International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has today launched Clear/Cut, an innovative dispute evaluation service developed by professional litigators and technologists to efficiently evaluate legal risks in the early stages of disputes and investigations.
Clear/Cut harnesses the firm’s award-winning in-house forensic technology capability. The team developed a methodology optimised for early case assessment work by bringing together a range of data interrogation tools including machine learning and predictive coding. These tools identify the key information for a legal analysis by BCLP’s litigation team.
The service allows for a more extensive review across datasets that would be prohibitively large and costly to evaluate with human-led document review. The issues raised in the process are explained using visualisation within a succinct report produced by senior BCLP litigators, with proactive recommendations given to clients, including on whether to fight or settle the dispute.