Friday, 11 March 2011

ALLICE meeting


The date of the next meeting is now confirmed

1230 Thursday 7th April at Clarke Willmott (buffet at 1200)

There will be a presentation from Experian covering Corpfin Deals plus their CompanyQuery product and it will also include some Risk Assessment content.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Vacancy - No 5 Chambers

No 5 Chambers - Central Birmingham
6 month fixed term contract
Part time – 27.5 hours per week

Salary: £12,750.81 p.a. [pro rata]

No5 Chambers is the largest set of barristers’ chambers in the country with over 200 barristers. The principal office is in Central Birmingham with further offices in London and Bristol. We are looking for a legal library assistant

Library Assistant

Practice Director

Keeping the Library environment tidy
Sorting the post
Checking in the subscription items on Library Management System (LMS)
Filing of loose leaf updates in legal encyclopaedias
Updating CD Roms
Chasing overdue loan items using LMS
Claiming missing issues using LMS
Setting up new users on LMS and requesting all passwords for their online services
Maintaining members of Chambers’ passwords list
Preparing library materials for the shelf/archive/store (stamp/labels/input to LMS)
Processing basic enquiries
Arrange for the binding and repair of volumes as necessary
Packing up of items for disposal
Assisting with any other duties in line with the level of the post which are deemed necessary by the Librarian to ensure the smooth running of the library
Covering for Librarian in absence e.g. lunch hour, meetings

Essential Criteria:
Good clerical and administration skills inc Microsoft Office
Confident effective communicator
A flexible and co-operative approach to work
Ability to undertake light manual work

Desirable Criteria:
LMS experience
Experience of library work
Experience of filing loose-leaf updates
Basic experience of updating CD’s and CD research
On line database searching

Application by CV with covering letter to be received by 23rd March 2011:

Sandra Astbury
Office Manager
No 5 Chambers
Fountain Court
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6DR

Or by email to

Monday, 7 March 2011

"Old Contemptibles"

No, this isn't the name your committee is now adopting, it's where the next exciting ALLICE social event kicks off.

Meet for a drink and chat from 5.30 pm onwards on Thursday 19th May. The evening will develop 'organically' leading possibly to a meal somewhere (the sausages at the 'Contemptibles' are world famous but there are also Nepalese, Indian, Thai, Macdonalds (!) and many more restaurants in the vicinity) and/or who knows what else!

Go on, treat yourself - you know you want to.