Date: 30 November 2021
Time: 10:00 AM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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U.K.: Investigations and eDisclosure: Drive Down Costs by Understanding Key Data Points Early

With a rise in the volume and complexity of investigations and document review requests each year, spanning compliance investigations and antitrust matters to tax proceedings and international litigation eDisclosure, legal departments and their law firms are regularly challenged to control cost and resources in their response.

Join our session to learn how your organisation can stay in control of your data, better understand any risks much earlier in the process, and develop cost-effective and efficient approaches for any investigation or document review. 

Leading technology and legal experts will discuss salient challenges in today's legal environment, articulating how innovative new technology and service approaches can help you efficiently move through complex matters without breaking the bank. 

You will learn:
- Approaches for maximum cost control in investigations and eDisclosure document reviews
- Next generation technology and service approaches that can provide a better understanding of the merits and risks of the case at an earlier stage 
- Looking ahead to the next 18 months - how legal departments can influence change now.


  • Gareth Meatyard - Sales Director Northern Europe, Opentext
  • Johnny Shearman - Head of Knowledge & Legal Services, Signature Litigation LLP
  • Robert Worthington - Evidence and Operations Manager, Slaughter and May
  • Jane Colston - Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
Robert Worthington

Evidence and Operations Manager, Slaughter and May

Operating across both the Disputes and Investigations and Competition Teams. As part of this role he has end to end oversight of the document collection, interrogation and review processes with responsibility for the ESI Analytics and Interrogation Teams and the Document Review Teams. His background is as a litigator and contentious regulatory lawyer and has a keen interest in the use of analytical tools to drive efficiencies in document review.

Jane Colston

Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP

Jane Colston specialises in complex cross-border litigation, including high-value civil fraud cases, commercial banking, contract and tort disputes as well as company, shareholders and partnership disputes. Chambers and Partners 2021 ranks Jane in Band 1 and states: "she is incredibly clear in her strategic thoughts and knowledgeable. She will look after a case properly and shake it up until she gets a good result for her client. An impressive lawyer who is resilient and finds an answer to everything."
Jane was awarded by Who’s Who Legal “Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year” for 2020.

Johnny Shearman

Head of Knowledge & Legal Services, Signature Litigation LLP

A specialist law firm handling complex litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. Johnny has significant experience in handling a broad spectrum of domestic and international disputes, including some of the most high-profile cases featured in The Lawyer's "Top 20 Cases of the Year". He is a leading commentator on civil procedure and legal developments. He is also co-author of International E-Discovery: A Global Handbook of Law and Technology, Second Edition and is an advocate for innovation in the legal sector."

Gareth Meatyard

Director of LegalTech Northern Europe, OpenText

LegalTech team across Northern Europe providing eDisclosure and Investigation technology and services to both Inside and External counsel. Prior to OpenText Gareth worked for organisations such as Epiq, IBM, Nuix and EMC providing strategy and leadership within the eDiscovery, Privacy and Information Governance sectors. Gareth is recognised for his thought leadership in the innovative use of technology and related services across complex legal and regulatory issues. Gareth advocates reinforcing processes with technology in order to reduce risk, save time and deliver cost saving efficiencies.

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