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Predictive Coding Software in the E-Disclosure Process Approved by English Court

May 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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Predictive Coding Software in the E-Disclosure Process Approved by English Court

21 Apr 2016

In the recent case of Pyrrho Investments Limited and another v MWB Property Limited and others [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales approved the use of predictive coding software in electronic discovery.

This meant that document review would be initially undertaken by proprietary computer software customized for the issues in the proceedings, instead of human beings. The software would score the reviewed documents for relevance to the issues raised, saving time and reducing costs. Unlike human review, the costs of electronic discovery would not increase at the same rate as the number of documents to be reviewed.

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