Biography of Chris Dale

Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery.

Chris Dale He runs the eDisclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker’s Working Party which drafted the 2010 eDisclosure Practice Direction 31B and Electronic Documents Questionnaire.

He writes an authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and any jurisdiction which requires electronic discovery of documents.


Born 1953
Educated Haileybury and Oriel College, Oxford
Solicitor 1980 (no longer practising)
Partner 1982-1993 (Taylor Joynson Garrett)
1993-2006 Litigation developer / eDisclosure consultant
2007- The eDisclosure Information Project