Following recent developments and changes in NI Court procedure, electronic Discovery is becoming more prevalent in legal cases in Northern Ireland. We recognise the challenges that this brings to clients who are often not accustomed to utilising electronic Discovery techniques or technology in their litigation matters. We have the most experienced team currently practicing eDiscovery in Northern Ireland, having been offering eDiscovery services in the Northern Ireland Courts since 2017. We are therefore in the best position to assist lawyers and their clients in navigating recent changes and developments. We have the skills, experience and technology to give you an edge in litigation, from the smallest cases to the very largest.

We have managed the electronic discovery in the largest e-discovery case in Irish history, and have administered the only fully digital public inquiry cases in Irish history. We provide end-to-end technical e-discovery services, and have provided these services in dozens of proceedings

Our Services

Our expertise covers the entire breadth of e-discovery services, from identifying and preserving evidence,  collecting and processing it for review, providing and supporting review services and producing it to the other side. We can also assist with presenting evidence during Trial, whether in a Court or Inquiry setting.

Why Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton NI LLP has the most experienced team currently practicing eDiscovery in the Northern Ireland Courts.

Our E-discovery team routinely support proceedings with tens of millions of documents, successfully collecting and processing documents from everything from USB sticks to cloud platforms, from smartphones to server arrays. 

We maintain a dedicated team supporting e-discovery processes in Ireland and abroad, every single day. Our systems are fully configured to support the latest Technology Assisted Review techniques.

We maintain multiple licences for our first-line Relativity and Nuix e-discovery platforms and we can support a wide range of other discovery platforms. We can collect evidence from dozens of computers in a single day and have the servers to process the data and deliver it for review more quickly than any of our competitors. In a recent case we successfully supported over 100 reviewers in 6 different countries, in three continents, while they reviewed over 2.5 million keyword-responsive documents in three languages.

Our e-discovery team is made up of qualified and experienced IT forensics practitioners, as well as being e-discovery specialists. Most have advanced degrees in digital forensics or other technical disciplines – but we also have a number of legally qualified personnel on our team. All team members are trained in criminal evidence procedure and we maintain strict, law-enforcement evidence handling processes. We have never had a piece of evidence successfully queried in court.

Office close to you

Office close to you

12-15 Donegall Square West
Belfast
BT1 6JH
Northern Ireland

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