You can use Lawdocs to get a range of essential resources including precedents, case law, legislation, journal articles and commentary. 

It's a pay-as-you-go service and does not require a subscription. You do not need to be a member to use this service.

If you’re a member and are unsure where to begin your search, you can use our enquiry service.

Ordering documents

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Lawdocs offers same day delivery or faster. You can choose from two levels of service:

  • standard – we’ll aim to supply orders within three hours of payment
  • premium express – we’ll email or fax your order to you within 45 minutes of payment


Prices start at £30 + VAT, including any copyright fees. We supply material under licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency.

The service prices are: 

  Item Cost 
  Standard service (within three hours) Premium express service (within 45 minutes)

Law reports (each)*

Journal articles (each)*

Book extracts (per 20 pages)

Precedents (per 20 pages)

Legislation (per 50 pages)

Parliamentary pages (per 50 pages)

Law Society publications, unpriced or no ISBN (each)

£30 + VAT  An additional £30 + VAT per order 

*Some items cost more due to high copyright fees. When you place an order our staff will tell you if the item will cost more.

We'll charge higher prices for certain items if necessary, to cover reasonable costs. If the item is not included in the above list, we’ll decide the cost.

Paying for your order


We accept credit or debit card payment over the phone. All major cards are accepted.

Regular customers

If you’re a regular customer, we offer alternative payment methods.

Email our library staff for more details.