ELMS Early Investigation Service Line – Insolvency

The Early Investigation Service Line lets insolvency practitioners easily and cost effectively carry out investigations of a company’s documentary material (small or large volumes) with all the advantages of a powerful search engine and AI to deliver a targeted approach and outcomes.

Use it when:

  • Investigating company records into director conduct.
  • Analysing company records in relation to irregular matters, potential offences, debts, claims and complaints.

Common problems locating and investigating documents in a company’s documents without the Early Investigation Service Line include:

  • having to conduct the same searches across multiple sources, such as emails, network drives and databases;
  • not all of the documents are fully text searchable, making the searches unreliable;
  • depending on the company’s internal systems, you may not be able to easily search across document sets;
  • you cannot easily track what has been reviewed, so you may review the same document more than once;
  • you have no means to de-duplicate the set of documents, leading to multiple reviews of the same document;
  • you cannot easily sort all documents chronologically to review them in date order;
  • you cannot easily filter the documents into categories to assist with locating critical documents;
  • your systems may have no AI tools to assist you identify near duplicates or documents with similar concepts; and
  • sharing multiple documents with external parties is time consuming and at times difficult.


Step 1

You identify and collects the documents or document sources which require investigation.

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If needed, ELMS can help you collect the documents without altering the metadata of each file (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 critical 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 and experts.

Step 8

Once the review is complete, ELMS can:

  • continue to hold the documents in the eDiscovery database for later use;
  • 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.