FAQs



GENERAL

What is By Lawyers?

By Lawyers is an online publishing company providing online legal guides and precedents for lawyers and conveyancers.

By Lawyers was born out of the desire to make the practice of law easier, safer and more profitable for small law firms. We are now Australia’s leading library of practical legal guides, written by lawyers, for lawyers.

There are many publications about the law, but many of them are written by academics with little practical day to day application. By Lawyers publications are written to assist lawyers with their day to day practice by guiding them through matters from start to the finish.

Every piece of By Lawyers content is written or reviewed by a solicitor or barrister with experience in that area of law.

Our publications include over 15,000 forms and precedents and more than 140 individual guides.

What is a By Lawyers guide?

Each By Lawyers guide contains a detailed matter plan with links to strong practical commentary on a particular area of law and a full suite of precedents providing practitioners with all the tools required to conduct a matter from start to finish.

Can I purchase a precedent individually?

No. By Lawyers provide comprehensive legal guides, not individual documents. In order to access a specific precedent, subscribe to the publication in which it appears. A minimum subscription period applies.

Who are the By Lawyers authors?

We have an in-house team of solicitors and other support staff as well as more than 40 practicing solicitor and barrister contributor authors from around the country. To learn more, please visit our Authors page.

How often are publications updated?

Our team reviews and updates our content to reflect legislative changes on a daily basis. We are also constantly adding new precedents and matter commentary to enrich our publications.

Our subscribers can always be confident of working with the latest forms, precedents and matter commentary.

To see recent publication updates, please visit Obiter.

What is Obiter?

Obiter is the news, legal and publication updates platform for the By Lawyers community. When By Lawyers publications are updated to reflect changes in the law or practice, a post is added to Obiter. Subscribers can review updates on Obiter or register to receive an email with posts in relevant areas of law and practice on a weekly basis.

How do I know what a publication includes?

At the top of each publication 'Guides in this publication' shows all available guides and the Matter Plan shows the precedents, forms and commentaries included in each guide.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

How much is a subscription?

A subscription to an individual By Lawyers publication is $89 plus GST per month for a minimum of three months.

A great way to save on multiple publications is by subscribing to one of our bundles. A bundle of two publications is $149 plus GST per month. A bundle of three publications is $199 plus GST per month. Bundles also have a minimum subscription period of three months.

For example, three separate subscriptions to Conveyancing, Leases and Mortgages totals $267 plus GST per month, a bundle of the three is $199 plus GST per month.

Can I subscribe annually?

We offer annual subscriptions for some of our most popular publications including Conveyancing.

Annual subscriptions are $899 plus GST per year - a saving of $169 plus GST a year when compared to a monthly subscription.

How do I subscribe?

To subscribe to a publication or bundle, simply click on the green ‘Subscribe’ button on the right-hand side of the page.

Register and login then enter payment details. We accept MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Access to the publication will immediately be available once the payment goes through.

All subscriptions continue indefinitely until the subscriber elects to cancel.

How do I access my subscription?

Log in and then hover over your email address at the top right-hand corner of the page, then select 'My Subscriptions' from the drop down menu or select the required publication from the side menu.

Can I upgrade to a bundle?

To upgrade to a bundle, simply subscribe to it online and email support@bylawyers.com.au to let us know. We will then cancel your initial subscription to ensure no double up in charges. 

How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel a subscription, please email support@bylawyers.com.au making sure to include your login email address.

Please note our publications have a minimum subscription period. If you cancel within this period, your subscription will continue until the minimum period ends. You will continue to be charged and have access to the publication during this time.

Please see our Terms of Service for further information about the cancellation process.

 

OTHER

Can By Lawyers be used by students?

Yes! Our publications are a great learning tool, often providing the practical know-how that text books lack.

Can the forms and precedents be auto-filled?

LEAP is an easy to use software application that auto-fills By Lawyers precedents. It saves firms significant time in data entry by pre-filling forms that are otherwise filled in manually. To find out more, please visit LEAP.

I am subscribed to By Lawyers as a Companion Product to LEAP, but my login does not work on the website?

If you are subscribed to the By Lawyers content as a Companion Product to LEAP, please note there is no access available through the website. Rather, full access to all publications is available from within the matter in LEAP.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Please email us at support@bylawyers.com.au or call 02 4858 0619.