Fact versus opinion—how can you be sure your legal research is trusted?

Fact versus opinion—how can you be sure your legal research is trusted?

Legal research can be strenuous and take up a big chunk of your time. If after all that how would you feel if what you’ve been reading was incorrect? Knowing what is fact verses opinion can be difficult, so how do you know what online sources you can trust?

Best practice: Tips for getting the most out of your legal research

If you have ever run an internet search and remained dubious about the results, you’re not the only one. These days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find trusted information sources on the internet. In fact, 70% of the UK are concerned that what they read online is untrue.
Research has shown that it costs five times more to attract a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. With an online search, it is almost impossible to be sure of the validity of the data you are looking at, or whether you are reading the absolute latest information.
Can we, and should we, trust those free online sources with our reputation? How much time is wasted checking and validating free information? Could your business be better served by improving the research and checking process within your team?

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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.