From January 1, 2019, a new Practice Direction intended to reform various aspects of the document disclosure process will run in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. This two-year Disclosure Pilot Scheme (DPS) redefines disclosure duties and introduces five extended disclosure models.
Whereas there are the legal and case considerations that will impact decision making in respect of the DPS, with the assistance of an appropriate team of technologists, it is also essential to fully consider the technology dimension and how different methodologies and processes can influence the decisions that need to be made.
To help guide firms through this, A&M’s Disputes and Investigations team has highlighted the newly introduced disclosure models and duties, aligning each of them with the various technology-focused considerations.
- Aims of the two-year Disclosure Pilot Scheme
- Key disclosure duties
- Extended disclosure models aligned with advanced technology considerations.
How can A&M help?
A specialist team of technologists within A&M’s Disputes and Investigations practice are already assisting clients through this new paradigm in specific cases and more holistically, therefore if you would like to discuss a specific case or more generally the technical considerations set out in the article in more detail then please reach out to any of the authors.