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David Hodson on International Family Law: Anton Pillering in the clouds

Date:15 NOV 2010

David HodsonHow do you carry out a search and find (Anton Piller) order when the documentation to be discovered and the purpose of the search especially electronic information is held not at the premises being searched but elsewhere perhaps on a server in another continent?  This issue will increasingly face international family lawyers and make discovery through search orders much harder. It was addressed at the Canberra conference in October 2010 by Andrew Davies one of Australia's leading family lawyers at O'Sullivan Davies Perth. Andrew has had several cases where this issue has arisen and his experience is invaluable for us elsewhere in the world.

Cloud computing and technology is the movement from the 1980s onwards from mainframe-based computing to client server provision. In essence instead of software programs and data being held on a server owned by and operated locally by a person or business it is held remotely by a third party on a very...

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