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Increasing Acceptance of Technology Assisted Review

March 28th, 2017

In December 2016, the Supreme Court of Victoria endorsed the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in the eDiscovery process in the case of McConnell Dowell Constructors v Santam. This was the first time TAR had been approved for use in litigation in an Australian Court. My article in the latest Information Governance ANZ newsletter, explored TAR […]

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When to consider using Technology Assisted Review?

April 19th, 2016

When considering the use of TAR (technology assisted review or predictive coding), too often the question centres on the volumes involved in the matter. Even though the volumes will be a significant factor, other considerations that may also impact are the time frames that you have, together with the resources that you have at your […]

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New Player Hits the eDiscovery Market

February 9th, 2016

At a time globally when there have been a number of recent acquisitions and consolidations in the eDiscovery market, Sky Discovery have launched to provide a new eDiscovery offering to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Sky Discovery is headed up by Nathan Wigginton and Jeff Jarrett, formerly of eLaw and Anderson Hind from Law […]

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NuLegal adopts Everlaw’s eDiscovery Software

November 16th, 2015

One of the leading Australian litigation support providers, NuLegal has announced it is moving to Everlaw as its preferred eDiscovery review platform. NuLegal will continue to use Nuix for processing, whilst Everlaw will be used for the review and case management post the discovery phase. Everlaw’s main focus is the review process with its ease […]

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Highlights of the Technology Demonstration Stream

May 13th, 2015

In my last few posts I have provided an overview of the three separate streams from the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. In this the final summary of the event, I will take a more in-depth look at the Technology Demonstrations & Case Studies Stream.    This year we introduced a new Technology Demonstration & Case […]

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LDM Global opens new Sydney eDiscovery Data Centre

November 20th, 2014

Global eDiscovery provider LDM Global has recently expanded into Australia and has opened a new data centre in Sydney. The Sydney data centre complements the data centres that LDM Global has in the United Kingdom and the United States. The official press release from LDM Global is available here. The new Sydney data centre allows […]

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EDT promote a fresh approach to eDiscovery

July 29th, 2014

Last week I facilitated the EDT lunch forum in Auckland that also launched their New Zealand eDiscovery hosting services. There was an excellent turnout with a mix of law firms, regulators and the presence of New Zealand’s leading technology Judge – His Honour Judge Harvey. Like the lunch forums EDT ran last year, this year […]

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EDT to host luncheon launching their New Zealand hosted solutions

July 14th, 2014

Leading legal software provider EDT is hosting a lunch in Auckland on the 24th of July, to announce its new hosted solutions for the New Zealand market and to present an Early Case Assessment (ECA) case study. The case study will show how law firms in the US have used EDT to provide lawyers with early […]

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Judiciary & industry experts promote proactive use of technology

July 9th, 2014

Last month I attended a roundtable discussion hosted by e.law and Nuix on Why information governance is key for eDiscovery. The roundtable was a prelude to my week long visit to Sydney which revolved around the Chilli IQ Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit (which I provided an overview of in an earlier post). I will […]

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“Kangaroos don’t move backwards” – Chilli IQ eDiscovery Summit overview

June 25th, 2014

Last week in Sydney I attended the Chilli IQ 8th Annual Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit. The 2014 Summit gathered together some of the world’s leading experts in the field over two days to discuss and debate what is happening with Information Governance and eDiscovery. The event continues to evolve each year, with the level of […]

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Preview of the Chilli IQ 8th Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit

May 20th, 2014

Chilli IQ’s 8th Annual Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit is only a few weeks away, taking place in Sydney on the 17th and 18th of June at the Swissotel Hotel. The Chilli IQ event has long been acknowledged as the leading event on the Australian eDiscovery scene, attracting delegates from all around Australia and further […]

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Recommind raise eDiscovery expectations in New Zealand

May 13th, 2014

Leading eDiscovery firm Recommind held the New Zealand launch of their new Axcelerate 5 eDiscovery software last week in Auckland. The launch was in the form of a sit down lunch with many of New Zealand’s leading law firms present. I was invited by Recommind to present a session on how eDiscovery has evolved in […]

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Recommind head to New Zealand for Axcelerate 5 Launch Party

April 30th, 2014

Leading global eDiscovery firm Recommind is holding a launch in Auckland on the 8th of May for their new Axcelerate 5 eDiscovery software. The event is the first public demonstration of Axcelerate 5 in New Zealand. I have been invited by Recommind to address the event about how the discovery process has evolved. It will be […]

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Overview of the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

March 25th, 2014

On Wednesday 19th of March, E-Discovery Consulting and EY welcomed over 100 participants from the New Zealand legal fraternity to the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The event attracted senior lawyers, barristers, in-house legal counsel, government departments and regulators – most organisations involved in litigation were represented in some capacity. The Conference has now […]

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Two days away from the New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

March 17th, 2014

There are only limited tickets available for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference being held at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland this Wednesday.    The 2014 event will build on the success of the inaugural event in 2013 which attracted over 100 participants. The conference has now developed into New Zealand’s leading eDiscovery and […]

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One week away from the New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

