Council Member

Jon Beaumont


Jon Beaumont is KM Systems Advisor at Shearman & Sterling, part of a global Knowledge Management team which services the organisation’s 20 offices. He is primarily responsible for “Knowledge Center”, the firm’s principal access point to know-how and immersed in many other knowledge projects relating to taxonomies, profiling and search. Jon is also responsible for Shearman’s firmwide Closing Set process and heavily involved with their Document Management System. Previously with Shakespeares for 13 years, Jon progressed from Information Officer to Head of KM before departing for Shearman in 2014. Jon is a BIALL Council member and is Co-Chair of the Recommind Decisiv Search Group in London.

Interesting Fact:  Jon once worked in a pea factory with the official job title “pea cleaner”.

Previous BIALL Experience

2015 – 2017

BIALL Council

Council Member .

2012 – 2015

Publications Committee


2010 – 2012

Publications Committee

Vice Chair

Selected Publications

An evolving landscape: from information gatekeeper to knowledge professional L.I.M. 2016, 16(3), 124-130
Jane Bradbury, Jon Beaumont and Tim Barlow

Legal Research: A Practitioner’s Handbook C.L.B. 2013, 39(4), 769-770
Peter Clinch and Jon Beaumont

With change comes challenge: law firm mergers L.I.M. 2011, 11(4), 289-293
Jon Beaumont and Helen Marshall

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