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Document supply - Lawdocs

  • Need legal information in a hurry? Use Lawdocs, our fast and efficient document delivery service:

    • easy pay as you go service - no subscription required
    • pay with your credit or debit card (all major cards accepted)
    • available to members and non-members
    • same day delivery or quicker
    • flexible delivery options - email, fax, post, DX or collection
    • enables easy access to our extensive library collection

    How do I place an order?

    We have two levels of service to suit your requirements, so if you need something within the hour or by the end of day we can help. Simply place your order by phone, fax or email and leave the rest to us. Alternatively, complete an order form and send it to us.

    Download the Lawdocs order form (Word 268kb).

    Please let us know when you place your order whether you have a Copyright Licensing Agency licence.

    Why not use our enquiry service if you don't have a full citation or are unsure where to begin your search?

    Lawdocs services

    Standard Service (for commercial copying or judicial proceedings) - we aim to supply the majority of orders within three hours from the time of receipt, subject to opening hours.

    Premium Service (for commercial copying or judicial proceedings) - guaranteed to be emailed or faxed to you within 45 minutes of placing your order.

    Private research and non-commercial copying - due to copyright or licensing restrictions some of our material can only be copied for private research or a non-commercial purpose. Where these restrictions apply, we'll contact you discuss the options available.

    Download the Lawdocs non-commercial order form (Word 282kb).

    How do I pay?

    We take payment by credit or debit card (all major cards accepted). You can call us on 020 7320 5946 to place an order and we will take payment over the phone, or, if you email your order, we will call you back. We also accept cheques made payable to The Law Society posted to us with your order. Please clearly mark post to: The Law Society Library, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL or DX 56 Chancery Lane.

    We will send you the card receipt, till receipt (showing VAT amount and our VAT number) and a copy of your order as a record of payment. If you need a more detailed VAT receipt, please let us know when you place your order and we will arrange this for you.

    For regular customers who find it difficult to pay by credit or debit card we offer a bulk payment scheme as an alternative. Please email for more details.

    How much does it cost?

    Prices start at £22 (exc. VAT) and include copyright fees if applicable. The Law Society Library supplies material under licence from the CLA. See our terms and conditions of supply (PDF 105kb).

    Type of material Standard service (exc. VAT) Premium Express service (exc. VAT)


    £22 per block of 20 pages

    an extra £22 per item

    Law reports*

    £29 each

    £51 each

    Journal articles

    £22 each

    £44 each


    £22 per block of 20 pages

    an extra £22 per item

    Legislation (from our collection)**

    £22 per block of 20 pages

    an extra £22 per item

    Legislation (from the databases) and Parliamentary papers**

    £22 per block of 50 pages

    an extra £22 per item

    Law Society publications (unpriced or no ISBN)

    £22 each

    £44 each

    * Some law reports may cost more due to high © fees, please ask staff.
    ** Prices relate to pages from a single book or piece of legislation.

    It is at the discretion of the Library to determine the charge for any material not included in the above list. The Library reserves the right to charge higher prices for certain items where necessary to reasonably cover costs.