Head of Legal Operations Consulting
I set up this new client offering, our Legal Operations Consulting practice, in August 2019; the first of its kind in a law firm. In short, we support our clients in applying business principles and new ways of working to help them optimise the delivery of legal services to their organisation.
As a business evolves, so too does the role of its legal team. As a result, you will be required to take on board new responsibilities, become more commercially focused and contribute to decisions that impact on the overall growth of the business. Your role isn’t merely limited to managing legal risks, you will also act as a business partner and my role is to support you in getting there.
I am motivated by collaboration, finding solutions, relationship building and efficiencies.
I once attended a dinner hosted by the Queen of England!
I was formerly Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Legal for a global bank, with extensive experience of both setting and delivering commercial management strategies for in-house legal departments as well as broader legal operations strategies and implementation. During my time, I led the team that was named “Legal operations team of the year” at the 2019 UK Legal 500 Awards. Prior to that, I held leadership roles in the client service and business development function of several global law firms in markets including the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Best part of the job
Working with clients to develop the right solution to their challenges and seeing the positive feedback they get as a result from their stakeholders.
6 C's of Legal Ops Series Overview
We are delighted to have teamed up with @Crafty Counsel once again to address your legal ops challenges. In this ‘6 C’s of Legal Operations’ series, @Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, provides you with practical tips for legal ops success.
Episode 6: 6 C’s of Legal Ops – Challenge
A legal ops mindset if based around challenging the status quo and ways of working. But what does a transformation journey look like? Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, has once again teamed up with Crafty Counsel to provide you with tips on how to tackle Legal Ops challenges.
Episode 5: 6 C’s of Legal Ops – Collaborate
Why is collaboration so important? How can you leverage legal’s position at the heart of the organisation? Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, has once again teamed up with Crafty Counsel to provide you with tips on how to tackle Legal Ops challenges.
Designing an external spend management strategy at a large financial services company
Following an ambitious refresh of their strategy, the legal function of a global bank wanted to place efficiency at the heart of their goals.
Improving legal matter management for a large financial services company
As part of a broader programme of work to improve a large financial services company’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness in their legal function, our Legal Operations Consulting Team (LOC) worked with a client to enhance their ongoing management of live matters. The vehicle to leveraging legal project management methodologies and providing dedicated support for the largest and most complex matters would be the most effective way to achieve these objectives.
Broadening the legal supplier base to help fuel innovation
In line with its strategy to place efficiency at the core of the legal function, a large global financial services company sought to expand and diversify its legal supplier base to access more creative, innovative suppliers through the creation of a dedicated panel for ALSs (Alternative Legal Services).