Chief Executive of Hugh James Involegal LLP and Senior Partner at Hugh James
Matthew has been Chief Executive of Involegal since its inception in 2010. Prior to this he was the Managing Partner at Hugh James, from 1999 to January 2011. Matthew stepped down from his role as Managing Partner in order to take up the Chief Executive role at Involegal; in May 2017 he took on the Senior Partner position at Hugh James.
As the Chief Executive of Involegal LLP, Matthew is responsible for the strategic development and expansion of the businesses.
During his time at Hugh James, Matthew was a Partner in the commercial property department, acting for numerous housing associations, private developers and major high street and specialist lenders on site acquisition, development and financing. He established and developed a secured lending department before setting up the firm’s first volume operation in 1999 in response to demand for a volume financing capability from several national lenders. He has significant experience of developing bespoke outsourced volume operations for a variety of financial sector and corporate organisations.
Matthew was also responsible for rationalising the business structure of Hugh James, driving the strategy of providing both consultancy and volume service areas across retained service lines. He was instrumental in consolidating the firm’s operations into one main office, Headquartered in Cardiff with a London satellite, developing Hugh James into the largest indigenous Welsh law firm servicing both commercial and public sector organisations in Wales and across the UK.
Trained: Hugh James
Partner at Hugh James: 1987
Managing Partner at Hugh James: 1999 – 2010
Chief Executive of Involegal LLP: 2010 – present
St Joseph’s RC, Port Talbot
University of Wales, Cardiff: LL.B Hons: 1979 – 1982
College of Law, Chester: Solicitors Finals: 1982 – 1983
Memberships / External appointments
- Governor of Craig-y-Parc School for the Disabled (Scope)
- NSPCC Building Brighter Futures Appeal Board Member
- Director, Cardiff Business Partnership