As practice group leader for Morgan Lewis’s labor and employment practice in London, Matthew Howse represents clients in the financial services, media, legal, and insurance industries in High Court and employment tribunal litigation and in class actions, collective actions, and group litigation. His experience includes employment law as well as privacy and cybersecurity law. In addition to litigating both contentious and noncontentious issues, Matthew provides strategic employment law advice and counsels clients on the employment law aspects of transactions.
Matthew Howse leads the team and is an expert across the full spectrum of employment law.
...hugely experienced across a range of sectors, which provides for excellent context.
An excellent communicator and very personable. Organisations have benefited from his counsel and guidance.
As part of Morgan Lewis’s cross-practice Global Workforce team, Matthew helps provide integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning across a spectrum of labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues.
A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Matthew provides data protection compliance advice, reviews data protection and employee monitoring policies, and advises clients on freedom of information and confidentiality law. He also both advises and represents companies on other privacy law issues.
Matthew regularly lectures on employment law at conferences and is a member of the HR & Employment Forum of BritishAmerican Business. His articles on age discrimination and paternity rights have appeared in leading UK employment publications such as The HR Director and the Employment Law Journal.
College of Law of England and Wales, Guildford, 1990, LPC
University of Southampton, England, 1989, LLB
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Employment, UK, Chambers Global (2022, 2023)
Ranked, Employment: Employer, Chambers UK (2014–2017, 2021, 2022, 2024)
Leading Individual, Employment: Employers, The Legal 500 UK (2022–2024)
Recommended, Employment: Employers, The Legal 500 UK (2021, 2022, 2024)
Recommended, Employment: Immigration: Business, The Legal 500 UK (2022–2024)
Recommended, Risk Advisory: Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity, The Legal 500 UK (2023, 2024)
Recommended, Human Resources: Employment: Employers and Senior Executives: Employers, The Legal 500 UK (2013–2020)
Recommended, Human Resources: Immigration: Business, The Legal 500 UK (2013–2019)
Recommended, TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms): Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, The Legal 500 UK (2013–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Ranked, Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession (2014–2017)
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals