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Jamie Fraser

Director of Operations & Innovation

Smiths Group


Jamie Fraser is Director of Legal Operations & Innovation for Smiths Group Plc and is based in Smiths Corporate HQ in St James’s Square, London.  His role is focused on the transformation of the Legal function – both in terms of becoming an integrated function, as well as how technology can support and improve the provision of legal advice.

He joined Smiths in 2011 as General Counsel for BIS (the internal IT function) and subsequently moved to become Associate General Counsel at John Crane, where he was responsible for corporate and commercial matters.  He was in this role for over two years before taking on the newly-created Legal Operations role.

Before joining Smiths Group, he was in the legal department of IBM in London where he served as a senior attorney.  Prior to that, he worked in private practice at Arnold & Porter in their London office and, before that, at Freshfields.

Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in Law with European Law from New College, Oxford (1997).  As part of this degree, he studied for a year at Leiden University in the Netherlands.  He completed his Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

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