Electronic trials for litigation

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.

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A fully managed service

Each case is assigned a dedicated project manager and a case manager with expert knowledge of legal proceedings to provide advice, guidance and support.

Our project manager will help guide the parties through all aspects of the setup and ongoing management of the electronic bundle, including the import and any updates. 

The case manager will ensure the courtroom is set up to meet all requirements to the highest standards and that hearings proceed smoothly.

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Import key documents

Import a clean, master set of key documents using our managed service that ensures the metadata, structure and paginations are preserved. We can also import directly from eDiscovery providers.

If you have already used Opus 2 for your case analysis and preparation, your key documents will be seamlessly imported. All your analysis, links and mark ups will be automatically added to your private workspace.

If you are not yet using Opus 2 for case analysis and preparation, find out how you can get a head-start.

Find out more about Opus 2 case analysis

Your dedicated Opus 2 project manager will ensure your documents are organised and linked to meet your requirements and those of your case. If you are ready to manage all your cases with Opus 2, our enterprise licence offers more autonomy and flexibility.

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Privately connect case teams

Set up private workspaces for each case team and the judge. The system is robust and scalable to handle any number of different parties so is suitable for large or small cases.

All analysis, notes, collaboration and private documents are stored within individual workspaces, allowing all team members to work on the same central version of their documents. Notes and annotations are kept private to the permitted users within that workspace.

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Collaborate securely

Build your case quickly by allowing instant, real time and concurrent interaction between all members of your legal team. You may even invite experts and clients to collaborate on specific documents or evidence directly in your workspace.

Build a centralised chronology and tag content — for example by issue, theme or witness — and create strategic hyperlinks between conflicting or complementary documents.

The system automatically sorts the tagged content into folders, making finding and organising information much simpler.

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Manage bundles without friction

Quickly prepare cross-examination and other custom bundles. This will save time and avoid the hassle that is often associated with collating documents urgently, including updating numerous, expensive hard copy sets or USB drives with time consuming inserts.

All your materials are stored centrally. When updates to the bundle are required, any changes are automatically reflected across all workspaces for all teams. This is all made easy by the Opus 2 managed service which takes the hassle out of shared bundles.



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Real time collaboration during trials

Follow proceedings through the Electronic Presentation of Evidence (EPE) and Realtime Transcription, making the hearing room a connected environment.

Even team members that are outside the courtroom can follow proceedings by logging into your private workspace remotely and watching the live transcript and evidence being presented as the trial unfolds. 

Find out more about Realtime Transcription

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Ensure continuity

Your work product is securely stored, accessible and searchable. Your legal team can access it from anywhere and at any time using an internet-enabled device with their security credentials.

At the end of each day, the audio from the hearing is uploaded and synchronised to the final transcript, giving users a complete record of the proceedings. If the case returns to appeal, all the previous case materials and work product is available immediately.

Key benefits

Increased trial efficiency

Transform your courtroom into a connected environment with EPE and Realtime Transcription. Remove the manual overhead of following and presenting hard-copy bundles and evidence.

Up to ten-fold reduction in cost

Remove the cost and overhead of printing and managing hard-copy bundles.

Real time collaboration and remote access

Stay connected with your entire legal team at all times, including live proceedings, even if they are outside the courtroom.

Fully managed service for peace of mind

Our dedicated project managers and case managers with expert knowledge of proceedings and best-in-class service team will ensure even the most complex hearings are delivered smoothly.

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“I’m currently engaged in a trial with a bundle of about 200 lever arch files. Opus 2 enables instant access electronically to all the documents in the case. We’ve now reached the closing submissions stage where the system pays big dividends because the written closings can be researched, cut, pasted and finalised from the screen. I suspect that this is how all major litigation will, in the future, be conducted. I would say this is the most important development in trial work I’ve ever experienced in my time at the Bar.”

Lord Grabiner QC, One Essex Court
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“I really can’t envisage using a paper-based trial bundle again! The ability to take my laptop with me and have access to everything is perfect!”

Mr Nicholas Baatz QC, Atkin Chambers
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“But for Opus 2, we would have had to cart 386 arch files to Court - not only did we save some trees, but more importantly, we optimised the Court’s time at trial. The cloud-based system can also drastically improve a litigator’s cross examination preparation and the drafting of closing submissions. This is the future of litigation. This is the way lawyers should litigate.”

Mark Teng Associate, Infinitus Law Corporation
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“In complex litigation with vast numbers of documents, the Opus 2 platform eases communication between lawyers and their clients, especially when they delve into specific documents. The tagging and search functions are useful for identifying issues and preparing for cross-examination. It also eliminates the fear of losing one’s Post-Its, which is a litigator’s worst nightmare in court! I wish we had started using the platform earlier.”

Yingyu Wang Director, Via Law Corporation

Boost your next trial with electronic trial services

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