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ECA Can Help Manage New Disclosure Rule Timelines

The new disclosure rules in the UK force counsel and their clients to think about disclosure much earlier in the timeline of a case.  You need to submit initial disclosure with your statement of case, and you need to have an understanding of the key issues and the type of disclosure you will request for each within 28 days of close of the statement of case. 
 

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New Disclosure Pilot Scheme Begins in England and Wales

Parties with matters taking place in England and Wales need to be aware of a new disclosure pilot scheme that has become mandatory, with some exceptions, in English and Welsh business and property courts. These courts cover claims relating to insurance, financial services, construction, competition and shipping, among others.

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Countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The UK Information Commissioner’s Priorities

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the U.K., joins the regulator at a time when the U.K. is undergoing seismic changes to its political and legislative frameworks. With Brexit looming large on the horizon, her role has never been more challenging. During a recent seminar entitled “A Fireside Chat,” she shared a few of the competing priorities the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be managing during the coming months. Read on to learn more about them.

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Can innovation take legal technology into the future?

The past decade has seen extraordinary change in how legal services are delivered and consumed. From my early experience as national technical editor of the first Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to my more recent experience in the emerging legal operations profession, I’ve had a front row seat. I’ve recently taken on the role of chief innovation officer at Epiq. With approximately $1 billion in revenue last year from more than 40 countries supported by 7,000 employees, we have a unique perspective from which we can evaluate opportunities for innovation in the legal industry.

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