Affiliate Groups

Please note that contact details on this page are supplied by the groups and are only checked/updated by BIALL on a yearly basis.

Association of Law Librarians in Central England (ALLICE)

ALLICE has approximately 45 members from a range of organisations including law firms, barristers’ chambers, government organisations and the academic sector. We hold quarterly lunchtime meetings, generally held in Birmingham city centre, for networking, discussion of relevant topics, or with guest speakers or publishers’ representatives. We also organise social events and run occasional training sessions, the most recent being an introduction to Social Media fro Knowledge Workers & Lawyers.

Philip Uttley (Secretary) Tel: 0121 2223487.

Business and Legal Information Network (BLINE)

BLINE is based in the North-East of England and meets four times a year. The membership includes information professionals from the legal, academic and commercial sectors. Membership of the group is free. There are approximately 20 members. The group provides a forum for debate on topical issues affecting information professionals. Meetings often include guest speakers and presentations from major publishers and suppliers.

Contact: Malcolm Large

Bristol Law Librarians Group (BRILL)

BRILL is a non-constituted group that was formed in 1990. It has approximately 30 member organisations from Bristol, the South West and South Wales. Membership includes information professionals from the legal, academic and commercial sectors. BRILL meets twice a year in Bristol for the exchange of information and ideas. Our List of members is maintained by Diane Warren – please let her know of any changes.

If you are planning to relocate to the South West, please feel free to get in touch with Diane Warren. She is happy to forward CVs to members of the group, in case they have plans to recruit.

Contact: Diane Warren, Information manager, Bevan Brittan LLP

City Legal information Group (CLIG)

The 300 strong CLIG membership is drawn mainly from the London area. We offer members a variety of events, ranging from seminars on particular topics, to more social events, such as breakfasts, where members can network.  Membership fees are £18 per annum.

Contacts: Cameron Eeles – Chair; Jennifer McBride – CLIG Membership Secretary


East Midlands Legal Information Professionals (EMLIP)

The East Midlands Legal Information Professionals (EMLIP) The East Midlands Legal Information Professionals group around 3 times a year in different locations in the East Midlands.  Members of the group are drawn from all sectors, including law firms, academic institutions and private sector organisations.  EMLIP meetings are held at a variety of venues across the East Midlands. During our meetings we discuss topics of interest, share experiences, offer support and view demonstrations of new products, and are currently investigating some purely social events. The meetings are chaired on a rota basis, by the host member.  We welcome any new members from the East Midlands area.  For more information regarding the group, or if you would like to attend a future meeting, please contact the Chair, Tonia Sexton.

Freelancers and Solos

The Freelancers and Solos Group exists to promote the interests of freelance and employed solo librarians and information workers. We hold bi-monthly evenings in Central London which give us a chance to network informally. All freelancers and solos working in the legal and related fields are welcome.

Contact:Jill Halford

Liverpool Legal Information Group (LLIG)

The Liverpool Legal Information Group (LLIG) uses a joint email address with the Manchester Legal Information Group to keep in touch with colleagues. The group hasn’t met for some time, but has met informally in the past at various locations in Liverpool City Centre. Members of the group are drawn from all sectors, including law firms, academic institutions, government organisations, barristers chambers, private sector organisations and freelancers from all over Merseyside. We welcome any new members from the Merseyside area.

Contact: Lisa Hawksworth

Manchester Legal Information Group (MLIG)

The Manchester Legal Information Group (MLIG) meets informally and on an ad hoc basis, primarily for networking, at various locations in Manchester City Centre. Members of the group include law firms, academic, public and other legal libraries from the Manchester region.  We welcome any new members from the Greater Manchester area.

Contact: Richard Gaston

Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG)

The Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG) represents those individuals and organisations working in Scotland with an interest in Legal Information provision and includes members from professional bodies, government, publishers, law firms and academic institutions. The SLLG meets regularly and supports the professional development of members with a varied programme of visits, talks, training courses and networking events.  The SLLG bursary scheme provides members with access to funding for training and CPD events and practical day to day support is available to members via the discussion groups on the member forum area of the site.  There is a regularly posted SLLG blog which covers topical issues of interest to information professionals working within field of Scots Law.

Membership costs £20 per year (£10 for student/unwaged).

Contact: SLLG Secretary

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