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Sanctions and how to avoid them: talk by Gordon Exall and Sarah Venn on 3 December

Barrister Gordon Exall is giving a talk called Sanctions and how to avoid them at Hardwicke Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn on 3 December at 5:30pm along with Sarah Venn of Hardwicke Chambers. Continue reading

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Singapore International Commercial Court plans move ahead

Ambitious plans to set up the Singapore International Court moved closer this week when the proposals were put before the Singapore Parliament. Continue reading

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eDiscovery in Asia – London on 2 September

eDiscovery in Asia – a breakfast seminar in London on 2 September organised by Nigel Murray Continue reading

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ZDNet article: killing trust in the US technology industry

A ZDNet article by Zack Whittaker is headed How one judge single-handedly killed trust in US technology industry. The subject is the ruling by US District Judge Loretta Preska upholding an earlier ruing ordering Microsoft to hand over documents held only on non-US servers. Continue reading

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iCONECT XERA now available on Aquipt MatterPoint Platform

iCONECT, makers of the XERA eDiscovery platform, have reached an agreement with Aquipt to make XERA available on Aquipt’s MatterPoint infrastructure. Continue reading

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Lawyers On Demand knows how to appeal

This is about good marketing rather than eDiscovery / eDisclosure. The business of Lawyers on Demand is matching the temporary requirements of in-house legal departments with the talents of lawyers who disdain the implications of full-time employment and instead offer … Continue reading

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Mr Justice Flaux takes charge of the Commercial Court

Mr Justice Flaux has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as judge in charge of the Commercial Court with effect from 3 July. The media release is here. Anything I know about him is anecdotal, but anecdote suggests that he … Continue reading

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Nuix paper – Investigate Workstation 5.2

Nuix has published a paper showcasing the processing power of its Investigate Workstation 5.2 and showing how it helps investigators deal with the growing datasets encountering digital investigations. Continue reading

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Oxford City Council snoops on its citizens from the air

Oxford City Council has hired a plane to snoop on its citizens regardless of the privacy implications. Continue reading

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Technical competence an ethical obligation in eDiscovery

A Recommind blog post by Drew Lewis considers the ethical duty to be technically competent in eDiscovery Continue reading

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UBIC wins praise from corporate clients for its forensic tools

The best references come from happy clients, and UBIC is obviously pleased to be able to report that two major pharmaceutical manufacturers have praised the investigations and analysis support solutions in UBIC’s analytics review platform Lit i View. Continue reading

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Direct digital court access for Netherlands citizens

Judge Dory Reiling is a senior judge in Amsterdam and author of technology for Justice, a book on improving access to justice with information technology. Here is an article by her on her blog, Technology for Justice, describing a system which she and her team have developed to give citizens direct access to the courts by the use of technology. Continue reading

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Public access to the Bar

A good article by Jeremy Hopkins of Riverview Law explaining what is – and is not – implied by recent publicity about barristers qualifying to undertake public access work Public Access to the Bar – main event or sideshow? Continue reading

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Why not simplify civil procedure?

An article in the NLJ called The simple approach by Richard Langley makes the suggestion, obvious to all except the rule-makers, that costs could be reduced by simplifying the CPR.

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Today’s General Counsel – The Exchange – San Francisco 17-18 March

Today’s General Counsel – The Exchange – San Francisco 17-18 March Continue reading

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Singapore to create two new dispute resolution centres

Singapore to create two new dispute resolution centres about Singapore’s plans for the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) Continue reading

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Equivio Zoom 3.5 – faster training and enhanced results for predictive coding

The Equivio Zoom platform integrates a number of the data analytics tools which gave Equivio its reputation, including email threads, near-duplicate detection, Equivio’s Relevance predictive coding tool and Equivio Themes. Zoom presents a clean attractive interface whose design criteria include … Continue reading

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ZyLAB explains automatic fraud triangle analytics

A new post on the ZyLAB blog has the title Automatic fraud triangle analytics made possible with text-mining and content analytics. The detection of fraud involves a number of things, but two things in particular arise here. One is an … Continue reading

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Webinars from Equivio, AccessData and iCONECT

A reminder of three webinars coming up on 19 and 20 November which I have written about and which I recommend: Equivio on 19 November Predictive Coding Minus the Hype webinar No. 5: predictive coding with two industry experts. My … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services article: Proportionality Just Across the Pond – UK, US and Canada

