Barry Matthews

Barry trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells and has held numerous roles at ITV. He is currently the Director of Legal Affairs and Third Party Sales with responsibility for two divisional legal teams covering all UK commercial, global pay TV distribution and online legal matters; he also overseas advertising content compliance and ITV’s third party sales representation business in the UK and ROI. He sits on the board of BCAP and Clearcast and is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Education and Training Board Committee. He has a passion for diversity in the legal profession and to this end created the Legal Social Mobility Partnership which comprises over 30 law firm and in-house partners delivering work insight and skills training to over 100 state school 6th form students annually in London and the regions.

Why First 100 Years is important

The key to breaking down actual and perceived barriers in our profession is the celebration of role models to encourage individuals to follow in their footsteps; the First 100 Years project use of all forms of media enables all ages to access and take inspiration from pioneers in the world of law. I believe the aggregation of these stories in this form can only help our shared goal of making our profession a true meritocracy.