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Effective Legal Research [ONLINE]

Wednesday 13th of July 2022 11:00

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


11:00 - 12:30

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Event Details

This session will review key sources of legal information for case law, legislation and commentary. In this session you will also learn effective search strategies and how to perform practical legal research quickly and thoroughly.

Details of the preparation required in advance of this session is now available for those who have booked a ticket to download using the link at the top of this page. Please ensure that you prepare in good time.

The Library runs this training session on multiple occasions each year.  You are only permitted to attend this training once.  If you book this event having already attended a previous session your booking will be cancelled by the Education Department. If you book onto more than one of these sessions, all but one of your bookings will be cancelled by the Education Department.

This session is a repeat of "Essentials of Practical Legal Research" held in 2021.

Who can Attend

This event is for members only. Whilst primarily aimed at Student members, there are a number of places available for Called members.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Identify legal research resources to enable them to carry out efficient, cost-effective and accurate legal research.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of research strategies and when to apply them.
  • Assess the authority and currency of information to use in their studies and in practice.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.12 / 1.13

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

QS Feedback

If you have any feedback on a QS you have attended or have any suggestions for future sessions, please contact the education department on

Bookings and Cancellations

Bookings will open at 10:00 AM on Wednesday 06 April 2022.

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two working days before the event


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend by emailing

Click here to view our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the EducationTeam at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 4800,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.