Charles Lavallée, a director at the Xerox-owned Lateral Data, has written an article called Proportionality Just Across the Pond – UK, US and Canada whose purpose is to compare briefly how eDiscovery is managed in these three jurisdictions. Continue reading

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Innovate – IT-Lex Technology Law Conference on 17 to 18 October in Florida

You have to admire a technology law website which makes its commitment to clarity with the words Eschewing tech law obfuscation to enlighten everyone’s inner geek. That is the claim (and it is a justified claim) of IT-Lex Technology Law, a website run by Adam Losey (yes, son of the famous Ralph, but an eDiscovery force in his own right). Continue reading

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White collar crime experts help raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The ABA International White Collar Crime Conference is taking place in London on 7 and 8 October. Aaron Stevens, a partner in the financial crime and investigations group at BLP, has had the idea of bringing together a team to … Continue reading

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Craig Ball’s 10 eDiscovery Tips for Judges

US eDiscovery is fortunate in the quality of those who talk and write about the subject. One of the most trenchant commentators – no, scratch that, the most trenchant commentator – on eDiscovery is Craig Ball, whose Ball in your court blog, should be compulsory reading wherever electronic discovery / eDisclosure takes place. Having advanced forensic skills plus legal knowledge sufficient to make him a Special Master AND the ability to speak and write clearly about these things is an enviable spread of talents. Continue reading

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Ron Friedmann interviews David Horrigan of 451 Research

A quick pointer to a video interview in which Ron Friedmann, a consultant with Fireman & Company and author of the popular blog “Strategic Legal Technology”, chats with David Horrigan, an attorney and analyst with 451 Research. Continue reading

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Bloomberg Law video interview with Richard Susskind – With radical changes, law firms can beat recession

This short YouTube video from Bloomberg Law is an interview with Professor Richard Susskind which encapsulates much of the message from his recent book Tomorrow’s Lawyers. Continue reading

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Appointments and awards at Consilio, Huron Legal and UBIC

I do not keep track of all the moves, appointments and awards within the worldwide eDiscovery / eDisclosure market, but it is helpful occasionally to collect a few together to help remind us that there is a thriving industry here. Continue reading

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Patrick Burke joins Reed Smith’s Records and EDiscovery (RED) Group

Reed Smith has recruited Patrick Burke as Counsel in its Records and EDiscovery (RED) Group. It is not perhaps a coincidence that I wrote about Reed Smith recently in an article called Reed Smith: 6 reasons to Insource Litigation Support – I would love to be able to write more about law firm eDiscovery expertise, but few of them seem to have much to say. Continue reading

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IQPC survey – industry reaction to the Jackson reforms

IQPC’s 8th Annual Information Governance & eDisclosure Summit 2013 takes place in London from 14 to 16 May. One of the obvious areas for discussion is the impact of the Jackson reforms on the eDisclosure aspects of case management. Continue reading

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Epiq Systems expands in Asia and recruits in Japan

Epiq Systems, provider of managed technology and services for lawyers internationally, has been in Hong Kong since 2009. From last year, it has offered document review services in Hong Kong in addition to the range of technology and consulting solutions which it has always provided there. Continue reading

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Nuix to help the TSA to join up the dots

The US Transportation Security Administration has selected Nuix to help it process and search large volumes of data from disparate sources and to do so very quickly. The Nuix press release is here. Continue reading

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Recommind webinar on 27 February: When is Predictive Coding right for your case?

Predictive Coding provider Recommind is sponsoring an Inside Counsel webinar called When is Predictive Coding right for your case? on Wednesday 27 February at 2pm ET / 11am PT Continue reading

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Symantec eDiscovery Cab to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Symantec has arranged for cab rides at LegalTech New York in what is being rebranded as the eDiscovery Cab. This is a customised variant on a Discovery Channel television game show called Cash Cab in which prizes are awarded by driver Ben Bailey. Continue reading

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Adobe GC: Things I Wish I Learnt in Law School

One of the continuing themes in legal practice is that the law schools are failing in their duty to produce the next generation of lawyers armed with the skills needed for the world in which they will (if they are lucky) work. We come across this specifically in the context of electronic discovery / eDisclosure, which is barely talked about all, even in US law schools. Continue reading

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