their own skills and technology to the Relativity ecosystem in addition to Relativity’s free-standing use. Relativity is also good at giving me the opportunity to interview people from these organisations, giving me … Continue reading

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More examples of official acceptance of technology-assisted review

I occasionally put up examples where courts or regulators have given their blessing to the use of technology-assisted review. Two more have come to my attention. Neither involves litigation. The first lies in an order of 17 October of the … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Ball on how mobile data increases lawyers’ ability to uncover the truth

I wrote recently about an article by Craig Ball called Mobile to the Mainstream, part of Craig’s mission to make lawyers more aware of the prevalence and value of mobile data. At Relativity Fest, I had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading

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Practical compliance with Relativity Trace

Five years or so it began to be obvious that eDiscovery tools and skills would be applied to wider purposes. There were several reasons for this. The ability to handle ever-larger volumes of data and to present it usefully in … Continue reading

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Interview: Sam Farley of FTI Consulting on the changing eDisclosure expectations of corporate clients

Sam Farley is a Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting in London. I went to see him to find out how corporate clients are approaching the use of electronic disclosure tools and skills. The traditional model was that clients instructed lawyers … Continue reading

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The growing need for barristers to become data-aware

An article on the Legal Futures site is headed Barristers becoming as vulnerable to cyber attacks as solicitors. Its opening picks up a warning from the Bar Standards Board reporting that solicitors had already fallen victim to IT threats and … Continue reading

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AccessData: retrieving data from drones

An article by Sam Holt on the AccessData website is headed Drone attacks. How can we fight back? Its context is the growing threat of drones being used for criminal purposes – the transport of drugs, sending material into prisons … Continue reading

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From Prague to Piccadilly Circus: drawing conclusions about a photograph without the help of metadata

This is a Friday afternoon post which, though it is relevant to discovery, is more about using observation and investigation to draw conclusions about photographs. Evidence does not always come in neat electronic packages or from the mouth of an … Continue reading

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Consilio’s search for differentiated solutions takes it to DiscoverReady

A little over half a year has passed since Consilio acquired Advanced Discovery. Now it has acquired DiscoverReady, bringing its presence to more than 70 offices, review centres and data centres in 11 countries. In the Consilio press release, Consilio … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephen Stewart of Nuix talking about Ringtail, and a Ringtail demo

I have recorded around 50 interviews recently, and only now get the opportunity to go back through them. One advantage of the interviews which I did with Nuix is that Nuix did the filming and editing. Chatting to interesting people … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Field of FTI Consulting on the growing use of technology-assisted review in the UK

Matthew Field is a Director at FTI Consulting in London. I interviewed him recently about the increase in the use of the technology which is known variously as technology-assisted review and predictive coding (and which I will call “TAR” for … Continue reading

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Discovery messages for participants and for investigators in an alleged murder plot

I had no sooner finished reading Craig Ball’s article Mobile to the Mainstream (I wrote about that here), when the Times published the report [£] of the trial of participants in an alleged murder attempt last year. The trial continues, so … Continue reading

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Mobile to the mainstream – Craig Ball on proportionate retrieval of mobile data

US forensics expert and trial lawyer Craig Ball has two attributes which are valuable – he knows what he is talking about, and he writes about it clearly and persuasively. In addition, much of what he says applies in jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Interview: Owen Bourke of Clayton Utz on growing awareness of legal technology in Australia

Owen Bourke is Director, Forensics & Technology at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s largest law firms. My interview with him took place more than a year ago, at Relativity Fest 2017, but the points which he makes in it are … Continue reading

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AccessData announces AD eDiscovery for Relativity

AccessData has announced the launch of AD eDiscovery for Relativity, integrating AD’s data collection, preservation and forensic tools with Relativity’s review capabilities. The integration involves a new direct export option. AccessData users can manage collection, search, preservation, legal hold and … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting expands its technology capabilities in the Middle East, UK and India

