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Litigation Support and Discovery Services

Litigation Support

Corporations are faced with an ever increasing amount of litigation and complex business disputes. To prevail in this environment requires the skill and ability of experienced litigators supported by dispute consulting professionals who provide meaningful financial and economic analysis. Whether the dispute involves claims stemming from an investment fund collapse, construction disputes, contractual disputes, securities litigation, professional negligence claims or any other complex business dispute, our professionals can provide valuable financial insight and clarity to counsel, from case theory development and discovery to expert witness testimony. We can help assess risk and damages exposure, perform financial analyses and develop damages theories. Our senior practitioners are skilled communicators with years of experience providing expert witness services and fact testimony. We work to simplify complex technical information, bringing specialist expertise to bear in appropriate circumstances and focus on the core issues arising.

Litigation Support services include:

  • Fund litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Dispute consulting services
  • Discovery services
  • Expert witness services
  • Business insurance claims preparation

Discovery Services

A key component of litigation is the discovery process, whereby each party provides relevant evidence to other parties in the litigation. Discovery presents a risk to litigants, and, if inadequately managed, may have a significant effect on the success and cost of the litigation. Discovery however also presents an opportunity for litigants to maximise their informational, evidential and strategic advantage.

Deloitte has deep expertise in advising parties to litigation on discovery matters. Our professionals have extensive experience in navigating the myriad of complex requirements for proper data collection, processing, hosting, review and production. The volume of responsive documents can range from hundreds to millions, and each responsive, non-privileged document must be produced in an efficient, secure, easily accessible manner.

Our discovery solutions help counsel and companies control the costs and mitigate the risks associated with the discovery process by:

  • Maintaining chain-of-custody records and tracking activity to address authenticity of data and process concerns
  • Providing experienced teams to recommend and implement solutions that fit the case at hand (and not a ‘one size fits all’ solution)
  • Coordinating discovery efforts including documentation for process reproducibility and transparent reporting
  • Applying sophisticated techniques and use of software designed to meet the specific and unique requirements for each project
  • Maintaining data security protocols and preservation of meta-data
  • Processing of data from data repositories to review platform
  • Deduplication of email and native documents and the deployment of review platforms
  • Design and management of document review protocols
  • Providing hosted environments for collaborative review, storage and access to discovery documents

Our professionals have extensive experience of complex, multi jurisdiction and high volume discovery exercises, involving both electronic and physical material, and have strong discovery-specific project management skills to reduce risk and cost, and to maximize strategic advantage. We also utilise other Deloitte member firms discovery resources, and we can provide full discovery services in the US, UK and Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and elsewhere.