Matt Barnett

Call: 2017
Matt Barnett

Matt studied law at the University of Derby where he obtained a first class LLB before completing his BPTC at the University of Law.

He was awarded the Harmsworth scholarship by Middle Temple for his BPTC years.

Before coming to the Bar, Matt had a very successful career within finance. During his 15 years working for three of the UK's major banks, he gained significant experience across many sectors of banking. This included undertaking senior roles within Retail, Mortgages, Business, Commercial, Corporate and Private Banking.

Matt’s final role prior to commencing pupillage was as the Operations and Control Manager for Santander Business. He was instrumental in shaping the banks approach to dealing with financial crime. Utilising his experience across sectors, his work included designing and delivering bespoke anti-financial crime training, implementing robust prevention mechanisms and re-writing many of the internal guidance materials.

Away from work Matt is kept very busy by his young family and can often be found running along muddy touchlines with a flag in his hand. Given the chance, he loves a good book, a good meal and a great movie.


  • LLB, University of Derby (First Class)
  • BPTC, University of Law

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