The growing size and volume of data collections in ediscovery have made value and cost savings a top priority for legal departments and consumers. As a result, legal professionals need a new approach to address ediscovery challenges by working smarter, not harder, providing them with a new level of visibility and control much earlier in the process. That’s where Early Case Assessment (ECA) comes in. In this white paper, we dive into what exactly ECA is, the challenges present during document review and tips for enhancing the ECA process.
The number of electronic documents that must be reviewed in ediscovery has grown dramatically over the last decade. With predictive coding, rather than reviewing every document within a collection, a reviewer can achieve similar results after reviewing only a relative few. Essentially, predictive coding expedites the review process by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to surface relevant documents based on previous review decisions.
In the legal world, the discovery process refers to the period in which litigators gather evidence, locate and identify all relevant information, and begin to build a case. In the past, this often required unpacking and sifting through countless boxes of physical documents, a process that frequently proved expensive and time-consuming for even the most qualified legal teams.
Illuminate 2021 is an opportunity to take a pulse of the legal industry and see what’s in store for the future of ediscovery and legal technology as a whole. Virtual sessions shed light on some of the obstacles legal professionals have encountered over the past year and how some have overcome the unforeseen challenges by leveraging ediscovery.
The past year accelerated change within the legal industry that generally would take a lot longer. To help bring clarity to this mass upheaval, we asked how our customers are using the Everlaw platform and what that potentially means for the legal industry.
Although this summer sees the lifting of lockdown restrictions across the UK, the re-opening of workplaces does not automatically signal a return to ‘business as usual’. In this briefing, we bring you up to speed on the key issues and latest developments on working life and Covid-19.
Post-Covid, how do we revive our urban centres, now and in the future? What does the future hold for work, retail, entertainment and living? These were some of the issues discussed when Birmingham real estate partner, Beth McArdle, chaired a session at the Big Tent Festival 2021 in Coventry. Joining Beth on the panel were: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Director of Research at Institute of Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University; Trish Willetts, Coventry BID Director; and Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, Coventry City Council.
Legislative amendments to the British Virgin Islands trust legislation took effect on 9 July 2021 under the Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021. The reforms introduce welcome improvements to the BVI’s Trustee Act and ensure that the BVI remains a leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment, administration, and maintenance of trusts.
The power to exclude a beneficiary from a trust must be exercised with due care, failing which an excluded beneficiary may be able to obtain relief from the court.
For sophisticated investors looking for the next opportunity, decentralized finance (DeFi) offers a new way to invest in crypto assets in an on-demand digital world. However, before jumping in with both feet it’s critical to understand what DeFi is, how it works, its potential return on investment and its inherent risks. In this session we explore the burgeoning DeFi landscape, outline key legal considerations and highlight strategies that are currently being offered on various platforms.
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