Legal research

Fulfilling your need for legal research

As a lawyer or barrister, you need legal research to help you find out about clients’ problems.

Led by a small team of committed professionals, our qualified and experienced legal researchers are your support team, waiting to help with your case load. Our service really helps when things are tough because it means you don’t have to employ full time support staff to meet your needs.

In addition, as well as saving money, you can benefit from the legal research services of a UK qualified and experienced research professional rather than a junior or paralegal.

Confidentiality

All of our employees and legal researchers work under strict confidentiality agreements and will not disclose either the facts of your case (if provided) or the fact that you are a client of our company, unless you give your express permission.

Legal research project examples

Problem: A ‘street advertising’ company is offering advertising that is created by cleaning off parts of the dirt on the pavement or road.  They claim that the advertisements are entirely legal as they use a technique of cleaning off dirt from the surface. However, after an initial run of advertising using the street advertising company, a business found themselves in receipt of a letter from the Environment and Crimes Investigation Officer, who claimed that it was illegal and that they could fine up to £2.5k per advert in the Magistrates’ Court. The Officer said they would not fine the business provided they did no further advertising.  However, the advertising was very effective and the business wanted to use the street advertising service in the future.  The research as to their legal position was outsourced to two separate researchers to give an opinion on whether it was likely that this form of ‘guerilla advertising’ was in fact illegal.

Result: Each researcher produced an opinion of around 2,000 words, considering all relevant primary legislation. You may view the opinions here:

Opinion 1 (Jan 2010)
Opinion 2 (Jan 2010)

Opinions like these save lawyers hours of research time in considering the most up to date and relevant legislation on a particular point of law.

Contact us to chat about your legal research needs and for a free quote without obligation.