Electronic Discovery: An Evolution of Law and Practice

Electronic Discovery

Electronic Discovery: An Evolution of Law and Practice” is one of the papers published in the “International Conference on Electronic Litigation” (“Conference Publication”). The paper was jointly co-authored by Senior Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court, Yeong Zee Kin and Serena Lim, with contributions from Brad Mixner (both from Litigation Edge).

The inaugural International Conference on Electronic Litigation was held in Singapore on 11 and 12 August 2011. Organised by the Singapore Academy of Law, the conference provided a forum for discussions of international legal developments in the area of electronic discovery and electronic evidence. With the proliferation of information technology and the increasing popularity of social media in everyday lives, it was timely to examine how the law in various jurisdictions has come to terms with the information age. The conference also provided opportunities to be updated on current trends and practices in the deployment of information technology in the litigation process, both pre-trial and during hearings. Over 350 legal luminaries from all over the world congregated as speakers and participants.

This book is a compilation of the papers that were delivered at the conference by keynote speakers Lord Justice Rupert Jackson of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and Justice V K Rajah, Judge of Appeal of the Singapore Supreme Court, as well as plenary speakers Senior Master Steven Whitaker, Cavinder Bull, Senior Counsel and Stephen Mason. Additionally, the ideas thrown up during panel discussions have been crystallized in the other academic articles. Like the conference, significant topics such as electronic discovery, electronic hearings, the preservation of electronic evidence, computer forensics and the impact of social media on civil litigation are critically evaluated and discussed.

“Electronic Discovery: An Evolution of Law and Practice” serves as an invaluable reference for in-house counsel, legal practitioners and judges, who have to traverse the increasingly unavoidable minefield of electronic litigation. It is also a useful resource for academics and students interested in the law of electronic discovery, electronic evidence and the role of technology in litigation. (Amazon)