Discovery Strategy

With today’s proliferation of information, coupled with the requirements of the High Court Discovery Rules, it is essential to devise a strategy that can help you achieve a more proportionate and cost effective discovery process.

The time invested at the outset could save thousands down the track, not to mention lessening the burden for you and your firm. Even on the smallest of matters, spending an hour or so at the outset can provide considerable value as the matter progresses.

spending an hour at the outset can save thousands later in the matter

We can assist you in devising a strategy that suits the requirements of the matter to help you manage discovery efficiently and cost effectively.

We can assist with your discovery strategy by:

  • Liaising with your client to identify document sources and volumes
    • Devising questionnaires/checklists for law firms to work through with their clients IT to ascertain sources of information and devise an approach to manage the information
  • Assisting with the preparation of discovery costs, budgets and timelines.
    • Understanding the costs involved, including costs of different strategies, together with costs involved for each eDiscovery software and provider
    • Assessing and predicting costs involved to substantiate proportionality claims in preparation for the first Case Management Conference
  • Preparing for the first Case Management Conference and engaging with other parties to address the mandatory Discovery Checklist
  • Devising the most suitable ECA, search and review strategies, including preparing effective keyword search terms and deploying technology assisted review techniques like Predictive Coding
  • Complying with the requirements of the listing and exchange protocol
    • Modifying the protocol to suit your case
    • Identifying pitfalls and unnecessary practices (e.g. removing the expensive manual document listing)
    • Ensuring you can work with the documents you receive from other parties

Find out how we can give you the edge that you need