SCL 2014 Predictions

As in previous years, Allvision’s Andrew Haslam has contributed towards the Society for Computers in Law (SCL) annual list of predictions for the forthcoming year. This time you get an added bonus as he looks back over the previous 3 years on what came true, and what did not. Find them here.

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Litigation Readiness in Prague

Allvision’s Andrew Haslam recently chaired a session on Litigation Readiness at the 2013 LawTech Europe Congress which took place in Prague over the 21st and 22nd Ocotober. He has now turned the notes of the conversation into an article, which can be read here.

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TCC Protocol Pack now on-line

Allvision’s Andrew Haslam, has been a member of a working party producing an eDisclosure protocol pack for use in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). As well as a protocol for dealing with eDisclosure, the pack includes notes on how to use the protocol document, a pictorial timeline of the steps in a case (overlaid on the EDRM diagram), and Andrew’s handy guide to eDisclosure and the world of litigation support suppliers and their software tools. See the whole pack here.

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Presentation from Training Day

On Friday 1st November, Allvision’s Andrew Haslam was part of a team delivering training on the Technology and Construction Court eDisclosure protocol. His slide show can be seen here.

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Events

Allvision’s Andrew Haslam is taking part in a number of events, more details below:

LawTech Europe Congress is taking place in Prague on 21/22 November. Andrew is running a panel session called ” Enterprise Information Management – The Advantages of a Dispute Resolution Readiness Plan on Compliance and Your Bottom Line? More details here.

TeCSA, the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association, is organising a day’s training session on 1 November with the title eDisclosure in Practice. The flyer is here.

The agenda aims to introduce the proposed new TCC eDisclosure Protocol and provide a legal update, providing practical and technical know-how to practising lawyers of every level on all aspects of eDisclosure. It is open to all who practise as a solicitor or barrister in the Technology and Construction Court. The keynote speaker is Mr Justice Stuart-Edwards. Simon Tolson of Fenwick Elliott and Stephen Williams of Nabarro lead the lawyer input backed by several others from leading law firms. Technology input comes from Chris Dale of the e-Disclosure Information Project, Mike Taylor of i-Lit and from Andrew Haslam from Allvision.

Also in November, this time on the 14th, Andrew will be part of a panel at the London based ILTA Insight event, more details here.

Looking forwards to Tuesday 25th March 2014, Andrew has been asked to run a panel at the LawTech Futures conference (featuring a keynote speech from Sir Tim Berners-Lee). More details here.

Finally a sneak preview of a soon to be released primer on eDisclosure can be found here.

 

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Allvision Article in The Times

Allvision’s Andrew Haslam has contributed an article on Computer Assisted review (CAR) to The Times supplement on Legal Efficiency, though the choice of headline was not his. You can read the article here, and the rest of the supplement is available here.

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eDisclosure Buyers Guide

Andrew Haslam from Allvision Computing and The Legal IT Insider are today launching a buyer’s guide to eDisclosure systems. This inaugural volume contains both information on how best to procure a litigation support system, and the first (if not only) detailed listing of UK vendors of eDisclosure products. The current plan is to re-issue the guide in March of each year so that the annual update of the briefing information can include the latest news from LegalTech.
Andrew Haslam commented; “A number of my recent assignments have been advising law firms on procuring litigation support systems, and I quickly found out there was no centralised list of all the UK vendors, so I decided to build one myself. The first part of the volume comprises detailed information on the litigation support marketplace, including a set of procurement requirements readers can cut and paste into their own documents. The second half was provided by all the vendors, and details both their capabilities, and those of the software they use.”
Possible readers of the Guide are end users of these systems, be they lawyers, barristers, in-house counsel, or IT departments. The Guide does not purport to identify the “best” software or supplier in the marketplace, but instead aims to supply information to allow users to arrive a shortlist of potential vendors, with a procurement exercise being the next logical step.
Charles Christian explained; “It has long been an aim of the Insider website to provide quality material for our readers, and this guide will be first of a number of procurement briefing for different technology areas. Andrew’s work is a comprehensive and detailed review of the litigation support marketplace and we are proud to have it as our initial member of a soon to be expanded family.”
The guide is free, contains no advertising (other than the vendors words and software descriptions) and is available to download here 

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Allvision Report on LegalTech 2013

The annual report on this year’s LegalTech is now available online here.

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Allvision Article on LegalTech 2012

After a slight delay caused by a very unwanted gift from New York of a viral infection and its accompanying side effects, the annual Allvision review of the LegalTech show and conference is now available here.

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Allvision to Chair EDD Panel at LawTech Futures Conference

Allvision’s Andrew Haslam has just been announced as the chair of the eDiscovery and digital investigations panel session at the LawTech Futures event on 15th March 2012. Details of the panellists and discussion topics to follow, but more detail on the event itself can be found here.

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