Legal – Off-Shore e-Disclosure Exercise

Client Name: Off-Shore law firm

The Challenge: CCL was instructed by one of the largest offshore law firms in the world, to assist with the collection and review of documents. The client was one of the largest banks in the world, defending a claim in respect of a breach of fiduciary duty with a quantum of £110m.

Overcoming the Challenge:
As this was an offshore case, CCL had to deploy a number of analysts to the client’s premises. Working with the client’s IT team, CCL extracted 260GB of data from the exchange server and various file shares.

By utilising CCL’s Nuix pre-processing engine, the initial data set was culled significantly by removing duplicates and applying time/date and file format parameters, as well as applying a set of keywords supplied by the law firm. This culled the data to 11GB, which equated to 28,397 documents. CCL then uploaded these documents for review by the law firm.

The review phase lasted for four months, during which time certain files were either redacted or removed in their entirety. CCL’s ability to deploy portable instances of Nuix and Clearwell locally, and to collect data and conduct the keyword searches on-site, meant CCL were able to avoid any local data protection issues as the data did not leave the client’s offices.

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