Jeremy Barton

Jeremy Barton

General Counsel, KPMG UK

Jurisdiction: UK


Jeremy Barton is general counsel of KPMG LLP (UK), one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network. A member of the Executive Committee, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, advising the Chairman and Board on practice protection, strategic M&A and legal and regulatory risks. Prior to KPMG, Jeremy was general counsel of The Boston Consulting Group and of Ernst & Young Global. He has deep experience in the structuring and risk management of global professional services firms and has the rare transatlantic credentials of having been an English solicitor in the post of GC of a US corporation. Graduating in law from Cambridge, Jeremy qualified at Norton Rose Fulbright in London after a break to compete for Great Britain as an international athlete.

Collaboration in the legal industry means

Collaboration in the legal industry is all about finding the most effective and efficient way of solving clients’ legal needs.  So it could mean more effective collaboration within a law firm, between law firms and alternative providers and most obviously between law firms and clients.  It is about genuine alignment of interest towards achieving an objective and a pre-requisite for getting it to work effectively is trust and confidence.

Best piece of advice

The best piece of advice that I ever had as a lawyer is to listen more and talk less.

Specialism at work


Favourite hobby

Running and biking