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The parties in our proceedings are discussing digital trial management systems and are looking at Opus 2 Magnum and CaseLines. What are the key characteristics and features of these systems?

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Produced in partnership with Ross McLeod, Christopher Humby, Leo Kitchen and Damian Curran of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP
Published on LexisPSL on 13/05/2020

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with Ross McLeod, Christopher Humby, Leo Kitchen and Damian Curran of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The parties in our proceedings are discussing digital trial management systems and are looking at Opus 2 Magnum and CaseLines. What are the key characteristics and features of these systems?
  • Background to the digital trial management systems
  • Key characteristics of Opus 2 Magnum
  • Key characteristics of CaseLines

Background to the digital trial management systems

The two digital trial management systems describe themselves below as follows:

  1. Opus 2 Magnum—A seamless path from preparation to trial. Host and manage documents and transcripts, compile chronologies and prepare for trial. Opus 2 has been developed to mimic how legal teams traditionally work with paper, making it easy to use and popular with legal professionals of all levels, from associates through to judges

  2. CaseLines—CaseLines delivers a proven, secure, purpose-built platform for managing evidence review in a virtual hearing. Our platform supports any type and size of case in a virtual setting. From a simple hearing to full-scale trials with lawyers, witnesses, judges and clerks all able to see the same documents at the same time

General advantages of these systems include the option to professionally set-up a hearing room with dedicated hardware, including laptops and monitors, along with an operator who navigates to the documents during the hearing so that all participants are viewing the correct documents at the same time.

More generally, having a third-party provider who takes primary responsibility for the electronic bundle and can assist with associated administrative tasks can fr

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