March 12th, 2014

We are now less than one week away from the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The event is being held in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza on the 19th of March.  The event will provide an awareness of the evolving issues and complexities in managing electronic information, and importantly, provide delegates with a practical […]

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Final programme confirmed for the New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

March 6th, 2014

The final programme with all the confirmed speakers has been finalised for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The conference is taking place in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza on the 19th of March. Many law firms, barristers, corporate organisations and government agencies have already registered with many of the organisations involved in litigation […]

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NZ eDiscovery Conference introduces leading eDiscovery providers

March 4th, 2014

Some of the world’s leading eDiscovery and legal technology providers are participating in the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. Nuix, EDT, FTI, Symantec, Recommind, Law In Order and InfocentriK are all sponsoring the event, which takes place in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza on the 19th of March. We are fortunate to have Nuix, EDT and […]

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FTI sponsors the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

February 28th, 2014

FTI has been confirmed as a Silver sponsor for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014. About FTI FTI Technology is the E-Discovery Practice of FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN). Corporations and their law firms choose FTI Technology to […]

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A New Zealand Predictive Coding success story

February 20th, 2014

Australian litigation Support provider Law in Order recently published a case study about how Predictive Coding, using kCura’s Relativity Assisted Review was successfully used on a large New Zealand litigation.  The Law In Order case study can be found here. The matter in the case study was one where I was engaged by the global corporate client […]

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Early Bird discount closing soon for 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

February 13th, 2014

The Early Bird discount for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference is closing on the 19th of February. Many law firms, barristers, corporate organisations and government departments have already registered to take advantage of the discounted rates. Most organisations involved in litigation are represented in some capacity. The 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference […]

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Recommind sponsors the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

February 11th, 2014

Recommind has been confirmed as a sponsor for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014. In the age of Big Data, Information is the lifeblood of organisations. At Recommind we make breakthrough software applications that harness the […]

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Sponsorship opportunities still available

January 30th, 2014

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for organisations that want to be part of New Zealand’s leading eDiscovery and legal technology event. The 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on the 19th of March 2014. We have been fortunate to attract leading eDiscovery providers with Nuix, […]

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EDT offers free LegalTech New York passes for NZ delegates

January 28th, 2014

One of the sponsors of our 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference, EDT is offering a limited number of free delegate passes to LegalTech New York 2014 for any signed up delegates for the March New Zealand conference. The delegate passes are valued at $1,495.00 (US Dollars). EDT has recently expanded into the US with […]

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Nuix sponsors the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

January 24th, 2014

Nuix has been confirmed as Gold sponsor for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014. Nuix is a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software. Nuix solutions scale to meet the […]

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Building on the success of the inaugural New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

January 21st, 2014

The 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference will build on the success of the inaugural Managing eDiscovery in New Zealand conference held in February 2013. The conference is presented by E-Discovery Consulting and EY, taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on the 19th of March 2014. The inaugural event attracted over 100 participants […]

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Law In Order sponsors the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

January 16th, 2014

Law in Order has been confirmed as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014. Law In Order is the leading supplier of document processing services to the Australian legal industry. Established in 1999, Law […]

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EDT sponsors 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

January 14th, 2014

EDT has been confirmed as one of the main sponsors for the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014. EDT is a recognized international provider of technology that manages discovery, disputes, investigations, and litigation. For over ten years, […]

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EDT lunch forums promote best practices and raises awareness

August 13th, 2013

Legal software provider EDT hosted a series of lunch forums last week in New Zealand to discuss issues and trends relating to eDiscovery and legal technology and help raise the awareness in the industry. Forums were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with invited guests from the industry, including representatives from law firms, corporations, regulators […]

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EDT to host New Zealand lunch forums

July 26th, 2013

EDT is holding a series of lunch forums next month in New Zealand. The forums are to discuss the impacts and opportunities presented by emerging technology trends and the likely ramifications of our new discovery rules.  The purpose of this event is to canvass the views regarding the needs of New Zealand law firms and […]

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NuLegal promotes the Predictive Coding message in Australia

July 24th, 2013

Australian litigation support provider NuLegal has been hosting a series of lunch seminars throughout Australia promoting Predictive Coding using Equivio Zoom. Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to attend the event they held in Brisbane. Mark de Bruyn from NuLegal and Jon Prideaux of Clayton Utz joined forces to present the seminar, focusing on a […]

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E-Discovery – Australian Style

June 21st, 2013

I spent last week in Sydney attending the 7th Chilli IQ Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit. The Chilli IQ event has become somewhat of an institution on the eDiscovery landscape ‘downunder’ as it attracts the major local players in the industry. Overview of the Chilli IQ E-Discovery Summit Like last year, I will direct those […]

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Greg O’Reilly joins Recommind to grow Asia Pacific presence

June 7th, 2013

Greg O’Reilly has joined Recommind as the Regional Manager for Asia Pacific. Greg will spearhead Recommind’s growth plans for the region with Recommind’s eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions. Recommind has been acknowledged as one of the leaders in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology. Many in the eDiscovery industry will be aware of Recommind through its Predictive […]

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Jo Sherman to chair Chilli IQ Information Governance and E-Discovery Summit

