SRA board member

Barry Matthews

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Barry trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells. He then joined ITV plc and held various management roles, the last being Director of Legal Affairs and Third Party Sales with General Counsel responsibility for two divisional legal teams and ITV's sales agency relationships with broadcasters and platforms domestically and abroad. Barry founded LexJam Consulting in early 2019 and has worked with domestic and international law firms and trade bodies on learning and development programmes, business development strategy and legal technology educational initiatives.

Barry 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, Financial Times Architect of Meritocracy, the Solicitors Journal Diversity Scheme of the Year and the UK Social Mobility’s Leadership of the Year award.

Committee memberships

Registered interests

  • Founder, LexJam Consulting
  • Founder, Social Mobility Business Partnership
  • Non Executive Director of Zero Gravity Tech Limited
  • SVP General Counsel (UK & EMEA), Meggitt

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