FTI Consulting has significantly expanded its services in forensic technology, data and analytics by appointing five senior managing directors in the Middle East, the UK and India. The five (pictured below) are Paul Walker, Amit Jaju, Andrew Pimlott, Muthmainur Rahman … Continue reading

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Rushing from pillar to post interrupts the writing of blog posts

Those who see only my blog output and do not follow me on Twitter may be forgiven for thinking that I have taken a few weeks off. The truth, sadly for me, is otherwise. Instead, I have spent 18 of … Continue reading

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Farewell to Nigel Murray

It is never the right time to write about newly-dead friends, but it seems fitting that I should be writing my appreciation of Nigel Murray on a flight back from an eDiscovery conference in the US. Nigel was the first … Continue reading

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Links to articles on technology-assisted review and on court acceptance of technology

Conference season is here, and by mid-October I will have spent 15 out 30 days at, or travelling to and from, foreign conferences. That inevitably reduces the number of articles I can write. It may be helpful, however, if I … Continue reading

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Coming up at the IBA in Rome: artificial intelligence and alternative facts in family law

I am taking part in one of the sessions of the AI day at the IBA 2018 programme in Rome. My invitation comes from Marcus Dearle, a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Hong Kong and Vice Chair of … Continue reading

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Ringtail and much more at the Nuix User Exchange 2018

If the Nuix User Exchange at Huntington Beach in California last week was dominated by Nuix’s acquisition of Ringtail (I wrote about that here), that is hardly surprising. It was not, I think, the original plan – there was plenty … Continue reading

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Interview: Vince Neicho of Integreon on satisfying regulators and on the rise of social media discovery

I have already published two interviews with Vince Neicho of Integreon in which he explains the benefits of outsourcing document review, whether for litigation, regulation or other purposes. You will find the earlier interviews here and here. In this third … Continue reading

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Nuix buys Ringtail eDiscovery software from FTI Consulting

“Consolidation” is the term used in the eDiscovery industry to refer to the series of acquisitions and mergers seen over the past few years. The usual reaction when one is announced is instant surprise (“I didn’t see that one coming”), … Continue reading

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James MacGregor joins Consilio as managing director in charge of the UK sales team

The now-completed merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery makes the London office of the combined business a very significant player in the eDiscovery / eDisclosure market. Consilio has appointed James MacGregor as managing director in charge of its sales team in … Continue reading

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Coming down to earth at the Masters Conference in London

As we sat on the 32nd floor of Broadgate Tower for the Masters Conference last week, a series of people came past the window. Was there a metaphor here, I wondered, for lawyers’ adoption of technology? These people were brave; … Continue reading

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ACEDS London event on 20 September: Bringing eDiscovery in-house

The UK chapter of ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) has organised some of the best eDiscovery-related events in London in the last couple of years. I moderated early ones on technology-assisted review and on the GDPR; the last one … Continue reading

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New career opportunities where technology meets legal practice

You may have noticed an increasing focus in this blog on career opportunities in electronic discovery / disclosure and the wider world where technology meets legal practice. I have no intention of becoming a kind of jobs board, but my … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon on outsourcing for smaller firms and for barristers

It is perhaps not surprising that when discovery stories are told, the focus is on the bigger cases. Talking to Vince Neicho of Integreon, I asked him if there was a role for outsourcing review in smaller matters and for … Continue reading

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Interview: Vince Neicho of Integreon on the benefits of outsourcing the disclosure process

Vince Neicho is VP – Legal Services at Integreon, based in London. Before that, he was at Allen & Overy for 42 years. For much of that time he was responsible for A&O’s eDisclosure and litigation support function. I interviewed him … Continue reading

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Going to ILTACON? For the first time in 10 years, I won’t see you there

Tom O’Connor has been working in eDiscovery since before eDiscovery became a thing. He has written two articles this week, both eloquent and both sad in tone. One was about the late Browning Marean who, four years after his death, … Continue reading

