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Matthew was Managing Partner at Hugh James
from 1999 to January 2011 when he stepped down to take up the post
of chief executive of our bespoke volume business Hugh James
Previously, he 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 the firm's 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
considerable experience of developing bespoke outsourced volume
operations for a variety of financial sector and corporate
During his time as Managing Partner, Matthew
rationalised the business structure and focus 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 a main Cardiff HQ office
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.
As chief executive of Involegal, Matthew is
now responsible for the strategic development and expansion of the
volume businesses. Involegal brings together all relevant skills
and expertise in this specialist field to deliver greater
efficiency through process automation, improved leverage and
standard operating processes.
Trained: Hugh James
Partner at Hugh James: 1987
Managing Partner: 1999 to 2010
Chief Executive of Involegal LLP: 2010-present
St Joseph’s RC, Port Talbot
University of Wales, Cardiff (1979-82) LL.B Hons
College of Law, Chester (1982-3) Solicitors Finals
Family, gym, rugby, walking, skiing and cookery.
Involegal is a trading name of Hugh James Involegal LLP which is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 549676).
Hugh James Involegal LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales OC352877.
A list of members is available for inspection at the registered office.
The firm is responsible for complying with the solicitors code of conduct – see these online at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/code-of-conduct.page