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Over the last two years Matthew has made diversity and inclusion at Clifford Chance an explicit strategic priority. As well as being an active ‘Partner Champion’ for the firm’s REACH network (Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage), he has been deliberate about giving issues of ethnic diversity and inclusion maximum airtime through townhall meetings, one-to-one discussions, and engagements with clients. Whilst continuing to educate himself about the issues confronted by minorities in the organization and broader community, Matthew is sponsoring a detailed plan to improve the business’s attraction, retention and promotion of ethnic minority lawyers. Another of his efforts has been the implementation of a ‘diverse slate’ policy, which requires the firm to consider diverse candidates when appointing third party suppliers such as barristers, arbitrators, mediators, expert witnesses. During Black History Month Matthew participated in four graduate recruitment events, including engagements alongside June Sarpong and David Olusoga.

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