Case Law

The perils of a D.I.Y edisclosure exercise

England and Wales

Mueller Europe Ltd v Central Roofing (South Wales) Ltd [2012] EWHC 3417 (TCC) The defendant company’s managing director in this case carried out the edisclosure exercise personally. The initial round of edisclosure resulted in almost no emails being disclosed. An order was made for various searches to be carried out. Again the managing director carried out the searches himself and no further documents were disclosed. The Claimant applied for the Court to appoint an IT expert to carry out the searches on behalf of the Defendant. The Court appointed the expert and since the outcome would depend on whether the expert found any documents, costs were reserved.

Keywords: Edisclosure, searching, expert evidence