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As a commercial litigator, I fully understand how onerous and time consuming the discovery process can be, particularly when there are tight deadlines to be met and a significant volume of documents to review. With most information now stored electronically, law firms are increasingly relying upon technology to assist in the discovery process.
Essentially, E-Discovery is the process of disclosing electronically stored information in the context of litigation by using analytics and search filtering technology to identify patterns in data and trends in documents. In recent years, parties to litigation have moved away from the traditional approach of engaging large teams to review a high volume of documents and are turning to E-Discovery to improve efficiency and to facilitate the legal review and evaluation of the core documents.
A number of external factors are also changing the approach of the legal profession, the main ones being:-
Now I think it is fair to say that, traditionally, law firms have been circumspect about the use of such technology but our own experience is that clients now expect their legal teams to be technology-assisted. At Cleaver Fulton Rankin, we have made the decision to invest heavily in E-Discovery services and to develop a new practice area which will provide E-Discovery services throughout the UK.
We have recently recruited a Director of Innovation and Legal Technology, who will lead this new practice area. Her role will primarily involve:-
This will involve investment in our People, Training and Technology, which will enable us to:-
We are confident that our investment will improve:-
I strongly believe that, in time, this investment in our digital strategy will enhance our service delivery across our full suite of practice areas.