Using LitiGate for Initial Case Assessment

Overview

This first part of our litigation lifecycle series looks at the pre-action stage: legal action is on the horizon. We will look at how conducting early case analysis with LitiGate can help minimise manual work, reduce costs and uncover core case information faster, so you can go back to your clients with answers quicker.

Organise: Get Your Docs in Row

Whether advising a potential claimant on the validity of their claim or a potential defendant crafting a preemptive strategy, the digital paper trail of a new case has now come your way. Assessing the factual story and legal risks typically requires reading through large volumes of data, including correspondence involving multiple parties and documents obtained from various sources.

LitiGate quickly transforms your raw case data into analysed assets. First, the platform automatically detects duplicate documents. Seeing beyond the document name, LitiGate’s algorithm compares similarities in the content of the case documents to ensure that completely identical materials are only logged once. Second, LitiGate classifies your documents and the events mentioned within them into document categories. Third, LitiGate de-clutters your dataset by grouping together related email threads, even if saved and uploaded separately. Fourth, LitiGate automatically converts your documents into searchable text, even those pesky non-searchable PDFs, setting the stage for in-depth case analysis. 

Explore: Identify “Who Did What, When”

With the data-related “heavy lifting” completed by our algorithm, your documents are de-duplicated, dated and classified. You’re now ready to review the big-picture legal story: Who are the key actors? What are they key events and how and in what order did these unfold? Tracking down this key information can be a lengthy and laborious task using traditional document management solutions. With LitiGate it’s quick and easy. 

Having analysed the content of your documents, LitiGate builds a chronology dating and detailing the facts and events at the heart of your matter. Automatically generated chronologies have the power to significantly reduce time spent by legal teams manually extracting and mapping key facts. 

Moreover, with LitiGate, legal teams can slice-and-dice through the big picture chronology to create custom chronologies targeting specific timeframes and specific actors, tags and document categories. Lawyers can even add comments to their chronologies, allowing them to capture and share preliminary case notes in context. 

Analyse: Crosscheck Key Facts and Events

Digging deeper into the data, you begin to cross check facts and conduct a risk assessment of the legal matter at hand. Does the case have merit? Is there anything in the material that points to potential hurdles? Which events and issues should be investigated further?

With LitiGate you can crosscheck every sentence across your entire dataset to reveal pinpointed connections – sentence-level similarities, inconsistencies and unseen links. Automated cross checks allow you to quickly spot agreed facts as well as potentially contested issues. And as you review crosschecked events, you can navigate to their source documents to read references of particular interest in context. Illuminating similarities and inconsistencies helps teams work more effectively, confident in the comprehensiveness of their analysis.

Strategise Next Steps with Data

LitiGate helps you to showcase your comprehensive preliminary case analysis. Whether it’s an internal meeting, briefing counsel or reporting to your client with your early findings, LitiGate’s intuitive interface allows you to present your case data or easily export your chronology as a visual aid. With core case information extracted and organised, LitiGate helps you to set your case up for success.

Interested in learning more about what LitiGate can do for you?

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