WFH and COVID Challenges: New Innovations

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 March 2022

The effects of COVID-19 and remote working are greatly affecting how legal teams are functioning. Law In Order has been leading the way with innovations that address the challenges and difficulties this has presented for eDiscovery with the increasing emergence of new forms of data and for eHearings with courts and hearing rooms being temporarily closed.

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Why you should care about metadata

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 October 2021

The frequently used definition of “data about data” provides a simple but adequate explanation for this increasingly important element of electronically stored information (ESI). Without realising it, you have probably viewed metadata many times by clicking on a document’s “properties” and checking the date it was created or who last edited it.

The question remains though, why would this concern today’s legal practitioners?

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The Role of Digital Forensics in eDiscovery

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 1 September 2021

We live in a digitised society, so it only makes sense that our courtrooms are also rapidly moving with this trend. Almost all litigation matters these days – from civil to criminal – involve some form of digital evidence. Computer hard drives and mobile devices are popular sources for collecting digital evidence.

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Digital Forensics for Family Law

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 2 August 2021

Family law disputes are amongst the most sensitive cases presented in the Australian courts. Digital forensics is becoming a necessary tool for supporting claims made in family court. Whilst digital forensics is more commonly used by the defence or prosecution in criminal investigations, it holds some merit with family law cases as well. From divorcing parents who are fighting for child custody to protection orders against domestic violence, having access to the right kind of digital evidence can bolster your case. 

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How to Make Data Collection More ‘Effective’

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 2 April 2020

By David Kerstjens, Head of Forensics & Data Analytics

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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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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The Risks of Self-Collection

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 28 November 2019

By David Kerstjens, Head of Forensics & Data Analytics

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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