Partnership develops Ł10 million European Litigation Document Review Centre
The new venture will provide facilities which enable pan-European document review capability.
Online PR News – 26-November-2012 –Altlaw Limited, London’s litigation support specialists, have agreed with Capita plc, the UK’s leading provider of business process outsourcing, to enter a strategic partnership which will provide unparalleled legal document review services. This partnership brings together the mutual strengths of two experts in their fields.
Capita, with 46,500 employees, has been delivering business process outsourcing and services since 1987 and now works across 11 markets. It has a diverse range of clients and its work includes the delivery of systems required to administer TV licensing as well as the provision of communications technologies to the London Fire Brigade.
Altlaw has over 100 years’ worth of combined experience working in the litigation support industry, alongside law firms and in-house counsel. It offers technological expertise in all facets of electronic litigation support and legal document services, providing specialist products and services, coupled with proven techniques. Specifically Altlaw has capabilities across the full range of electronic data services, including forensic collection and investigation, early case assessment, electronic data disclosure and secure online review.
The new venture will allow both Altlaw and Capita to supply a pan-European delivery capability to their customers through a Ł10 million, state of the art review centre which will be based in Kraków, Poland.
“The centre currently houses 135 legally qualified reviewers but has the capacity to accommodate up to 550 reviewers, a huge number by industry standards. Its state of the art technology provides tiered security, each individual review project sitting on its own individual network, allowing the centre to accommodate a large number of spontaneous reviews, as well as the established reviews. The centre also benefits from direct superfast access to Altlaw’s hosting facility based in London.”
Situated right at the very centre of Europe, Poland provides an excellent base for any business looking to focus on its European operations and moving away from those traditional outsourcing bases of India and South Africa. Poland became an EU member in May 2004, five years after joining NATO and 15 years after the end of communist rule. Subsequently, its economy has boomed and it now has the sixth largest economy in the EU. The past few years have seen it become one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and in fact Poland remains the only member of the EU to have avoided any decline in its GDP during the recession.
Kraków, just over two hours flight time from London, is an obvious choice as a base for the review centre. The medieval city, renowned for its culture, has a highly educated population, producing more than 40,000 university graduates each year, many of whom will graduate in legal and technological disciplines. In addition to Polish, English and Russian are widely spoken and there can be no doubt that Kraków is a fertile breeding ground for the brightest and best candidates seeking employment.
State of the Art Review Centre
The Ł10 million review centre itself is located in Central Kraków, close to the old town and the main train station. It has excellent transport links for trains, trams, buses and for cars with its on-site car parking. The centre currently houses 135 legally qualified reviewers but has the capacity to accommodate up to 550 reviewers, a huge number by industry standards. Its state of the art technology provides tiered security, each individual review project sitting on its own individual network, allowing the centre to accommodate a large number of spontaneous reviews, as well as the established reviews. The centre also benefits from direct superfast access to Altlaw’s hosting facility based in London.
In the short time the centre has been in operation, it has already proved its worth and potential capability. At the time of writing, 85 of the reviewers based at the centre are conducting the review of circa 2 million documents in a construction litigation case on behalf of clients of Altlaw. The centre has also successfully accommodated client lawyers who wished to oversee the review taking place on site.
With this partnership agreed, both companies will be able to demonstrate their considerable strengths and the full capability they now offer to those requiring litigation support services across Europe.
For more information on document review services, please contact Altlaw at +44(0)20 7490 1646
Based in London, Altlaw provides technological expertise in electronic litigation support and legal document services. With many years’ experience of working with law firms and in-house counsel, Altlaw dramatically speeds up the process of identifying, reviewing and managing relevant data files. Altlaw’s focus is to perfect techniques and processes which allow clients to make more informed decisions at the earliest possible point in the litigation procedure. Additional information is available by visiting http://www.altlaw.co.uk
Capita plc is the UK’s leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions. With more than 46,000 employees at more than 350 sites, including 68 business centres across the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Europe and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients’ services, driving down costs and adding value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2011 of Ł2,930million. Further information on Capita plc can be found at: http://www.capita.co.uk