June Anning

June Anning Knowledge and Information Services Assistant


I have lived in Bristol all my life and after leaving school at 16, I secured my first job as an office junior through the Youth Training Scheme at a local design studio. During my time with the studio I learnt my secretarial skills on day release.

My job history has been varied; I worked at an insurance call centre for two years before working briefly as a security guard at a local shopping centre followed by secretarial and reception roles.
I joined Burges Salmon in 2004, initially to cover maternity leave in the knowledge and information services (KIS) department. I was offered a permanent role in 2005. I took a GCSE in Law in 2006 to give me a better understanding when dealing with technical queries from our lawyers. I also completed City and Guilds qualification in Library and Information Services in 2007.

As a KIS assistant my role is varied, from logging and distributing journals around the firm and processing new books ready for the shelves, to answering queries from lawyers and in some circumstances, clients. I enjoy finding obscure information. I was once asked for a copy of a 1968 Home Office document on petrol stations and on another occasion tracked down a case about a house which had been built inside a hay stack.

I am a member of the BSustainable group which promotes eco-friendly policies around the firm. I'm also on the bike user group and the social club committee. I'm a keen cyclist and the firm have a very positive policy on encouraging sustainable transport for all the staff; the facilities in our office are excellent.