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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast serves to outline the role of electronic disclosure and electronic document management in modern litigation practices. It analyses the potential benefits e-disclosure can bring to litigation, the common pitfalls and how best to avoid them. Through the podcast, Chris Dale makes the case for the future of e-disclosure and how it has the potential to change the way lawyers and judges behave in the early stages of proceedings.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the meaning of e-disclosure and how it relates to the general obligation to disclose under CPR Part 31;
  • Know how recent case law on disclosure specifically addresses the need for greater uptake of e-disclosure practices;
  • Understand how your office might go about adopting e-disclosure practices;
  • Understand the main reasons why adopted e-disclosure practices might go wrong and how to avoid this.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules Part 31;
  • Practice Direction to Part 31;
  • Digicel (St. Lucia) Ltd & Ors v Cable & Wireless Plc & Ors [2008] EWHC 2522 (Ch);
  • Hedrich & Anor v Standard Bank London Ltd & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 905;
  • Abela v Hammond Suddards 2008 WL 5130206 Ch.

This podcast is about electronic disclosure and discovery procedures and practice. It looks at the justifications for electronic document management, the potential benefits to clients and their representatives and how pitfalls can be avoided.

Podcast Added: 19/3/2009 Podcast Last Review: 28/06/2010 (an update is currently in progress)

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