Working in partnership with you, we deliver flexible eDiscovery and Litigation Support solutions. By using our own in-house legal and technical expertise and market leading technology, we’ll always achieve the ideal outcome for your business.

Increasingly a top choice of some of the largest law firms and enterprises in the world, Lineal provides a comprehensive range of end-to-end solutions across the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model):

  • Consulting
  • Digital forensics
  • eDiscovery
  • Review
  • Legal document services

From the outset, we work with you to identify the resources and budgets needed to deliver the results you want. Our bespoke budget management and quotation tools allow you to predict pricing and resources, minimising inefficiencies and reducing your costs.

Ensuring you have the best support, leading technology and transparent costs, Lineal will become an invaluable member of your customised case team.

Quality and peace of mind

Lineal maintains high security that stands up to the explicit management controls required by our ISO27001:2013 certified data security accreditation.  Your data is backed up to the minute in secure environments, on par with government agencies and major financial institutions.

From 200 documents to over 10TB of data, our dynamic setup and structure delivers tailored solutions to meet your needs.

Based in the City of London, we are ideally positioned to provide an immediate and flexible response to your needs whether from around the corner or across the globe.  Using our extensive in-house resources, we provide inclusive end-to-end eDiscovery and litigation support from initial planning and collection through to disclosure and presentation in court or at a hearing.

Meet the team

Our team of experts is the driving force of our high standards. Not only do they bring the expertise you need, they also provide an unparalleled level of customer service, making sure all your needs are met.

We’d like to introduce some of the key members of our team.

Martin Pollard – Managing Director

Martin founded Lineal following a career in Litigation Support and eDiscovery that first began in 1999 with a Fortune 500 company.

In 2004, Martin was instrumental in driving the sales at the London office of a leading litigation support company. As a result the company was able to expand, opening offices in New York and Los Angeles. During this time Martin worked both in the US and the UK gaining a firm understanding of dealing with cross border issues in the US.

Focusing on an ethical, transparent, high quality service, Martin oversees the company’s daily operations, identifying emerging market trends to continually push the business forward.

For more information about Martin, take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

Douglas McQuaid - Director of Business Development

Douglas is a highly experienced business development professional with a specialism in litigation technology.
Before joining Lineal, Douglas spent over 20 years as an independent consultant, working on project management, sales and training for litigation support services. During this time Douglas was involved with many high profile cases including UN War Crimes trials, Bloody Sunday and Harold Shipman.

Douglas now brings his deep industry knowledge to leading business development at Lineal. Using his extensive experience and understanding of litigation support, Douglas introduces clients to our services and works closely with them find the right solutions for their needs.

For more information about Douglas, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

Mathieu van Ravenstein - Director of EMEA Managed Document Review

Mathieu leads our EMEA Managed Document Review service.

He has over 15 years of experience in large-scale regulatory investigations and cross-border litigation and has been Founder/Owner and Director of several companies in this field. Over his career he has worked with global corporations, law firms and governmental bodies across EMEA.

Mathieu joined Lineal following his role as Director of document review (EMEA) at EY. In addition, his extensive experience in the industry encompasses roles as Director of document review (Europe) at Consilio and Founder/Owner of DLR Legal, a specialist document review and legal translation firm. Mathieu also has significant legal experience, as project manager for several global law firms and as Legal and Policy Advisor to the EU Council of Ministers.

During his career Mathieu has led large teams of lawyers and project managers around the world, and has built up a global network of document review specialists covering a wide range of languages and legal subject matters. Mathieu works with Lineal’s clients to advise on complex investigations and disputes and lead our Managed Document Review services.

Colin Shepheard - Director of Project Management

With an academic background in Information Technology, Colin has over 10 years’ experience in the litigation support industry.

With the ability to advise clients across the EDRM, Colin’s expertise on the Relativity platform is frequently called upon by law firms to offer assistance with data loading from other platforms into Relativity.

He is also recognised by Clearwell as one the leading project managers in Europe for the platform and its predictive coding technology.

For more information about Colin, take a look at his LinkedIn profile.


Shahriar Rafiei - General & eDiscovery Counsel


Shahriar qualified as an Australian lawyer in 2007 and then qualified in the UK in 2012. He has many years’ experience in litigation, financial regulation, insolvency and general commercial practice.

Shahriar has been involved in a number of large cases involving complex eDiscovery issues – for example, a LIBOR manipulation claim against a major UK bank and a multinational regulatory investigation into foreign exchange market manipulation.

His legal and investigative experience, combined with his technical knowledge of eDiscovery platforms and modern professional support tools, place him in a unique position to advise clients on practical and cost-effective solutions in complex cases.

For more information about Shahriar, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

Ali Milan - Account Manager

Over the years, Ali has amassed significant experience in the legal industry working with many clients delivering eDiscovery requirements.

A strong relationship builder, Ali gets to understand his customers’ needs, supporting them throughout the whole life cycle. By offering guidance to his team, Ali delivers a first-class service to all his clients, no matter how small or large their request.

The strength of his knowledge and customer dedication is recognised by his clients who often ask him to advise their clients directly.

For more information about Ali, take a look at his LinkedIn profile.


Liina Tuvi - Business Development Manager

Liina has acquired significant experience in both legal and business development roles over the course of her career.

Starting out as a qualified lawyer, Liina then spent a number of years working in sales and business development roles in the information technology industry. This combination of skills and experience has given Liina a fantastic understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the litigation support services landscape.
Liina uses this knowledge and expertise to help those interested in Lineal to find out more about our range of products and services, and understand how we can help them.

For more information about Liina, please take a look at her LinkedIn profile.

Edward Turay - eDiscovery Project Manager

With a strong academic background in forensic science and data analysis, Edward joined Lineal to manage our eDiscovery projects.

Following a successful early career in scientific research and analysis, Edward moved into the litigation support industry, working with one of the largest providers of legal outsourcing. Edward then joined the Lineal team to build on this experience and help us deliver high quality client service.

At Lineal, Edward uses his technical background combined with project management expertise to guide clients through each stage of the eDiscovery process. His dedication and systematic approach ensures our clients’ projects are managed smoothly and effectively.

For more information about Edward, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

Jordan D. Jordan - Production Manager

Jordan has acquired a wealth of experience in the print and production industry.

Before joining Lineal, he worked as a supervisor for the House of Commons, trusted with the management and security of confidential and highly sensitive documents for parliament. Jordan has many years experience managing production for some of London’s most prestigious firms including Allen & Overy LLP and KPMG.

Jordan ensures the delivery of an exemplary service to Lineal’s clients.