While we expect contributors to keep information and advice reasonable and up to date, we don't rely on it. Ultimately we must make our judgements and take responsibility for our choices. Please double check information against other sources and edit articles to record any conflicts.
It's usual at this point to suggest professional advice from lawyers, accountants, and so on. A freelance worker has a lot of responsibilities and it's tempting to think we can offload some of that on others. However, the same rules apply with professional advice as here: we are still ultimately responsible.
Professionals are insured against certain mistakes, but these are limited to breaches of their code of conduct. Professional advice comes as a balance of probabilities. Our adviser's job is to explain the choices and rate the probabilities. The choice and therefore the responsibility is still ours.