Copyright: asking permission and reporting infringements
Our notice of intellectual property rights (“Notice”) explains how we allow our website material to be used. If you intend on using our website material for purposes, or in volumes, outside those set out in the Notice then you will need to obtain our permission in accordance with the following:
If you want permission to use our material for commercial purposes not covered by the Notice, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want permission to use our material for non-commercial purposes other than those set out in the Notice, email email@example.com.
Our permission fees apply to the reproduction of Law Society copyright materials in other publications, set out below in a table of our fees:
- in print (eg hardback or paperback) or digital (eg e-book) publication formats the fee specified is for one edition only
- for subscription-based loose-leaf or online formats (including courses) the fee specified is for one year only
The permission fee is the same for each format. So if you reproduce material in two formats, for example in paperback and on CD-Rom, the fee is doubled.
We treat e-books differently. The fee for publication in e-book format only is £120. However, if you intend to reproduce the material in both print and e-book formats, the total cost is the fee for print reproduction plus an additional 10%.
Unless a material is listed as free below, educational establishments get a 50% discount on the listed fee price, subject to a minimum fee of £120.
|Commonly requested material||Fee|
|Code for Completion by Post||£120|
|Forms and precedents (includes business leases, CON29 forms, transaction (TA) forms)||£120|
Standard Commercial Property Conditions*
Standard Conditions of Sale*
*Joint copyright with Oyez – 50% of fee is passed on to Oyez
|Formulae for exchanging contracts by telephone||£120|
|Law Society promotional material||Free|
|Books published by the Law Society (in print or digital format)||
Less than two pages of material reproduced = free
More than two pages of material reproduced = dependent on amount reproduced, minimum £120
|Model conditional fee agreement||£220|
Extracts of less than 25% = free
Extracts of more than 25% = £120
|Research produced by the Law Society’s research department, eg Trends in the Solicitors Profession Annual Statistical Report||
Up to half-page or single table/graph = free
Series of extracts = £120 minimum charge, no more than 10% of the whole report to be reproduced
|Wills and Inheritance Protocol||£300|
|SRA material (Standards and Regulations, Code of Conduct, Accounts Rules etc)||See the SRA's publication scheme|
Reporting copyright infringements
To protect our intellectual property rights we ask that you let us know if you think someone is infringing our copyright, for example by:
- using material without permission
- misusing the Law Society brand
You can report your concerns in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.