OTB Eveling are delighted to announce the arrival of Matt Huddleson to lead our commercially focused employment team, significantly adding to our employment capability to support our niche corporate/commercial offering.

Managing Partner, James Eveling, comments:

“Matt’s appointment brings more experience and expertise to our growing employment law practice and a more developed offering to the mid-market, which otherwise might not get access to the type of support that is often reserved for large corporates. Those clients who are most likely to benefit from this will be our core client base of medium sized businesses; or other organisations who are about to go through change.”

OTB Eveling’s employment team will build upon its proven track record of providing legal support to businesses in relation to employment and people matters, as well as transactional support. Matt’s appointment extends our capability so that we also provide:

  • Strategic consultancy advice on organisational and people matters.
  • Project leadership and support (people and organisational projects).
  • Board level advice and support, either to the whole Board or individual Board Members (challenging or sensitive people issues).

In relation to his appointment, Matt says:

“Our clients’ commercial objectives are our primary consideration in relation to any matters we are supporting them with. Employment and people issues can be frustrating for, and a huge distraction from, business. By working in partnership with our clients we can take responsibility for and ownership of issues that are otherwise pulling them away from focussing on their core business”

We will continue to provide the level of service and support that our clients are used to. As part of this we help medium sized private sector businesses either facing challenging or disruptive people related issues or problems, or embarking upon a process of change or transformation, to identify and implement commercially appropriate and legally robust plans and solutions, allowing those clients to focus on their core business activities and objectives.”

Matt’s extensive experience includes organisational, outsourcing, restructuring projects and staff transfers for a wide range of clients up to and including multinational corporates. He is also an experienced and successful TUPE specialist and advocate; and has supported clients on a broad range of employment and people issues including day to day employment relations, employment litigation and industrial relations.

Matt joined us at the beginning of June 2017 having spent more than 10 years at a fast growing top 100 regional firm, where he led a 20-strong team. He trained with international law firm Reed Smith and has more than 15 years’ experience in the employment field. He has been ranked as a Leader in his Field in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners since 2012, and is known for his strategic advisory offering.

Matt Huddleson