Since October 2022, the Practice Direction 57AD (PD57AD, previously known as the Disclosure Pilot Scheme) is now permanently incorporated into the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) under Practice Direction 57AD. Under these directives, the approach to disclosure in civil litigation seeks to be improved with parties expected to manage the costs and complexity of the disclosure process. As a result, electronic disclosure must now be considered in any matter with electronically stored information or other documentation.
Specifically, PD57AD requires parties to “liaise and cooperate with the legal representatives of the other parties to the proceedings…so as to promote the reliable, efficient, and cost-effective conduct of disclosure, including through the use of technology.”
However, collating and reviewing vast data sets can add unnecessary time and costs for firms that do not have the resource or expertise in-house, even with the use of off-the-shelf software.
How can XBundle help you?
XBundle can provide technical advice, resources and even project management to support your disclosure process. As a leading provider to several eDiscovery platforms (such as Everlaw, Relativity and London Legal), XBundle brings the experience and technical know-how you need.
XBundle is the only organisation that can provide a genuine end-to-end service under one roof, offering a true advantage to law firms and their clients. XBundle can offer eDisclosure as software, as a service (SaaS) or a fully managed service. XBundle has a team of eDisclosure experts that can assist you with every aspect of your case. From technology selection to setting up and managing technology-assisted reviews, designing workflows, timeline/chronology, data collection, data processing and hosting, we have the skills, experience, and technical know-how to ensure you collect and process the relevant data you need.
XBundle thrives in enabling legal teams to work faster, with greater accuracy, and significantly reduce the review process costs without losing any flexibility in their approach. We have experts that can use artificial intelligence, presented using various terminologies such as predictive coding, technology-assisted review – TAR, or machine learning.
How XBundle experts helped put right one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in the UK
Mark Agombar, XBundle Director, and the XBundle team run various in-house e-Disclosure and support services to silver law firms and clients regarding all their disclosure planning, requirements, workflow and overall management. A significant case was working for the claimants in the Post Office case, which uncovered the largest and most disgraceful miscarriages of justice in English history. For over three years, the team did all the claimants’ e-disclosure work, contributing to the successful judgment in February 2020.
Find out more about XBundle eDiscovery solutions at the British Legal Tech Forum
XBundle Ltd. is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the British Legal Tech Forum which takes place on the 10th of May 2023 at Old Billingsgate, London. It is an opportunity to demo our platform XBundle::CREATE and discuss our services with new law firms that want the same benefits enjoyed by our current client list. If you are keen to meet to discuss your needs, please contact the XBundle team on 0207 871 3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.