Uncovering key facts within a large data set can be one of the biggest obstacles in litigation or an investigation. Searching through potentially millions of documents to find relevant information is an overwhelming task and often disproportionate to the value of the case in hand.
Early Case Assessment (ECA) is a dynamic process that helps manage large data volumes and focus case strategy. The process goes beyond simple data culling and improves your review approach to find relevant information. Using ECA can significantly save time and costs in the litigation process.
London Legal ECA helps you make informed decisions on unfamiliar data sets, assess key issues and ultimately build a strong review strategy (link to MDR). It bridges the gap between the duty to widely preserve potentially relevant data and the expectation to keep eDiscovery costs proportionate.
ECA provides case direction, organises data and controls the scope and costs of your project.
The Disclosure Pilot Scheme
On July 13th, 2018, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee gave approval to launch a two-year Disclosure Pilot Scheme for cases proceeding in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales. Lawyers, industry experts, judges formed a working group committee aimed at tackling the widespread concerns expressed by court users regarding the perceived excessive costs, scale and complexity of disclosure. What followed undoubtedly increases the need for Early Case Assessment (ECA) tools as eDisclosure must be considered earlier in proceedings.