XBundle – Our Story
XBundle was originally created by Robert Onslow, an IP/IT barrister at 8 New Square Chambers, who became increasingly frustrated with the growing size of paper bundles. He developed an innovative electronic bundles and trial presentation software. Sadly, Robert passed away in 2016, but his vision for XBundle lives on.
Today, XBundle continues to develop and implement advanced practical solutions for leading law firms, corporations and government organisations. The philosophy behind XBundle remains the same: “If it not as good as paper, then you are right to reject it.”
Who are we?
XBundle is owned and operated by legal professionals, with an average of over 30 years’ experience of working and delivering in the legal and technology sector. XBundle thrives in enabling legal teams and corporate organisations to ensure that they have an effective platform and the highest level of support when they need it. We work when the litigation teams work. We understand the pressure our clients face when dealing with a tight deadline. This is why our clients prefer us over our competitors. XBundle thrives in creating tailored solutions that are specific to the deadline in question. We are always here to support our clients.
“We were extremely impressed with XBundle who delivered our demanding objectives on time, at short notice and at proportionate cost. Mark and the team are affable, knowledgeable and driven. We would not hesitate to instruct XBundle again.” Jon Scally, Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson LLP
What do we offer?
XBundle challenges the traditional methods within litigation to deliver a cost-effective solution. services.
As a litigation support business, XBundle offers a range of extensive services under one roof, including (but, not limited to):
– Electronic bundles
XBundle takes pride in creating court compliant, high quality, and reliable bundles. We believe that every bundle should be submitted right first time, with zero margin for errors! We are always here to support our clients.
- XBundle:: Create – Licence and Software
We have our own unique software, XBundle::Create, which gives you the ability to create your own electronic bundle. The software can create instant indexes, hyperlinks and bookmarks. You will also be able to edit the bundle, make amendments, add private or public annotations on the fly and the bundle will update itself. This includes the pagination, hyperlinks, OCR, formatting, bookmarks and page labelling.
You can also use XBundle::Create as a hosting platform. You will be able to view all your ‘active’ matters on the platform and make necessary edits.
The XBundle trial presentation feature enables you to display and present your finalised bundle to the court – all from the same platform. Alternatively, you’ll be able to export the bundle into one compiled PDF.
Our simple and innovative pricing model is easy to understand and supports direct disbursements to clients. For £350 per party per month you will get full access to XBundle::Create. This is a fixed cost. You will have unlimited users, downloads and uploads included in that price. We appreciate that adapting to new or changing software can be a stressful time for our clients. As such, we offer a discount of 20% on your first 3 months.
- XBundle:: Create – Hybrid Service
We also offer our skills and expertise as a managed service on a hybrid basis. This means that you will get all the benefit from XBundle::Create and the XBundle team will assist you with your electronic bundle at a fixed rate of £195 per 600 pages.
- Full Managed Service – XBundle Team
Alternatively, you may wish to take the full managed service route. For a fixed price of £195 per 600 pages the XBundle team can create you a court complaint electronic bundle. Provided that you have a sufficient index, we’ll be able to collect collate and combine your bundle.
The benefit of selecting this package is that XBundle will take full responsibility over your bundle. This includes:
- Hyperlinked index
- Pagination and page labelling
- Custom bookmarks
- Any edits (including edits to PDFs)
- Amendments (late insertions and removing documents)
- Dealing with non-PDFs documents.
We provide access to the finalised bundle set on our own cloud data room which allows multiple users to access, view or download the bundles.
– Electronic Presentation of Evidence (EPE)
As well as assisting with assembling and delivering trial bundles, XBundle understand the need for proceedings to run efficiently, without interpretations or delays.
Leading law firms and chambers rely on XBundle to remove the technology burden from their clients, leaving them to focus on the legal and procedural aspects of the matter.
From the first CMC to the judgment, our tailored solution, managed by our technical support team, provides an efficient and seamless path from trial preparation to the hearing for parties, counsel and the judge. Whether in-person, remote or hybrid hearings, we act as a neutral third party and offer a fully managed solution for hearings of any size.
As a standard, we provide onsite technical support to ensure hearings run without technical disruptions or delays. If necessary, we also provide page turner display.
We work closely with our clients. Whether the client needs help with EPE, virtual hearing management, or support with technical delivery, our dedicated team are always here to help.
