Author: Mark Debenham

Mark Debenham works in Justis Publishing’s marketing team. He has written articles, and interviewed practitioners, for a variety of legal industry websites and magazines in the UK, Australia and Canada.

Legal research: the unreported story

“Headnotes reign supreme when it comes to digesting cases because they tell you what happened and what the result was. They give you the facts,” a London-based barrister said to me last year.

A true and succinct assessment – just like a headnote. In the digital age where there’s so much case law online and, in turn, so much that potentially needs to be read, a headnote is just what you need. Are they enough, though?

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