Legal Business

Disputes tech: A rich market for e-discovery but predictive tools face data hurdle


It is hard to overstate the rise in disputes-focused technology in recent years – a trend underwritten by the dire need to streamline burdensome and expensive disclosure processes.

A major milestone was reached in June, when Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) declared it had become the first firm to win a significant court victory on the back of using document review technology. A notable result, but the real victory came with the cost savings: BCLP partner Oliver Glynn-Jones said that the technology could save as much as a third of the costs of a normal disclosure exercise. Simmons & Simmons litigation partner Ed Crosse added to the hype when he told Legal Business this tech had saved his client somewhere in the region of £2m in a single matter.