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Positions available at Relativity in support of its international expansion

While I have no plans to become a general advertising board for eDiscovery recruitment, I do think it helpful from time to time to show what types of positions are available, whether for those already involved in eDiscovery or for … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Legal is now Ricoh eDiscovery

Long-established Canadian eDiscovery provider Commonwealth Legal was acquired by Ricoh Canada in June 2014. The Commonwealth Legal brand has been maintained in the four years since then, with the company expanding and diversifying with Ricoh’s support. Now Commonwealth Legal has … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the fifth Nuix User Exchange at Huntington Beach

The fifth annual Nuix User Exchange takes place at Huntington Beach, California, from 16 to 18 September. I will be there, as usual, and will be previewing some of the sessions which catch my eye as the agenda nears completion. … Continue reading

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The portability of eDiscovery skills – from lawyer to regulator via a career in technology

The career of my friend Patrick Burke illustrates the range of opportunities open to those with legal and technology skills. One of the themes which recurs as I speak and write about eDiscovery and its related disciplines is that skills … Continue reading

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Brainspace integrates with RelativityOne

Cyxtera’s augmented intelligence platform, Brainspace, is now fully compatible with RelativityOne, the cloud version of Relativity’s widely-used eDiscovery platform. Brainspace uses analytics and visualisations to help users make faster and more informed data decisions. Integrating Brainspace with RelativityOne brings the … Continue reading

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Not just fines – GDPR data breach damages and reputational hits (not that the Home Office cares about its reputation)

Before the General Data Protection Regulation took effect, much of the commentary focused on the level of fines which might be levied for GDPR breaches. That there are other implications of GDPR breaches appears from an interesting article by Cordery … Continue reading

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Disclosure: CPRC approval of pilot scheme for Business and Property Courts – the drafts

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website, has published the documents relating to the pilot scheme for disclosure, initially in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. The documents are those approved by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and comprise … Continue reading

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How to use Continuous Active Learning for disclosure – a UK user view

Ed Spencer is a Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing. It was his affidavit which provided much of the technical information used by Master Matthews in giving his blessing to the solution agreed between the parties in Pyrrho. Ed Spencer and … Continue reading

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Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 7 August: School’s out – let’s stay connected – the Internet of Things

David Greetham is VP, eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, Inc. Ricoh is a supporter of ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists), who are running a series of webinars throughout the summer. David Greetham is the presenter of one … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 23 July: evolving intelligence-driven digital investigations

Nuix is presenting a webinar on 23 July with the title Scaling for the future: evolving your intelligent-driven digital investigations. The presenter is Stuart Clarke, Global Head of Security and Intelligence. The theme is that there is ever more data … Continue reading

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Free 30 day trial of Quin-C from AccessData

Earlier this year, AccessData launched Quin-C, its new solution for data access, processing, and analysis, designed to enable investigators of every skill level to conduct more accurate and advanced investigations in shorter timescales. One of its strengths is its ability … Continue reading

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Interview: Sarah Brown of Epiq on the components of a successful eDiscovery plan

Sarah Brown is Senior Manager, Communications, at Epiq. I interviewed her at Legaltech in New York about the importance of communication in formulating and executing a discovery plan. Sarah Brown said that communication is an under-appreciated component of an eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Topics of interest at UK and EU eDiscovery / eDisclosure events so far in 2018

As the world pushes off for the summer, it is perhaps worth summarising the subjects which have proved of interest to those attending eDiscovery events so far this year. The attention in this article is on those I have attended, … Continue reading

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Approval of technology-assisted review in courts around the world

At Ricoh’s Technology in Practice in Toronto last November, I moderated a panel called TAR Trends around the World. The panellists were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (now retired from the bench and a Senior Counsel at DLA Piper), Maura … Continue reading

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Craig Earnshaw of FTI on the role of a technology consulting practice

Part of what I try to do is to encourage new entrants into a business which continues to expand both in importance and in global revenue, offering opportunities to people with a range of qualifications, skills and attitudes. I was … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media – Second Edition

Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of the Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media, Second Edition. The first edition was published in 2012, setting out a practical approach for addressing the corporate use … Continue reading

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Interview: Keith Conley of Epiq on Epiq’s growing global reach and technology investment

Keith Conley is President and Chief Operating Officer at Epiq. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York in February, asking him about Epiq’s recent and planned expansion a year after the merger with DTI which made Epiq the biggest … Continue reading

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Interview: Glenn Barden of FTI on the benefits of FTI’s partnership with Relativity

At Relativity Fest in London, I interviewed Glenn Barden of FTI in the UK about FTI’s adoption of Relativity in London. The post-event party was underway by the time of our interview which explains the background noise. Glenn Barden said … Continue reading

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Interview: Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer at Relativity

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer at Relativity. I started by asking her what her role encompasses. Amanda Fennell said that the Chief Security Officer role at Relativity differs from most Chief Information … Continue reading

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Interview: Anthony Di Bello of OpenText on the positive effects of the GDPR on corporate IG

Anthony Di Bello is Senior Director, Market Development, at OpenText. I knew him at Guidance Software before that, and OpenText’s acquisition of Guidance Software is the first topic covered in this interview, recorded at Legaltech in New York in February … Continue reading

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Interview: David Greetham of Ricoh – a London data centre and an active learning case study

David Greetham is Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh Legal in the US. I caught up with him at Relativity Fest in London and asked him about Ricoh’s plans for discovery and related subjects beyond North America. … Continue reading

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Interview: Cliff Dutton of Epiq on innovation and disruption in eDiscovery

Cliff Dutton is Chief Innovation Officer at Epiq. I took part in a US panel discussion with him years ago and was glad to catch up with him at Legaltech in New York in February. The word “innovation” is used … Continue reading

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Growing awareness of the importance of social media in civil and criminal courts

The importance of social media, including pictures, video, audio and  and the increasing volume of potential evidence created on phones and tablets, has been properly receiving much attention recently. It brings with it questions of costs, cuts, and proportionality as … Continue reading

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Proposed new disclosure rule gets approval in principle from CPRC

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has given approval in principle to the proposed new disclosure rule for England and Wales. A LinkedIn post by Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons reports that the CPRC gave its approval on 15 June … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Shellie of Intelligent Voice on searching and reviewing audio in eDiscovery

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Ben Shellie, CEO of Intelligent Voice. Intelligent Voice, Ben Shellie said, makes software designed to make audio review as simple as any other document review. It takes voice recordings, turns them into … Continue reading

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Chairing the IICE eDiscovery Forum in London on 26 and 27 June

The IICE eDiscovery Forum takes place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 26 to 27 June 2018. IICE stands for Information Governance, Investigations, Compliance and eDiscovery. This is the event which has for years been known to most of us as … Continue reading

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Non-compliance with peremptory disclosure orders – Powell v Watford Borough Council and the limits on judicial discretion

There is no substitute for reading the rules relating to disclosure, whether those expressly so – Rule 31 and its practice directions – or those with wider effect elsewhere in the rules. What happens, though, when something in the rules … Continue reading

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ACEDS Summer Symposium: the GDPR, US v Microsoft, and the CLOUD Act from an eDiscovery perspective

The collection of data held abroad has long been a difficult (and interesting) subject for the US courts, state authorities and lawyers. 2018 has brought us the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the culmination of the battle between the US … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 13 June: mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery

The merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery, which I wrote about here, has now taken place. The combined company is presenting a webinar on 13 June with the title Mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery. The amount of … Continue reading

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Two Canada-based events on 13 and 14 June: Using Active Learning for accelerated review

Relativity, Ricoh eDiscovery and Commonwealth Legal are between them presenting two events this week with the title Using Active Learning for accelerated document review. The first is a discussion / presentation on 13 June at 4.00pm in Toronto. The subjects … Continue reading

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