Online Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Covid-19 for City Legal Information Professionals

Posted Monday, 18th May 2020 by Grant Hood

After a slight hiatus in response to the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, CLIG warmly invites you to join us for an online panel discussion: The challenges of Covid-19 for City Legal Information Professionals. A selection of Legal information professionals including suppliers of legal information are joining for a panel discussion on the challenges that have arisen throughout this unprecedented period. Topics for discussion will include:

  • Managing hardcopy collections
  • Managing team workloads
  • Managing morale / motivation
  • Effects of covid-19 on working patterns
  • Communication, meetings
  • Training
  • Lessons learned


Alden Bowers: Alden joined Wildy & Sons Ltd in June 2004, having spent the previous 15 years working for Hammicks Legal Bookshop.  At the time Alden was the only Account Manager employed at Wildy & Sons; now he is one of a team of seven Account Managers.  Alden’s focus is on large academic, corporate, and government accounts.

Over the years Alden has also been heavily involved with BIALL, serving two four-year terms as Hon Treasury, three years as Membership Co-ordinator, and at various times on almost all the Committees.


Jordan Murphy: Jordan is senior website, intranet and knowledge analyst at BDB Pitmans who deliver a range of corporate and private individuals legal services. Her team has very recently merged with the library function though her role focuses mostly on developing the firm’s intranet, governing the website and developing the knowledge management infrastructure of the firm.

She is currently vice chair of CLIG.


Kate Manning: Kate originally worked in legal publishing and marketing before shifting to law librarianship in 2016. She moved from Glasgow to London to undertake a traineeship at Lincoln's Inn Library and is now a Knowledge & Information Officer in the finance team at Clifford Chance, specialising in financial regulation and sovereign debt. As well as a CLIG committee member, she is vice chair of the BIALL publications committee. Fun facts: she's twice flown a Cessna Skyhawk and spent a year pretending to play the keyboard in a band in Glasgow.


Simon Burton: Simon is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, the leading knowledge & information management recruitment business.  CB Resourcing provides recruitment and executive search services specialising in assignments across information, knowledge management, analysis, research, records management, technology & digital.

Simon is also a past President of SLA Europe the European Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.


Date: Tuesday 19th May 2020

Time: Meeting from 6.00 pm.

Venue:  Online! Meeting invites will be sent to registered attendees

Cost: member free / non-member £18 (non-member’s ticket price includes one year’s CLIG membership – currently £18)

To register for this event please login to the member’s area and go to “Join CLIG events”. If you are a registered member having issues registering the event through the website, please contact

If you have not yet created an account you will need to do so here. Non members and members who need to renew can now do this easily by selecting the pay by card option within the member’s area. For issues renewing online memberships please contact our membership secretary,



Please note: No tickets will be issued. Registration is solely online.