• Compliance in a Remote Working Environment
  • Information Governance and E-Discovery
  • Legal frameworks governing Privacy and Data Protection

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 29th April 2021

The disclosure of electronic documents has become an increasingly important feature of litigation. The sheer volume of electronic documents may present huge logistical and legal challenges. However, there are significant difficulties with e-discovery that can be embarrassing, time consuming and expensive. To protect their position and discharge their obligations to the Court, Solicitors and their clients need to adopt a carefully planned and practical approach to the issue of e-discovery, designed to balance the need for appropriate disclosure with the need to avoid disproportionate effort and expense. This conference will discuss the data protection implications, what data can be subject to e-discovery, the remote working challenges, the standards, guides and obligations for client-solicitor relationship and so much more.  

CMG have gathered an expert panel of speakers who will explain the key elements of the e-discovery process that you need to ensure you are up to speed on to implement into future cases, plus what’s coming down the tracks that might be useful for your organisation going forward.

The E-Discovery Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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This conference will be of interest to legal departments, solicitors, barristers, insurance companies, government bodies, those involved with the collection of data and freedom of information requests, forensic investigators, forensic accountants to name a few.

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
Legal Updates, Standards, Guides and Obligations

Speaker: Ms Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin, Partner, Eugene F Collins Solicitors

  • Recap and update on the law & rules surrounding E-Discovery (Rules of Court and Case law in this jurisdiction & relevant UK law)
  • E-Discovery guides 
  • International Standardisation for eDiscovery
  • Update on ISO 27050 standard
  • Solicitor / Client obligations
  • Practical issues – “wiping” of text during litigation and destruction of e-evidence.
Understanding legal frameworks governing Privacy and Data Protection

Speaker: Mathieu Gorge, CEO and founder of VigiTrust

  • Data Protection – gaining access to and processing data as part of cross boarder litigation
  • Data privacy, data security, and data breach – key considerations in the E-Discovery process
  • Handling big data as part of an E-Discovery investigation
  • New technologies that can now be used to reduce down the data set (use of AI / machine learning etc), what the cost drivers are to be when administering the e-discovery platform etc).
  • Practical considerations once discovery is ordered (e.g. collecting data from clients and service providers/ what is taken to be in a party’s possession power or procurement, extent of the obligations to collect from third parties, picking and agreeing search terms/ agreeing redaction protocols for commercially sensitive information)

The Impact of Information Governance and E-Discovery

  • Making sure you are in line with compliance requirements
  • Data and tactics and how they are used to deliver access to intelligence
  • Classifying & managing data
  • A framework which will make e-discovery as easy, quick and cheap as possible
E Discovery and Compliance in a Remote Working Environment

Speaker: Michael Conway director of Renaissance Contingency Services

  • Remote Working – here to stay or a hybrid?
  • The Remote working environment.
  • Remote working and compliance
  • Remote working and E Discovery
Increasing Cost Efficiency & Reducing Costs Overall
Speaker: William O Brien, Director, PwC Cyber Security, Privacy and Forensics

  • Understanding the potential costs of e-discovery – looking at typical cost models
  • Importance of early case assessment
  • Engaging & negotiating with external provider
  • Common areas of overspending & best practices to reduce this


Expert Evidence – Law & Practice

Speakers: Maurice Dockrell, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • What a court expects – the duties of an expert witness
  • Court order v court direction
  • Instructing an expert – the issue of privilege
  • Rival schools of thought
  • Costs follow the event – all expert costs recovered?
Update on Legal Professional Privilege

Speaker: Muireann Granville Associate Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department LK Shields

  • Legal advice privilege (who is a lawyer? Who is a client?)
  • Litigation privilege and recent developments
  • GDPR and privilege
  • Commercially sensitive information – confidentiality rings and redaction protocols.
  • Challenging claims to privilege
  • Practical tips

Caoilfhionn Ní ChuanacháinCaoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin

Partner, Eugene F Collins Solicitors

Caoilfhionn is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Law Team. She has extensive experience in both Commercial and High Court litigation and in particular, in advising on financial services litigation, such as the mis-selling of complex financial instruments and multi-jurisdictional funds related litigation.
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She also has expertise in professional negligence and recovery proceedings. Caoilfhionn also advises on both the implementation and defence of insurance proceedings.
Caoilfhionn has significant experience advising a number of major international retailers, as tenants, in relation to landlord and tenant disputes to include disputes with regard to alterations to the premises, the failure of the landlord to comply with obligations under Agreements for Lease, the negotiation of rent reductions and the defence of recovery of rent proceedings.

