Early Claims Assessment Service Line – Corporate

The ECA Service line lets you easily and cost effectively review large volumes of documentary material using the power of an eDiscovery database.

Use it when:

  • Conducting internal investigations.
  • Preparing claims and advices.
  • Assembling briefs for lawyers, barristers or experts.

Common problems encountered with locating documents inside an organisation’s network include:

  • having to conduct the same searches across multiple sources such as emails, network drives and databases;
  • not all the documents being fully text searchable, making the searches unreliable; and
  • some of your internal systems may not be able to conduct searches across a document set.

And even once you have gathered your document set, you are usually not able to or easily:

  • track what documents you have reviewed;
  • remove duplicates;
  • sort the documents into chronological order;
  • filter documents into categories to assist with locating key documents;
  • use AI tools to assist you identify “like” documents quickly; or
  • share multiple documents with one or more external parties.


Step 1

You identify the documents or document sources in your network which you need to review.

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ELMS helps you collect the documents without altering the metadata (just in case those files are needed later for litigation).

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ELMS ingests the documents into an eDiscovery database where we de-duplicate the documents and make them fully text searchable.

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ELMS trains you on how to use the eDiscovery database.

Step 5

You carry out the searches and use the analytical tools needed to identify the relevant documents. ELMS can assist you with this task if required.

Step 6

ELMS have set up workflows in the eDiscovery database which help you track what documents you have reviewed.

Step 7

You can ask ELMS to provide access to the documents, or a subset of them, to external parties such as external lawyers, barristers, experts and insurers.

Step 8

Once the review is complete, ELMS can:

  • continue to hold the documents in the eDiscovery database for later use by an external legal team;
  • prepare a subset of the documents for you in a fully hyperlinked text searchable PDF solution;
  • remove the documents; or
  • put the documents in archive mode.