4 December 2014

Kroll Ontrack responds to customer demand for unbundled document review services with new European facility in the heart of London’s legal district

London – 4 December 2014 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading global provider of edisclosure and data recovery products and services, today announced the launch in early January 2015 of a document review centre in the heart of London’s legal district.  The dedicated facility, based within Kroll Ontrack’s European headquarters on Farringdon Street, will feature state-of-the-art review technology and a team of 40-plus specialised legal professionals assigned to individual cases on the basis of their knowledge and experience.

The proximity of the new secure facility to London’s law firms will make it easier for legal professionals to physically oversee their document review projects, whilst the quality of Kroll Ontrack’s technology and facilities will mean it will attract the highest quality legal reviewers in what is fast becoming a very competitive marketplace. 

The review teams will rely on Kroll Ontrack’s ediscovery.com Review platform to quickly sift through and locate relevant documents for particular matters.  The award-winning1 platform features technology assisted review (TAR) and integrates document review features with cutting-edge intelligent prioritisation and categorisation, automated workflow and quality control functionality.

Tim Phillips, Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack International Legal Technologies said:

“We have offered a successful document review service in the United States for some time and are now expanding our capability into Europe, with London as our central location, in response to requests from our clients.  Companies and their law firms need more efficient ways to review large volumes of documents, and they have moved into a new phase of outsourcing those services.  Having tried using offshore operations, they tell us that they prefer to use a centre where they can actively guide and physically oversee the review process when needed and also access ediscovery technology and document review expertise under one trusted brand.”

Tim Phillips continues: “We are committed to providing our clients with access to an end-to-end solution for edisclosure and document review and will provide experienced project managers to oversee the entire review process.  Our reviewers are trained to serve as an extension to our clients’ legal teams, working with them as integrated partners.”

Kroll Ontrack’s centre will be able to handle all document review projects, regardless of the legal area, language, volume of documents or timeline.  The company’s document review lawyers are given highly focused training on how to get the most out of Kroll Ontrack’s technology, thereby improving efficiency as well as reducing costs.

The launch of the document review centre is a key component of Kroll Ontrack’s overall global strategy to provide ediscovery services wherever and whenever clients need them.  The London facility will be equipped to accommodate document review needs, both across the UK and globally; and the flexible managed review service can also be offered at client-selected locations across Europe, including at clients’ premises. Kroll Ontrack’s international focus is reflected in the strong emphasis placed on recruiting reviewers with foreign language skills, in response to increasing client demand for such capabilities.  Kroll Ontrack also operates document review centres across the United States and is planning to open new centres in other locations in Europe and around the world. 

Daniel Kavan, Manager of Kroll Ontrack’s Evidence Consultancy and Managed Review Service in London said:

“Our London document review centre is launched against a background of the rapid unbundling in the legal services industry driven by factors such as the exponential growth of data volumes and the availability of innovative legal technologies. This has opened up new options for lawyers managing document review projects such as outsourcing to specialist service providers.  Our legally qualified reviewers are able to harness their legal experience and their expertise using our document review platform to deliver effective results. By partnering with a trusted, international brand like Kroll Ontrack, law firms and their clients can rely on high quality document review services that deliver the required results at a fraction of the cost.”

Kroll Ontrack has also recently responded to client needs to analyse data without moving it across borders by launching a new data centre in Germany and developing its Onsite platform, which enables clients to review documents within their own premises.

For more information on Kroll Ontrack and its products and services, visit www.ediscovery.com/uk

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit www.ediscovery.com/uk and follow @KrollOntrackEU on Twitter. 

  1. In 2014 Kroll Ontrack was awarded “Best Predictive Coding Award" (Best of The NLJ) and
    "Best Predictive Coding Solution" (NYLJ Reader Rankings).

 

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