By Lawyers precedents can be customised by duplicating the original precedent and saving the duplicated precedent after the desired changes have been made. It is important however that if a precedent letter is being customised, changes are made only within the ‘body bookmark’.
Identifying which precedents have been customised is easy, as they will be coloured purple under the ‘Browse’ tab in the ‘Guides and Precedents’ window. While we encourage all users to access our content from the ‘Legal Guides’ tab, customised precedents are only shown in the Browse tab, so the use of this tab is necessary to view your customised precedents.
It is also important to remember that duplicated precedents will no longer automatically receive the usual updates from By Lawyers. It is therefore a good idea to routinely compare all duplicated precedents to the original By Lawyers version, to ensure that they remain up to date and correct.