Matthew is the chief executive of our bespoke volume services business, Hugh James Involegal LLP, which specialises in volume legal outsource solutions for the banking, financial services and corporate sectors across the UK. Matthew is responsible for the strategic management and development of Involegal across all service lines.
Matthew was responsible for setting up the firm’s first volume business in 1999, in response to demand from several national lenders requiring a volume financing capability.
Matthew went on to establish a number of volume processing operations in various services throughout the firm, and eventually amalgamated these operations into a separate managed services division before transferring the whole into the separate Involegal business.
Matthew led the project which saw the firm’s two Cardiff-based offices, including its headquarters, relocate to Two Central Square. Central Square is one of Wales’ premier office environments in the burgeoning business district of Cardiff.
Matthew started his careers with Hugh James as an articled clerk and qualified into the firm in 1985. He was promoted to partner in 1987 and worked in the commercial property and banking and finance departments.
Matthew was heavily involved in the regeneration of Cardiff Bay and the redevelopment of the Arm’s Park to Millennium Stadium (now Principality Stadium) in the late 1990s.
Matthew was the managing partner of Hugh James from 1999 to 2010. During this time the firm grew to become one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms and quadrupled its number of employees.
In 2010, Matthew consolidated the firm’s volume services and created Hugh James Involegal LLP, for which he is still Chief Executive. Involegal provides volume legal services to the majority of the UK’s high street banks.