My Learned Friend provides the ability for users to search for basic legal research information on an enquiry specific basis, then rate, comment on and add to the knowledge base for the benefit of the wider legal community.

The cloud based platform will also provide the opportunity for sector specific discussion forums and a live email notification service, so users know when an area they are interested in has been updated.

Compatible with tablets and smartphones, My Learned Friend is accessible via an easy online sign up process and will attribute credit to contributors via dedicated profiles, allowing them to build their reputation rating and contact list.

Managing Director of My Learned Friend, Rick Yates said: “The way that lawyers seek research information has changed. People want quick access to key information, often on an enquiry specific basis. They want the assurance that other professionals view that information as relevant, and even the opportunity to weigh in on its usefulness. MLF allows us to create a useful legal community that has value and relevance for practicing lawyers, as well as a real life legal knowledge pool for students and trainees.”

Content submitted on My Learned Friend will be moderated by users, with useful information being promoted using a ‘Thumbs Up’ rating system, and ‘Useful/Not Useful’ indicators for the use of case law or legislation in relation to specific legal enquiries. The site currently has research categories for 22 legal disciplines and holds case law and legislation for approximately 3000 legal enquiries.

MLF hits the market this week with the option for a one-month free trial. Subscription fees will be £9.99 a month for professionals and £5 a month for students, with no contract period. There is also a reduced fee for corporate subscriptions for businesses in need of five or more accounts.

To find out more visit www.mylearnedfriend.co.uk.

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