Barry Matthews

Principle Consultant, Overture

Biography

I advise in-house legal teams on any aspect of their operation, in particular on legal department transformation. I also work with international law firms on projects ranging from practice development to CSR partnerships to client relationship management. I trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells before joining ITV plc where I was Director of Legal Affairs and Third Party Sales with General Counsel responsibility for two divisional legal teams. I founded the SMBP (www.smbp.org.uk) in 2018 and its predecessor scheme, the Legal Social Mobility Partnership in 2014. The programmes have won numerous awards including The Legal Business CSR Programme of the Year award, a Financial Times Architect of Meritocracy award, the Solicitors Journal Diversity Scheme of the Year award and the UK Social Mobility Leadership award. I’m a Non-Executive Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.