Matthew Jones

President

Leeds Law Society

Matthew is an associate solicitor in the real estate team at Weightmans.

Matthew studied at the University of Manchester before making the move to t’other side of the Pennines and Gods Own County to embark on his legal career.

Having joined Leeds Law Society in 2017, Matthew has been the driving force behind the society’s work on diversity and inclusion. Leeds Law Society is now a regular feature of the Leeds Pride Parade and in 2020 and 2021 the society held a landmark Diversity and Inclusion Conference, which included talks from some of the most notable individuals within the legal sector such as Sir Terence Etherton and Lady Brenda Hale.

Diversity and inclusion is Matthew’s passion. It will therefore come as no surprise that the focus for his presidency is “Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Profession”. As the first openly gay practitioner to hold the prestigious office of president, Matthew is driven to bring about change. He is a firm believer that everyone should be able to be their true selves in the workplace. Matthew’s aim is to make the Leeds legal sector as inclusive as it can possibly be.