Mathieu GorgeMathieu Gorge

CEO and founder of VigiTrust

Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust (2003). Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA, due in no small part to his reputation, experience and the success of VigiTrust’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™.
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Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. He has been involved in payment security for more than 15 years, and works closely with the PCI Council in the US and EU.

He is the current President and Chief Security Officer of the French Irish Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and was an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011.

Mathieu has been involved in extensive security research and collaborative programs. He regularly moderates and speaks at security events organized by ISACA, ISSA (Global Web Conference Committee). He has completed extended research work in the areas of risk assessment & management, payment card security, secure printing, data storage & archiving.

Michael ConwayMichael Conway

Director of Renaissance Contingency Services

Michael is a founding director of Renaissance Contingency Services since 1987 and heads up the Value-Added distribution part of Renaissance.

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He has managed the vendor relationships with over thirty leading Global data security vendors and is heavily involved in evaluating and on-boarding new data security technologies. Michael has been involved in the preparation and review of Continuity and Crisis Management Plans for many of the leading organisations in Ireland and the UK. He is a founder member of the Emergency Management Institute Ireland.

William O BrienWilliam O Brien

Director, PwC Cyber Security, Privacy and Forensics

William is a Computer Science Professional, Cisco, Microsoft, GCFE & GCFA (GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner/Analyst) Certified with over sixteen years experience working with both Multinationals & SMEs including several years at a Senior Leadership level.

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He is also a Programme tutor for Chartered Accountants Ireland and developed/deliver their Certificate in Cyber Security & Diploma in Forensic Accounting.

Managing large scale Forensic Technology Investigations, Cyber Security Investigations, eDiscovery Project Management, Digital Evidence Recovery, Data Analytics, Business IT Strategy & Project Management.

Maurice DockrellMaurice Dockrell

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Maurice Dockrell, a barrister since 1996, has extensive experience in Expert Witness Evidence gained through his practice in Dublin and on the South Eastern Circuit.

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He has a developed a particular interest in the training of expert witnesses and has delivered expert witness and courtroom skills courses to a broad range of professionals across the public service. He is currently finalising his book “The Expert, the Judge and the Advocate”, which takes a practical look at the elements involved in expert witness evidence.

He has also turned his attention to the factors involved in judicial decision-making having designed and delivered a customised six day training programme for the Labour Court, Equality Tribunal and Rights Commissioners on quasi-judicial decision making.

As a former Chairperson of the Private Security Authority, he has first-hand knowledge and experience of the practical legal needs of regulatory bodies and corporate governance. As a former member of the Criminal Injury Compensation Tribunal, he has made quasi judicial decisions and understands what Judges are looking for when assessing evidence.

Muireann Granville Muireann Granville

Associate Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department LK Shields

Muireann advises on a wide variety of general and commercial litigation disputes including contract disputes, disputes in relation to complex financial structures, professional negligence claims and intellectual property disputes. She also has considerable experience in arbitration.

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Muireann has worked on a number of complex high value disputes before the Commercial Court and has particular expertise in the area of discovery, having managed several large-scale e-discovery projects.

Emma HindsEmma Hinds

Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

Emma is an experienced litigator qualified to practice in Ireland and the UK. She is a senior associate with McCann FitzGerald and advises on a wide range of contentious matters.

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She has acted in a number of high profile judicial review, plenary High Court and Commercial Court proceedings. She has experience in managing all stages of the litigious process, from the provision of preliminary advises, advancing pleadings, leading the discovery process, conducting of settlement negotiations, through to full trial. Emma also has experience in other forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and conciliation. She has been involved in a number of large discoveries, providing advice on all stages of the process. She has also conducted large scale investigations for clients.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



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