Millnet Plays a Pivotal Role in Securing Judicial Approval for the Use of Predictive Coding in UK Electronic Disclosure

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The ground-breaking UK Judgement handed down by Master Matthews this week sees Millnet lead the way in predictive coding expertise.

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At Millnet we have long understood the importance of having a team of experts who can assist lawyers with the end-to-end processes of edisclosure or ediscovery

The first case for which predictive coding has been approved during disclosure in English High Court proceedings [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch).

The ground-breaking UK Judgement handed down by Master Matthews this week sees Millnet lead the way in predictive coding expertise. Judicial approval for the use of predictive coding (also known as technology or computer assisted review) further reinforces the trend towards law firms and their clients leveraging expertise and technology to achieve efficient, cost-effective electronic disclosure.

In addition to providing end-to-end electronic disclosure services to several parties involved in the matter, Millnet’s team of experts proactively recommended and advised on the use of predictive coding technology. The team also regularly consult on the associated workflows and quality controls required to reduce costs whilst still complying with disclosure obligations.

Critically, Millnet’s advice and the Judgement were not contingent on the specific technology to be used. Rather, the basis for both Millnet’s advice and for the Master’s decision was consideration of how a technology-assisted approach could assist the Court to deal with cases justly and at proportionate cost.

James Moeskops, Millnet’s Managing Director, commented “At Millnet we have long understood the importance of having a team of experts who can assist lawyers with the end-to-end processes of edisclosure or ediscovery. Our experts routinely work with our clients to identify efficient and cost effective solutions for their electronic document challenges. The successful application of predictive coding technology requires lawyers and electronic disclosure experts to work closely together to design, test and validate results. Smart lawyers and their clients are increasingly aware of the technology and engage the expertise of electronic disclosure specialists like Millnet to achieve better outcomes.”

About Millnet
Millnet, an Advanced Discovery company, is the largest and longest established UK based ediscovery and legal document services firm. As part of the Advanced Discovery group, Millnet now extends its reach with full international coverage across 16 European, Middle East and US offices and 4 global data centres. From our global offices we are ideally placed to offer the expertise and capacity for ediscovery, investigation and regulatory matters which have an international requirement.

The Millnet team has a depth of practical experience in all aspects of the electronic disclosure process from the initial scoping, collection and analysis phases through to efficient and cost effective review and production of documents for disclosure. Millnet were one of the earliest adopters of predictive coding technology in the UK and have extensive experience in all aspects of technology assisted review including designing efficient and defensible workflows, articulating the approach and validating results.

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