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From Paper to Digital: Clearing a Dead Room

Introduction On a recent matter, I began the usual process of understanding the totality of the documentation that might be at issue, something which is never straightforward. I started with a discussion of custodians and date ranges followed by the typical questions related to data sources, devices, cloud storage and archived information. All seemed to […]

Apples to Oranges: how investigations differ from a litigation approach when implementing eDiscovery solutions

Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation.  Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]

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eDiscovery costs and budgeting – creating order out of chaos

The direct and indirect costs of eDiscovery in substantial disputes can be, and often are, hugely expensive. The review of documents in particular has the potential to incur the largest proportion of costs during litigation in comparison to other phases such as pleadings, witness statements, expert reports or trial. A combination of the volume, diversity […]

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Tactical wins – Controlling legal costs in uncertain times

By Mike Brown Corporate legal departments face myriad challenges; challenges that are magnified if the organisation has a multi-national or global footprint and is involved in multiple industry sectors, especially if those sectors are highly regulated or routinely litigious. Given ever increasing emphasis on budgets and cost control, companies now require that internal departments are […]

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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

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