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05 Oct 2018

Media Release: Clayton Utz wins global innovation award for its Provisor intelligent document management application

Sydney, 5 October 2018: An intelligent document management application designed and built by Clayton Utz's Forensic and Technology Services (FTS) team received the Community Choice Award for the Best Innovation at the 5th annual Relativity Innovation Awards in Chicago this week. The Awards are part of Relativity Fest, the leading global e-discovery conference for legal technology professionals.  

FTS Director Owen Bourke led the team who developed the Provisor application using the e-discovery and evidence management platform, Relativity.  Provisor takes an intelligent approach to managing duplicated data during the discovery process.  The application captures and retains source information from any duplicate material in a client's data set with functionality to facilitate rapid and large-scale analysis, eliminating the need for manual review.  The application is customisable and can be adapted for different datasets and types of engagements to meet a broad range of client needs.

Owen said Provisor was delivering significant efficiencies for the firm's clients and legal teams.

"We developed Provisor having identified a need for a specific technology solution to overcome the challenge of having to manually manage source information about duplicated documents during large discovery requests and regulatory responses - which we know from experience can be time-consuming, cause unnecessary delays, increase potential costs and compromise data integrity," said Owen. "With Provisor, we have a solution that overcomes these challenges and streamlines the entire process. This has resulted in substantial time and cost savings which we can pass on to our clients."

FTS national practice group leader Paul Fontanot added that Provisor's success at the Awards reflected Clayton Utz's approach to innovation: responding to actual client problems with practical, tailored solutions that have measurable impact and value.

"Our winning the Community Choice Award from an impressive global field of finalists highlights the legal technology community's appreciation for practical and adaptable solutions that target well-known frustrations in e-discovery," said Paul. "I am incredibly proud of our FTS team for delivering a product that is capable of meeting such an important client and community need. It's the mark of a leading e-discovery provider." 

Provisor was one of 19 applications nominated by legal, accounting, advisory and boutique e-discovery firms for the global Relativity Innovation Awards. Clayton Utz was the only Australian firm that was a finalist.

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