Matthew Jones

Immediate Past President, Director of Leeds Law Society and Principal Associate at Weightmans LLP

Matthew is a Principal Associate Solicitor at Weightmans LLP and became a Director of the Leeds Law Society in 2018 to work with the society on LGBT+ issues and awareness.

Before qualifying as a solicitor in 2016, Matthew was a paralegal in a Leeds based firm and now has over twelve years’ experience in the legal sector.

Specialising in Commercial Property with a focus on Primary Care, Matthew has particular expertise in property acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters as well as collective enfranchisement.

Having moved to Leeds in 2011, he has developed a strong passion for the city and wider region. Matthew is keen to develop the involvement of Leeds Law Society in LGBT+ matters to make it one of the leading societies in this particular area.

Outside of work and his activities with Leeds Law Society, Matthew is a member of Leeds Cosmopolitan Players and recently took to the stage as Lord Flashheart in its production of Blackadder. He is also a keen traveller and history enthusiast.