CLLS Chairman & Chief Executive

Edward Sparrow

Edward Sparrow
Chairman

Edward Sparrow is Chairman of the City of London Law Society, following his appointment in October 2016. Edward is a highly experienced litigator; a partner at Ashurst for over 35 years, he specialises in financial services regulation and City-related disputes.

Matthew Rous

Matthew Rous
Chief Executive

Matthew Rous took up his appointment as Chief Executive of the City of London Law Society in January 2022. He leads the Society’s work on promoting City law firms and City solicitors. Prior to that he spent 26 years in the Diplomatic Service, with postings in Beijing, Tokyo, Brussels, Jakarta, Baku and Guangzhou. From 2017 to 2021 he served as Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council.

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