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Document Disclosure FAQ

Document Disclosure FAQ
Document Disclosure FAQ How much notice do you require to prepare documents for disclosure? 24 – 48 hours. For example, if your deadline was 16:00 on Friday, we would expect to be given the green light by the close of business Wednesday.  This allows ample time to check for and

Device Data Collection & What to Look Out For

Device Data Collection & What to Look Out For
Device Data Collection & What to Look Out For Collecting ESI (Electronically Stored Information) from its native source may seem like quite the daunting task in the first initial stages of e-Discovery. The matter isn’t helped with the increased use of physical devices and applications potentially holding a whole host

Artificial Intelligence and Law – An Overview and History

Artificial Intelligence and Law – An Overview and History
Artificial Intelligence and Law – An Overview and History Guest Speaker: Harry Surden, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado; Affiliated Faculty, CodeX Location: Stanford Law School First up was discussing ‘What is AI?’, generally speaking. AI usually describes using computers to solve problems. The phrase is not universally agreed

“To support, not replace, the advice”: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Industry

“To support, not replace, the advice”: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Industry
“To support, not replace, the advice”: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Industry. On 4th March 2020, I attended a talk at the London School of Economics. This interactive discussion was taken by Damian Fleming, the Head of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Manchester Office. His key focus is process efficiency and enhancing service delivery for key clients.

Law & Order: Legal Tech’s Path to Disruption

Law & Order: Legal Tech’s Path to Disruption
Law & Order: Legal Tech’s Path to Disruption On Monday 24th February 2020, I attended a talk hosted by Finimize at Rise London in Shoreditch. This very interesting and wide-ranging conversation focused on the tech takeover including the eventual (?) automation of the delivery of legal services. The panel was:

What will the Corporate Legal Landscape look like post COVID19 – Our Thoughts

What will the Corporate Legal Landscape look like post COVID19 – Our Thoughts
What will the Corporate Legal Landscape look like post COVID-19 – Our Thoughts   COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown will undoubtedly have a huge knock-on effect throughout the legal world, but none more so than for ‘In House’ Legal Departments. In the wake of COVID-19, we expect the ‘blame-game’ to commence

How Aero Will Transform In-house Legal Operations: Guest Post

How Aero Will Transform In-house Legal Operations: Guest Post
How Aero Will Transform In-house Legal Operations: Guest Post This article was originally written by Dylan Salisbury on May 13, 2020. Click here to see original blog post. There is no shortage of pressure on today’s corporate legal teams. According to the 2019 CLOC State of the Industry survey, these teams are

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update Following official guidance and advice from the UK government, Altlaw is following, wherever possible, remote working practices, and have asked the majority of our team to stay at home. Our eDiscovery Services remain for the most part unaffected, and we are maintaining a ‘Business as Usual’ approach to

Is email dead, dying or doing just fine?

Is email dead, dying or doing just fine?
Is email dead, dying or doing just fine? The suggestion that emails are in decline has been commonly touted for quite some years now. As litigators spend a significant proportion of their time collating, searching, organising and interpreting emails by the thousands and millions this topic is surely one of