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Mark Dingle

Mark Dingle

LitSavant was established by Mark Dingle in 2010.

Mark has been working in the litigation support industry for over 11 years. His past employment includes two top 20 law firms and one of the largest service providers. In these roles Mark has managed edisclosure projects on behalf of leading financial institutions and insurers as well as high profile energy and pharmaceutical companies.

Mark was a founding member of LiST and a member of the LiST group committees responsible for their proposed "Revised Disclosure Statement", "Data Exchange Protocol", "Draft Technology Questionnaire" and "Practice Direction for the use of IT in Civil Proceedings".

Mark is currently a member of the working party chaired by Senior Master Whitaker charged with drafting a practice direction governing the handling and disclosure of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). This draft Practice Direction was recently favourably referred to by Lord Justice Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report.

ECA
Early Case Assessment: a widely abused term in which corporate data is sifted and categorised with a view to determining an organisation's exposure in the context of a dispute.
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ECA

Early Case Assessment: a widely abused term in which corporate data is sifted and categorised with a view to determining an organisation's exposure in the context of a dispute. The best ECA systems allow the sifting to take place within a corporation's own data store and can be used to drill down rapidly to identify the most pertinent evidentiary material and to facilitate decisions whether to litigate or settle.

Privilege claims
We note that the lawyers' notion that only document-by-document review will suffice is flatly wrong.
Hon. John M. Facciola and Jonathan M. Redgrave

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Privilege claims

We note that the lawyers' notion that only document-by-document review will suffice is flatly wrong. Studies have established that manual document-by-document review alone may be one of the poorest ways to find what one is looking for in a large data set.

Hon. John M. Facciola and Jonathan M. Redgrave
Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigation: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework citing George L. Paul & Jason R. Baron, Information Inflation: Can the Legal System Adapt?, 13 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 1, 24-25 (2007), available at http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/v13i3/article10.pdf

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