Answer a Question

Ask our AI tool a legal research question and receive a memo with citations.

Ask Vincent AI any legal research question and it will provide answers with full citations, linked through to primary and secondary sources held on vLex’s global database of authoritative legal information. Vincent offers full transparency; lawyers can see exactly which sources it uses to arrive at an answer and verify the results for themselves.

Asking your question

To get started, click the blue 'Vincent AI' button on the top bar. Answer a Question will automatically open as the first tab.

On the left, you can see your history. If you select any of these queries, it will show you the results it showed you before. As this does not re-run the search, it does not count as a new query. You can collapse your history by clicking the icon above it.

Select the jurisdiction (including a region or state) you are interested in and type your question into the box or select one of the sample questions below. When you first enter the page, the jurisdiction will match your default search jurisdiction, if it's available from the list.

You can currently select from Australia, Canada, Chile, the European Union, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Colombia* and New Zealand*. We will be adding more jurisdictions soon.

*Available on request

When you are ready, press 'Submit Question'. The answer may take a minute or two to generate, as Vincent is searching all of our legal content for the best answer to your question. We will email you once this has been fully generated, so if you wish to continue your work while you wait, you don't need to worry about losing your answer.

You can also edit your question if you feel you haven't worded it correctly. However, do bear in mind that this will submit a new query.

Your answer will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, with a full list of the authorities Vincent has cited available on the right.


The answer to your question will be split into a short summary, followed by a breakdown of the most relevant materials and any exceptions and limitations related to the question.

You can download the answer in either PDF or Word format and copy it to your clipboard by clicking the icons above the answer.

At the bottom, you can rate how well you feel Vincent has answered your question.

On the right, you will see a full list of all the legal texts Vincent has used to create your answer. These will be split by text type. This will include texts that may no longer be in force or have been overruled as they could still be relevant to the question.

For each text, you will see the link, a summary of the passage, and a short excerpt from the text itself. You can copy any of these summaries to your clipboard by selecting the icon at the top of the text listing. If there are any relevant treatment types or if a piece of legislation is no longer in force, this will also be shown in the summary.

At the top of the page, you can either collapse the list to see just the text titles or choose to modify the texts used to answer the question.

For example, if you feel that one or two of the texts aren't relevant, simply select 'Modify list', de-select the texts you aren't interested in, and click 'Apply'. The answer on the left will then regenerate based on the new selection.

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