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Are you approaching eDiscovery in the most effective way possible?

December 3rd, 2019

Discovery practices continue to evolve, largely due to impact of technology. Yet these are also exciting times, as we can approach discovery more effectively to remove much of the cost, complication and burden.   Recently LawTalk published an article of mine – “Are you approaching eDiscovery in the most effective way possible?”. The article highlighted how […]

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Paper is still not going away…yet!

November 26th, 2019

I probably said 5 years ago (maybe longer) that the days of paper are numbered. Sure, there is more electronic material, but paper is still not going away. Often it is not paper itself, but the decisions made by legal professionals to deal with documents in paper format. Like all aspects of the discovery process […]

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eDiscovery does not need to be costly or complicated

September 25th, 2019

eDiscovery is not expensive, eDiscovery done badly is ! Too often I hear “I just find eDiscovery so complex and frustrating and usually turns out to be more expensive than I expected”. But it does not have to be this way. The objective of the discovery process should be to get only what you need […]

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LegalTech in New Zealand: the developments and opportunities

August 20th, 2019

Like many other countries there has been substantial change in New Zealand over recent years with the development of the LegalTech industry. Recently LawTalk published an in-depth feature looking at the Legal tech in New Zealand. Together with Gene Turner of LawHawk, I was one of the people interviewed by LawTalk editor Geoff Adlam. You can read the full […]

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It may have worked in the past, but now…

July 17th, 2019

The rationale “We have always done discovery this way” no longer cuts it ! What may have worked 10 years ago, last year, or last week may no longer be the most effective way to manage the discovery process. In the past we did not face the volumes of electronic information that are now present […]

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Managing New Zealand’s increasing discovery volumes

June 12th, 2019

Globally the data volumes experienced in the discovery process are increasing rapidly and this is no different in New Zealand. Recently LawTalk published an article of mine – “Effectively managing New Zealand’s increasing discovery volumes”. The article highlighted how important it is to effectively manage the increasing data volumes that exist in the discovery process. It is […]

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Turn your mind to discovery early

May 22nd, 2019

Far too often parties turn their minds to the practical requirements of discovery far too late in the process. If we are to reduce the time and cost of the discovery process, then it is essential that how to tackle discovery is considered at an early stage. With today’s proliferation of information, coupled with Court […]

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Looking for easy wins in your discovery approach

April 30th, 2019

It is not always the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR), or the utilisation of other powerful technologies that will be right for you. For some it is simply looking at existing practices and seeing if there is anything that could be performed more efficiently. Some of the technology out there is fantastic, but sometimes […]

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Evaluating eDiscovery software options, every 12-24 months

March 28th, 2019

Even if you are currently satisfied with your existing eDiscovery software, it is worth exploring what else is available. Find out what others are using – is it giving them an advantage over you? To ensure you are equipping yourself with the most effective tools, you should evaluate your eDiscovery software options every 12-24 months. […]

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