How to Make Data Collection More ‘Effective’

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 2 April 2020

By David Kerstjens, Digital Forensics Lead

For multinational firms, there are a number of challenges during collections. These can include staff in different countries, data stored in physical data centres across the globe or data stored in the cloud. These can all present unique difficulties with accessing data. As such, it’s critical to ensure data is collected in the most efficient manner.

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Looking Forward Into 2020: Industry Trends

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 3 March 2020

The role of lawyers is set to change more rapidly in the next decade than it has in the last 100 years. Here is a summary of the biggest trends for 2020.

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Will 2020 see the end of Keywords in eDiscovery?

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 3 March 2020

By Phillip Buglass, Consulting Lead

For many years keyword searches have been, if not the gold standard then at least, the normal standard for identifying potentially relevant documents for legal review. With the advances made in Technology Assisted Review (TAR) however questions are raised as to whether keywords still have a place in eDiscovery. So, will 2020 see the end of keywords?

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Changes to High Court Appeal Books

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 4 February 2020

Starting from 1 January 2020, the High Court of Australia now provides for the electronic lodgement of Court documents.

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Computer Forensics and the Rise of the Drone

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 February 2020

By David Kerstjens, Digital Forensics Lead

With the festive season behind us, a whole new group of hobbyists will be flying their drones at the local park or down at the beach. This can be a nuisance for the general public, but drones can be used for much greater benefit or much greater havoc than this.

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The Risks of Self-Collection

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 28 November 2019

By David Kerstjens, Digital Forensics Lead

When digital evidence is required at the start of a matter, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and start rushing to gather the evidence but this is a key time to step back, take a moment and reflect on the ultimate aim.

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Data Security – Are you ready?

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 28 November 2019

The risk of a data breach is imminent with attackers often assigned to target certain sectors, specifically, legal firms to exploit intellectual property.

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What Happens After the Dawn Raid?

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 November 2019

By Robyn Kidd, Head of Managed Document Review

There has been a dawn raid with 100,000 documents to review. What is the process from here?

The dawn raid has led to the forensic collection of 100,000 documents, now safely secured on a hard drive.  What is the process from here?  It’s important to plan your strategy in advance to minimize downtime, extract relevant documents and get ready for production.

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A Guide to Federal Court Appeal Books

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 3 October 2019

Appeals are a niche area with specific requirements at each stage and many litigators will go through their career without working on one. This article outlines the procedure for general matters for the Federal Court. Separate rules and a more streamlined process exist for immigration matters.

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From Data Identification to Review in a Nutshell

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 September 2019

The process of identification, preservation and collection in the approach to review can be complex. Here is an overview of the process.

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