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Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]


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King & Spalding launches international employment alliance Bectella

King & Spalding has teamed up with 14 independent firms from around the globe, including Ireland’s Arthur Cox and offshore firm Walkers, to form a new alliance focused on employment law and related areas. The Bectella (benefits, executive compensation, tax, employment and labour law) alliance is designed to give clients access to a worldwide network […]


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Financial services lawyer Andrew Henderson joins Eversheds’ London office as partner

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No5 and White & Case sponsor UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014

No5 Chambers has announced that it is the joint sponsor, with White & Case, of the UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014, which is set to take place at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London from 27 February to 2 March. This will be the third consecutive year that No5 and White & Case […]

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