Bristol & Cardiff
Matt Huggett
+44 (0)7496 126 266
+44 (0)117 332 8333
About Matt



Matt has extensive experience in advising on employment law and HR issues. He has a wide ranging expertise which covers consultancy agreements, grievance and disciplinary advice, maternity, paternity and adoption matters, TUPE, restrictive covenants, redundancy, drafting contracts and handbooks.


Tell us a bit more about your career in law?

I took a non-traditional route to becoming a trusted legal adviser as I initially qualified in Human Resources (and have since become a Fellow of the CIPD) before realising that I loved the intrigue, the stories, the drama and the challenges of enabling companies to best manage employees and achieve desired outcomes.

And your clients?

I have always worked with companies, whether that be Human Resources professionals in larger organisations or line managers in smaller organisations who don't have in-house HR expertise. Whilst most of my experience has been with companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors I also have experience of public sector organisations having advised NHS Trusts and Housing Associations.

I love working for companies that are keen to take an holistic approach to their people; those that are keen to learn from events (not necessarily mistakes or errors!). I like to get under the skin of companies, to be treated as part of their team and included in decision making at an early stage - whilst ideas are being formulated. I am an adviser that likes to help companies avoid problems rather than picking up the pieces afterwards - although of course that can't be avoided sometimes!

What do clients like about you?

Clients like the practical approach that I take - I am a problem solver but one with a keen eye on what businesses want to achieve. I understand their preferred approaches, their culture and the way that they want to work.

What makes you happy?

Other people. I love to socialise with family and friends. There is nothing like a nice meal out with my wife. I also particularly love getting together with my old school-friends who are now dotted across the country (and the world). Feeling 17 again is good!

Expertise & Accreditations

Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives

Chartered Fellow | Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Member | Employment Lawyers Association

University of the West of England | Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management 

CILEX | Diploma in Law 

University of Derby | Business Studies

Latest Article
Talking Law
Learning From Pimlico Plumbers...

Carbon Law Partner Matthew Huggett discusses the the true cost of using self-employed individuals following the Supreme Court's decision in the Pimlico Plumbers v Smith case.

Contact Matt

"Whilst it may be a cliché I pride myself on the personal service that I give.  It is so important to get to know the person and their business.  This has been the cornerstone of everything that I have achieved during my career."

Matt Huggett