Barry Matthews

Principle Consultant, Overture


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 ( 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.