May 29th, 2013

Jo Sherman of EDT (eDiscovery Tools) is to chair the Chilli IQ Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit, taking place in Sydney on the 12th and 13th of June at the Sheraton on the Park. Jo has been involved in the legal technology, eDiscovery and Courts space for over 20 years now. She has unique expertise […]

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Preview of the Chilli IQ Information Governance and E-Discovery Summit

May 21st, 2013

Chilli IQ’s Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit is only a few weeks away, taking place in Sydney on the 12th and 13th of June at the Sheraton on the Park. The Chilli IQ event has long been acknowledged as the leading event on the Australian eDiscovery scene. New challenges – making informed decisions The exponential […]

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Adopting logical document numbering

May 8th, 2013

Something that has puzzled me for many years with discovery exercises is parties that make their document numbering so unnecessarily long. This was highlighted to me again recently when I was involved in a small matter where the parties used 9 and 10 characters respectively for their document numbering. To illustrate how superfluous this was, […]

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New Zealand eDiscovery Conference – an overview

March 1st, 2013

On Wednesday 13th of February, New Zealand’s inaugural eDiscovery Conference took place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland. The event was organised by Ernst & Young and my company E-Discovery Consulting, as we joined forces to assist in raising the awareness of eDiscovery in New Zealand. The conference was a one day event specifically designed […]

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New Zealand eDiscovery Conference – see who is coming

February 11th, 2013

Registrations are still coming in just a couple of days out from New Zealand’s inaugural eDiscovery Conference. The event is being held in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza this coming Wednesday (13th of February). At last count we had over 90 attendees for the event. Firms attending include – Anderson Creagh Lai, Anderson Lloyd, Anthony […]

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Understanding the practical impact of the High Court Discovery Rules 12 months on

January 30th, 2013

Electronic discovery in New Zealand has grown significantly over the last year and there is a clear need for an event which allows NZ practitioners to develop their knowledge of this evolving area. Ernst & Young and E-Discovery Consulting have joined forces to present the Managing eDiscovery in New Zealand Conference. The conference is taking […]

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A week in Australian E-Discovery

June 29th, 2012

I am currently getting back to work that I had to put on hold as I visited Australia last week on an E-Discovery information gathering mission. The week involved meeting up with a number of providers and players in the ediscovery space in Australia to evaluate what was happening across the Tasman, as well as looking to […]

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Strong Judicial Presence for Chilli IQ’s E-Discovery Summit

May 29th, 2012

The Chilli IQ 6th Information Management & E-Discovery Summit is only a few weeks away and with the list of confirmed speakers and content, this year’s event promises to be a valuable experience for all those involved with E-Discovery. Looking through the conference programme there are some excellent subject matters for a number of the […]

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Chilli IQ’s E-Discovery Summit – Raising the awareness of electronic discovery

May 1st, 2012

Providing education to raise the awareness of electronic discovery is essential to assist navigate the challenges of electronic information both efficiently and cost effectively. Chilli IQ’s 6th Information Management & E-Discovery Summit is one of very few events in Australasia that is designed to help those in the industry expand their knowledge about dealing with […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context: #5 – Exchange Protocols

September 13th, 2011

The NZ discovery reforms introduce a mandatory listing and exchange protocol (the protocol) to facilitate the production of information. A key feature of the new NZ rules is that there is flexibility to modify the protocol to suit the requirements of the matter. Continuing my series of looking into the NZ discovery reforms, I will […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context: #4 – The effective use of technology

August 24th, 2011

There is a significant difference between merely using technology and using technology efficiently and effectively. Continuing my series of looking into the NZ discovery reforms, I will look at how the effective use of technology has been fundamental in comparative global discovery reforms. In addition to the new obligations of cooperation and proportionality in the […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context: #3 – New reasonable search obligations

August 16th, 2011

There is a new defined requirement in the proposed New Zealand discovery reforms for parties to make a reasonable search. The obligation to undertake a reasonable search brings NZ into line with the developments in other jurisdictions. As I continue my series of looking at the NZ ediscovery reforms from a global perspective, I will […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context: #2 – A Proportionate approach to discovery

August 11th, 2011

Facilitating a proportionate approach to discovery is fundamental to the proposed New Zealand discovery reforms.  In recognition of not every dispute being the same, the new rules allow for discovery orders to be tailored to suit the specific requirements of each matter. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, the volumes and sources of electronic […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context: #1 – Early cooperation at the heart of discovery reforms

August 9th, 2011

Continuing my series of looking further into the NZ e-discovery reforms, today I look further at the requirement for parties to cooperate, and compare to reforms in other jurisdictions. All jurisdictions are faced with similar issues of increasing burden and cost associated with discovery, but all still have the same obligations to identify, preserve, review […]

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NZ E-Discovery reform – a global context

August 2nd, 2011

As New Zealand is finalising its discovery reforms, I thought it an opportune time to look at the reforms from a global perspective, comparing the reforms to what has happened in other jurisdictions. Other jurisdictions have faced similar concerns as we are experiencing in New Zealand with the existing discovery rules becoming out-dated over recent […]

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