The ACEDS UK Chapter is your direct link to the ACEDS international organisation. By joining our
Chapter, you not only receive the benefit of both local and national membership, but you gain an
entire network of individuals looking to enhance their e-discovery careers.
The mission of ACEDS UK Chapter is in line with that of the ACEDS organisation, so as to help professionals in various disciplines improve and certify their e-discovery knowledge and skill, advance their careers, increase their contacts and increase overall competence in e-discovery and related fields.
Every quarter ACEDS runs an educational networking event. Giving you a chance to learn about eDiscovery and to network with your peers. These events take place across London, sign up to be kept up to date with what is happening.
ACEDS offers a variety of training experiences programs, both virtual and live, all led by leading experts in e-discovery and meeting top standards of instructional design. We’re committed to producing the highest quality, most accurate and current training programs for the benefit of our community.
The CEDS Certification is awarded to persons who meet certain qualification standards and pass a rigorous certification examination administered at one of 600 proctored testing centers. The certification covers topics including project planning, litigation hold implementation, document review, data processing, budgeting and more.
We run one event per quarter, bringing together some of the finest minds in eDiscovery to discuss topics of interest.
You are invited you to join us for a webinar on how COVID-19 is currently effecting the eDiscovery industry and how it will help change how legal services are provided in the future.
Moderated by Chris Dale, speakers will discuss:
Join us to celebrate another year in eDiscovery with networking, drinks and awards!
The following awards for for grabs
The Disclosure Pilot has now been running for 10 months, A panel discussion about peoples
experience with the new rules.
A panel providing insight on moving into eDiscovery and expanding skills.
The session will look at each stage in turn and how it can be navigated: checking the validity of the request, data collation, the identification and review of personal information, and the content of the DSAR response.
Making its inaugural yearly occurrence...the ACEDS UK Chapter eDiscovery Awards 2018.
The award categories this year are:
The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Serious Fraud Office and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain have all made the decision to bring in-house certain aspects of the electronic discovery reference model (EDRM). In this discussion, they will each outline their reasons for each of their approaches.
A panel discussion on the hot topic of Blockchain, it relevance to legal professionals and how it fits in with existing laws.
A panel discussion by members of the Disclosure Working Group, DRG (a wide range of judges, lawyers and experts tasked to propose amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules, CPR, in order to reduce the cost, scale and complexity of disclosure).
The purpose of the panel presentation will be to outline:
Join the discussion with our panel of experts on Artificial Intelligence, where it overlaps with eDiscovery and how it is used outside of review within the legal environment.
Join our panel in a lively discussion on how the GDPR will affect eDiscovery and what implications it will have on cross border transfer, moderated by Chris Dale.
We are pleased to formally invite you to the ACEDS UK Chapter launch party. The evening will begin with a panel discussion moderated by Chris Dale to provide an update from Taylor Wessing and RPC on the Pyrrho decision. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the event and the panel will then invite those people to participate in the discussion. Following the panel, complimentary food and drink will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to network with ACEDS UK new board members to learn more about the organisation and how they can get involved.
Emily Wyllie-Ballard is the litigation support manager at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC), the firm involved in the landmark predictive coding ruling of 2016, Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd. Before studying law, Emily had a career in event management during which she coordindated a range of projects such as coroporate evenst, weddings, and music festivals (for example Galstonbury Festival). This background has provided Emily with a unique insight into legal project management and litigation.
Experienced Head Of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the Cybersecurity, eDiscovery, Information Governance and investigations industry. Skilled in Sales, Business Development, Partner Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Go-to-market Strategy, and Enterprise Content Management.
Robert Kenny is an eDiscovery Specialist with worldwide experience in helping corporations deal with Information Governance and eDiscovery issues. Mr Kenny understands the difference between "theoretical" and "practical" eDiscovery challenges and uses his technical experience combined with storytelling to deliver knowledge across all levels of the business. Robert is a trusted authority with over 15 years’ experience in Information Management and eDiscovery and a member of many eDiscovery groups and associations, including the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists.
Bryant Isbell is the Managing Director of Global eDiscovery and Data Advisory at Baker McKenzie . Bryant is an industry expert with more than 18 years of experience focusing on information governance, data privacy, full EDRM lifecycle execution and management, and data analytics.
James MacGregor is a Managing Director at Consilio and leads the UK sales team. MacGregor has experience working in eDiscovery in both the London and New York markets.
Experienced Vice President Chapter with a demonstrated history of working in the information services industry and legal sector. Skilled in eDiscovery and Case Management with strong business development working and professional services experience graduate from The University of Kent.
Clare Chalkley has over 26 years of experience working in the legal industry. She is Vice President, Legal Services at Integreon and was the Litigation Support Manager at Clifford Chance for 25 years. She lead a team of eDiscovery specialists working with lawyers and clients on litigation and arbitration matters and regulatory, anti-trust and internal investigations. Clare focuses on guiding clients through the data management life-cycle, utilising the best processes, resources and technology
Vince is VP Legal Services at Integreon. He is the Subject Matter Expert for eDiscovery, document review and law firms. Previously, he spent 42 years at Allen & Overy, where he set up and led the global Litigation Support teams. Vince introduced A&O to outsourced document review, using Integreon, ten years ago. He also formed part of the Judicial Working Group that drafted the Practice Direction on eDisclosure, PD31B, and personally assisted Lord Justice Jackson on the disclosure elements of his Costs Reforms. Vince was also a founder member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology) Group and of the Steering Committee for Litigation and Practice Support Peer Group at ILTA.
Amit Pandit is the founder and Managing Director of Apt Search & Selection, an executive search firm within the eDiscovery & Legal Technology industry. Based in London, Amit has been recruiting in this space for over a decade Internationally.