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UK’s first eDiscovery and Litigation support recruitment specialist releases whitepaper “Bridging the eDiscovery Skills gap”


…Demanding discovery processes require the best people asserts APT Search…

LONDON – Thursday 2nd August 2012APT Search, the UK’s first recruitment specialists fully dedicated to the eDiscovery and Litigation Support sectors, has published a whitepaper that provides an overview of the eDiscovery market in the UK and the effect that it is having on the recruitment market. The whitepaper entitled, “Bridging the eDiscovery Skills gap” is targeted at law firms, consultancies and software vendors and offers valuable advice for both employers and potential candidates on how to maximise their business and employment opportunities.

The demand for eDiscovery skills has been accelerated by greater regulations, industry governance and increased public financial penalties. According to Gartner Group*, the eDiscovery market is set to grow by 14% per annum over the next four-to-five years. 

Amit Pandit, Managing Director at APT Search comments, “Organisations are looking to prepare themselves for better times ahead, whilst defending existing market share and managing potential risks. Consequently, the demand for eDiscovery professionals is strong in the UK, with salary levels continuing to rise. Furthermore, these changes in the market are creating new opportunities for people not only in traditional positions, but also creating roles that did not exist before.  As a result employers and candidates need an open mind about how their skills can be deployed within an organisation.”

Some key findings from the APT Search whitepaper include:

  • There is demand for high quality Business Developers with relevant experience and understanding of the EDRM model – figures show a significant growth through 2011 and in to the first half of 2012.

  • Vendors and Consultancies are hiring and training high calibre candidates that have transferrable skills to help meet demands in the absence of direct eDisclosure skills.

  • Business development base salaries are continuing to increase, due to the increased competition to hire well networked eDiscovery sales people at mid-senior level hires that can potentially bring an array of clients to the business.

  • The demand for Project Managers has grown for those certified in Project Management certifications such Prince2.  Although some companies do not seek them as a pre-requisite, it can enhance candidate opportunities.

  • The eDiscovery industry is developing rapidly in parts of continental Europe, creating opportunities here while also driving the need for language skills – especially German, French, Italian and Dutch.

To download the free whitepaper please visit

Notes to editor
* Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery, May 2011

About APT Search and Selection
Apt Search and Selection Limited (APT Search) are the UK’s first recruitment specialists fully dedicated to the eDiscovery and Litigation Support sectors. Based in Central London, the team has extensive knowledge in identifying and filling critical job vacancies within legal firms, consultancies and software vendors, and confidentially seeking opportunities for skilled individuals. 

APT Search can assist in recruiting permanent, temporary, and fixed term contract positions across the UK, Europe, and Asia, in disciplines that include eDiscovery, Litigation Support, Information Governance and Computer Forensics.

For employers, APT Search will help organisations grow with the right skilled people. For candidates, APT Search will help individual candidates to search for their next challenging and rewarding role, and to offer proactive support in the management of an individual’s career plan.

For further information, call +44 (0)845 689 6499 or visit

Media contact:
Lena Ahad
Technology PR
+44 (0)7908 725212