Samantha Thompson (Head of Legal Global M&A at Anglo American) share insights on communication, collaboration and the role of legal.

Joining Stephanie Hamon (Head of Legal Operations Consulting at Norton Rose Fulbright), Samantha emphasises the legal teams role as ‘guardians of reputation’. Sharing how by engaged far earlier in conversations, legal can provide a holistic viewpoint.

But also how the legal team, and external counsel, need to adapt their communication style in a way which works for the wider business such as choosing plain English over legal jargon.

Legal Ops…Real Stories is a series in which Stephanie interviews senior in-house legal team members about legal operations, filled with practical tips and lessons learned.