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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.

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Duty to preserve evidence
It is well established that the duty to preserve evidence arises when a party reasonably anticipates litigation ...
US District Judge Shira Scheindlin (SDNY Jan. 15, 2010)

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Duty to preserve evidence

It is well established that the duty to preserve evidence arises when a party reasonably anticipates litigation.

"[O]nce a party reasonably anticipates litigation, it must suspend its routine document retention/destruction policy and put in place a 'litigation hold' to ensure the preservation of relevant documents."

A plaintiff's duty is more often triggered before litigation commences, in large part because plaintiffs control the timing of litigation.

US District Judge Shira Scheindlin (SDNY Jan. 15, 2010)

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