About Salient Discovery

Diverse experience, precision solutions

At Salient, we pride ourselves on being more than just peddlers of technology. Our team’s diverse professional experience (including forensics, AI, BI, data management, privacy, governance, archive and cloud technology, IT infrastructure and law) enables us to go beyond the technology to bring invaluable “big picture” insights and adaptability to every engagement.

As a result, we are not only able to customise our robust, flexible and scalable eDiscovery and Analytics solutions to solve a client’s immediate challenges. We can also advise on long-term, proactive strategies to protect against future threats, improve incident detection and response, and enhance the security of – and value delivered by – corporate data.

Onshore, Offshore, Rightshore

Salient uses a Rightshore model to service the UK and European markets. That means top quality service-delivery from a similar time-zone, in the same language, with considerable savings for our clients due to our cost-effective South African base.

Our Tech

Salient’s eDiscovery and Analytics solutions are powered by industry-leading Reveal Data, which includes Brainspace and NexLP. 

As legal technology continues to advance and evolve, however, we are constantly on the lookout for time- and cost-saving developments to add to our stable. We remain at the forefront of our industry, ready to implement the latest best-of-breed components as they reach maturity.

Our Partners

Salient is a sister company of Cloud Essentials – a certified Microsoft Gold Partner (Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Collaboration and Content, Data Analytics, Datacentre, Messaging, ISV, Content Services) with a special focus on Cloud Security and Governance.

Being able to leverage Cloud Essentials skills on demand provides our clients with a unique opportunity to address both the immediate challenges of litigation, investigation and/or compliance, and the underlying governance fundamentals that protect against future threats and support proactive supervision moving forward. Learn more. [Link to proactive eDiscovery]

Our Clients

Salient has clients across the full corporate, legal and forensic/investigative spectrum.

The majority of our forensic, analytic and eDiscovery services are used by legal and niche investigative firms undertaking specialist forensic investigations in the public and private sector. These enquiries typically involve corruption, fraud, theft, data breaches or internal disciplinary issues. However, we also provide eDiscovery and associated services to three of the Big Five South African law firms to support their litigation and arbitration engagements.

Our significant public sector track record includes providing eDiscovery and related technology services in a number of corruption and “state capture” enquiries. In the private sector, we support general counsel, compliance, or fraud risk management divisions in various litigation, regulatory compliance, governance and investigative activities.

Our Successes

Over the years, we’ve enjoyed countless successes with our clients. These are a few that we’re particularly proud of.

Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team behind Salient’s reputation for excellence

Adam Bown

Adam Bown

Head of Cloud Forensics & Data Analytics

Adam Bown spent 10 years specialising in eDisclosure and Forensic Data Analytics at Big 4 firms, building an enviable reputation in the industry. He brings invaluable technical and analytical expertise to the Salient team, alongside extensive business experience.

David Fisk

David Fisk

Managing Director of Salient UK

Before joining Salient, David Fisk spent 12 years working with innovative AI and machine-learning solutions in the legal sector. Having spearheaded the commercial activities of a solution provider in that space, leading to its trade sale, he now applies his analytical and business skills to managing Salient UK.


Chris Hathaway

Director of Strategy

Chris Hathaway has an extensive background in information management, archiving and migrations, specialising in the complexities arising from the governance and compliance obligations of large banks, law firms and government institutions – particularly within the realm of the current cloud services space.


George Amoils

Commercial Director

George Amoils has decades of experience managing multi-national technology service businesses, with a particular interest in the financial and commercial aspects of vendor and customer service relationships. His skills have been integral to the success of Salient’s sister company, Cloud Essentials, and are now supporting the growth and expansion of Salient across the UK, Europe and South Africa.