Being able to conduct legal research in an effective manner is an essential skill for lawyers and law students alike.
The Inner Temple’s Library offers users access to a wide range of print and
The Inner Temple’s Library offers users access to a wide range of print and letters, in a comfortable working environment. In addition to its collections, the library’s experienced information professionals provide an enquiry service and training in legal research.
In this Webinar, we are privileged to have Rob Hodgson and Tracey Dennis, the Librarian and Deputy Librarian of the Inner Temple respectively, train us on legal research.
- Starting legal research
* 10 rules of legal research
* Research strategy
- Key points for researching UK caselaw and legislation
* Deciphering abbreviations using the Cardiff index
* Difference between a law report, a judgment and a transcript
* Neutral citations — what these are and what to do with them
* Hierarchy of citations
* Tracking the judicial of a case history
* ls it in force?
* Different versions of legislation — why this is important (consolidated versions and point in time versions)
- Why lawyers should use the subscription databases and not rely too heavily on free web sources
Overview of Lexis/Westlaw:
* Main differences in content
* Simple searching for cases etc
* Finding a particular resource on Lexis or Westlaw
* Using the specific database tabs
* Editing searches
* Complex searches
* Tracking judicial history of a case
* Finding different versions of an Act
* Know how databases
- Free resources for English law
- Q & A