A NEW study shows that 60 per cent of people in Burton have signed a legal or official document without reading it first.
The figures, from legal firm Saga Legal, said 52 per cent of Burtonians have signed online terms and conditions without checking them first with 55 per cent saying there is too much legal jargon in the document.
Emma Myers, head of wills, probate and lifetime planning for Saga Legal, warned against not checking legal terms and conditions saying it could have serious implications.
She said: “Too much technical jargon clogging up legal documents both bores and confuses making it quite understandable that Britons are reluctant to read in full.
“As mind-numbing as small print can be, signing a legally-binding document without fully reading and understanding can have serious legal implications.
She said its ‘particularly worrying’ people do not read website terms and conditions.