FLAG People and Contacts

If you have an enquiry about the FLAG database or the earlier FLAG project please contact:

David Gee, IALS Deputy Librarian or
Hester Swift, IALS Foreign and International Law Librarian or
Steven Whittle, IALS Information Systems Manager

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,
Charles Clore House,
17 Russell Square,
London WC1B 5DR, UK

Dr Peter Clinch was the Project Manager on the FLAG project from 2000 to 2002. Dr Clinch took up his appointment on 1st February 2000 and was seconded from Cardiff University for the duration of the project. He has written a number of books on legal research skills, including Using a Law Library (Blackstone Press, 2nd edition, 2001), the ASLIB Know How Guide: Legal Information: What it is and where to find it (ASLIB, 2nd edition, 2000) and Teaching Legal Research (UKCLE, 2nd edition, 2006). He conducted the annual surveys of academic law libraries for the Society of Public Teachers of Law and the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians between 1994 and 1999. Dr Clinch has retired from the post of Information Specialist - Law in the Law Library at Cardiff University. Dr Clinch was a consultant expert for the FLAG Rebuild Project 2013-2014. Gerry Power was FLAG Rebuild Project Manager in 2013-2014.

The original Project Management Committee was chaired by: Jules Winterton, Librarian of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library, University of London.

The representatives of the original project partner libraries were

Barbara Tearle, (Librarian of the Bodleian Law Library, University of Oxford)
Jennie Grimshaw, (Head of the Social Policy Information Service, the British Library)
David Wills, (Librarian of the Squire Law Library, University of Cambridge)
Helen Cordell, (Deputy Librarian of the School of Oriental and African Studies Library, University of London).

The original development of FLAG was financed by the Research Support Libraries Programme.

Original project documents.

The FLAG Rebuild Project 2013-2014 was supported by the Flare Foreign Law Research group of libraries (a collaboration between the major libraries collecting law in the United Kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Chair), Bodleian Law Library - University of Oxford, British Library , Squire Law Library - University of Cambridge, and School of Oriental and African Studies ), the British and Irish Association of Law Libraries (BIALL), and the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London.

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