“I and the judge think you did a brilliant job, setting up and all the daily transcripts, emailed through very quickly each day, and which the judge heavily relies on during a trial. It was also appreciated that you were in court to keep an eye on proceedings, just in case there were any technical difficulties. It saves a lot of stress for the court staff, and I myself, am not very IT friendly. My judge in particular prefers to use electronic bundles, so I file everything for her, which is a lot easier when provided promptly. “ Caroline Reid – Clerk to the Honourable Mrs Justice Joanna Smith
We are also able to provide margin cross-references at an additional cost at £3.50 per reference. The final bundle will be available for 14 days on XBundle data room – free of charge.
There will be a monthly charge of £30 per matter after the expiry time for continued view and download access.
XBundle can provide a full Transcription Services including Same-Day or Real-time transcription for in court and remote hearings.
Our experienced and highly qualified team can provide onsite transcription and can attend anywhere in the UK and Internationally.
We can organise a stenographer to attend if required.
XBundle charge £950 for Same-Day transcripts. For Real-time transcripts we charge £900 per day and £115 per connection.
Paragraph 9.6 of CPR PD51U (incorporated into CPR PD57AD, from 1st October 2022) confirms that the parties should seek to reduce the burden and cost of the disclosure exercise and ways of doing this can include the use of:
“(3)(a) software or analytical tools, including technology assisted review software and techniques; and
(b) coding strategies, including to reduce duplication”.
The explanatory note to Section 2 of the Disclosure Review Document also provides that parties should use a technology assisted review to conduct a proportionate review of the data set.
As a result, electronic disclosure must now be considered in any matter with electronic stored information or other documentation.
XBundle can provide technical advice, resources and even project management to support your disclosure process. As a leading provider to a number of eDiscovery platforms (such as Everlaw, Relativity and London Legal), XBundle brings the experience and technical know-how you need.
“Thank you for all your help on this one. The fact that our disclosure was in good order, and that theirs was a mess, proved very helpful. A clear lesson in the benefits of using XBundle” – Colin Young, Partner, Boodle Hatfield.
XBundle is the only organisation that can provide a genuine end-to-end service under one roof. XBundle can offer eDisclosure as software as a service (SaaS) or a full managed service. XBundle has a team of eDisclosure experts that can assist you with every aspect of your case. From technology selection, to setting up and managing technology assisted reviews, designing workflows, timeline/chronology, data collection, data processing and hosting we have the skills, experience and technical know-how to ensure you collect and process the relevant data you need.
XBundle thrives in enabling legal teams to work faster, with greater accuracy, and reduce the costs of the review process significantly, without losing any flexibility in their approach in the process. We have experts that can use artificial intelligence. Presented using various terminologies such as predictive coding, technology assisted review – TAR, or machine learning.
In addition to our XBundle bespoke software and hardware products, this is underpinned by a team of highly trained legal experts with years of experience in managing a huge variety of different cases, clients and challenges. XBundle is proud to adopt a tailored approach to every case. Whether this is driven by information security requirements, software functionality, or workflow management, XBundle has the capability to adapt to each and every situation. Regardless of the challenge, it is our teams’ commitment, knowledge and expertise to our clients that delivers outstanding results time after time.
– Expert Witness Statements
XBundle provides an independent expert witness service for all aspects of digital forensics, including explanatory screenshots and non-technical definitions, to make evidence easy to understand.
Dr Nick Sharples leads XBundle’s digital forensics and software development offering. Dr Sharples has extensive experience in software development, programming, computer science, artificial intelligence and is a recognised expert witness.
XBundle offers a fully managed reprographics service, including printing, copying and scanning. Get in touch with us to know our reasonable and fixed pricing.
Rachel Forysthe, one of XBundle’s senior project managers, not only recognised for her eDisclosure work, but she is also recognised as a highly skilled legal documents expert. Rachel has experiences running print and scanning rooms. If you have any reprographics queries, please email Rachel@xbundle.co.uk
– Data Hosting
If you need secure data room hosting in the cloud, from an ISO27001 certified company, XBundle can help you. XBundle have our own certified and secure virtual data room – XBundle:Cloud.
XBundle:Cloud virtual data room offers highly advanced yet user-friendly solutions for anything from everyday collaboration to complex processing in banking, legal, and other sectors.
All of XBundle data is hosted on UK servers and we are monitored and audited according to the standards by the British Assessment Bureau and GDPR.
Benefits of using XBundle:Cloud
- User-friendly interface
- Easy set up
- Easy of use
- Support from XBundle Team
- Data centre operations are ISO27001 certified and audited by British Assessment Bureau
- Easy drag and drop uploads feature
- Available 24/7/365, including weekends and holidays.
Standalone data room price is £350 per party per month for up to 350GB. This includes unlimited downloads, uploads, users and view rights. That is less than £1 per GB per month.