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High Court orders manual document search in $65m damages claim after concerns over computer review

A High Court judge has ordered a manual search of tens of thousands of documents in a $65m breach of warranty case because of concerns over the claimants’ approach to computer-assisted review. Mr Justice Coulson said disclosure had been “something of a running sore in this case”.

February 22nd, 2018 | No Comments »

TCC e-disclosure protocol to support Jackson reforms from 2014

An e-disclosure protocol developed in a collaborative initiative by practitioners and legal IT specialists has been approved by the Technology and Construction Court for use from 1 January 2014.

November 15th, 2013 | No Comments »

Cost in translation

Courts around the world are cracking down on costs yet the complexity of complying with disclosure rules is increasing, especially where multiple languages are involved. Drew Macaulay of Consilio looks at the major challenges facing litigators when dealing with multi-lingual disclosure.

May 15th, 2013 | Comments Off on Cost in translation

Manhattan transfer?

E-disclosure is likely to be one of the largest and most difficult parts of putting together an estimate under costs management. James Morrey-Jones, an electronic evidence consultant at Kroll Ontrack UK, considers the key issues.

November 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on Manhattan transfer?

Boardman: reduce disclosure to the relevant documents to cut “exorbitant” litigation costs

The cost of commercial litigation remains “exorbitant”, with abolition of general disclosure the first attack that should be made on it, a leading City solicitor has argued. Nigel Boardman said the legal profession has not given “an adequate response to the change in the economy since 2008”.

October 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

Rise of the machines: getting e-disclosure right

The criticism meted out by Mr Justice Ramsey, following what has been described as multiple failures in the e-disclosure process in the case involving the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo), may have caught some practitioners by surprise.

October 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Rise of the machines: getting e-disclosure right

Wary lawyers holding back development of e-disclosure market, says report

A lack of understanding among lawyers about what e-disclosure technology can do, along with nervousness about using the more innovative tools – such as predictive coding – mean that the market has only been on a shallow growth curve, a new report has found.

August 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on Wary lawyers holding back development of e-disclosure market, says report

The next generation of legal review

Today’s surge of electronically stored information (ESI) has forced companies involved in document-intensive litigation to adopt a different approach to document review. Lawyers need to search and review enormous volumes of ESI in short time periods to assess the merits of their own case and to produce relevant data to opposing parties.

July 13th, 2012 | Comments Off on The next generation of legal review