Digital litigation solutions

A team of litigation technology specialists

Technology continues to shape the legal industry, in New Zealand and worldwide. As industry requirements become more technical, our litigation support team utilises technical solutions to manage your litigation needs.

Our team works not only for Chapman Tripp clients, but also for barristers and legal teams in other law firms.

We specialise in managing electronic and hard copy information of any volume or format. We utilise leading eDiscovery, AI software and data room solutions to meet your requirements.

We ensure confidential and secure data storage and working areas. Only our litigation support team will have access to your data.

The litigation support team does not provide legal advice.

  • Scoping, planning and costing each project.
  • Advising on how best to collect, manage and review information for regulatory, due diligence and litigation projects.
  • Managing all administrative aspects of the discovery or inquiry lifecycle from collection to production.
  • Ensuring practices are in line with Court rules and orders.
  • Granting clients remote access to electronic databases from any location in the world.
  • Working in line with the internationally recognised best practice EDRM model.
  • Leveraging technology to streamline and fast-track review time.
  • Processing and searching electronic data, extracting metadata and minimising duplication.
  • Early case assessment and sampling of data to promote relevant material faster and expedite legal review.
  • Utilising Nuix Discover to house and review documents.
  • Reviewing documents to capture descriptive information for listing purposes.
  • Producing documents in industry acceptable formats to meet the requirements of New Zealand courts and regulators.
  • Working with your solicitors to compile documents for witnesses, experts, briefs of evidence, common bundles and bundles of authorities.
  • Electronic courtroom design and set up, including audio visual links, laptops, tablets, multiple screens, printers, and transcription services.
  • Preparation of in-trial bundles and management of ongoing electronic bundle updates.

We utilise eDiscovery software from worldclass provider, Nuix. Access to the full Nuix suite enables us to import and process tranches of documents for automatic identification and metadata tagging, making data searchable quickly and with forensic accuracy.

Data processing and early case assessment is administered through Nuix Workstation. In Workstation, searches can be conducted using a number of terms, including date, custodian, email address, and document type, sender or recipient details, and host or attachment relationships. This enables early identification and exclusion of duplicates and irrelevant file types, reducing the volume ultimately reviewed by the legal team.

Legal review is performed in Nuix Discover. For large data sets, a Continuous Active Learning (CAL) workflow can be adopted to expedite review. The model uses human-reviewed documents to make predictions on the entire population. An algorithm is utilised to check for newly reviewed documents at regular intervals, and uses those documents' scores to refine the predictive model. The model is then used to re-prioritise review assignments so reviewers see the highest ranked (most likely to be relevant) documents first. Validation methods such as conflict checks and estimates of achieved recall and precision are utilised throughout the process to ensure it is defensible. When the “recall” is sufficiently high, the review can stop. The final set of relevant documents can be produced to include a listing catalogue, redactions and unique identification numbers, and exported in either native or PDF format.

Our eDiscovery security strategy is designed to ensure the highest level of protection for sensitive data. Aligned with the ISO 27001 framework, our approach incorporates robust measures, including network segregation, role-based security, strict access controls, and separation of duties, all governed by the principle of least privileged. This principle ensures that each user is granted the minimum level of access necessary to fulfil their job responsibilities, minimising potential security risks throughout the eDiscovery platform.

A fantastic service from start to finish. You provided clear and prompt communication, creative thinking to keep costs as low as possible, keen attention to detail, and were always available. The final product was well presented and easy to access. Providing a complete service meant that I could focus my efforts on other tasks needed to meet the deadline.Taz Haradasa, Junior Barrister to Thorndon Chambers