Matthew Thomson

Director of Litigation

Matthew is an accomplished litigator at DML with a talent for engaging in and resolving disputes.

He has a wealth of experience in a broad range of legal areas, including contract, company, construction, administrative, property, B-BBEE, insolvency, technology, intellectual property, competition, entertainment and tax law.

Matthew’s career began at DML in 2014 as a Candidate Attorney. He has been an integral part of the firm’s rapid growth, and in March 2023, Matthew was appointed as a Director of Litigation.

He believes that all litigation should be aimed at resolving disputes in the most efficient manner possible, whether through settlement negotiations or formal action, Matthew’s enjoys challenge and is committed to providing the best possible outcome for his clients.

Outside of work, Matthew is an adventurous and active individual. He has climbed Kilimanjaro twice, walked the Fish River Canyon and the Amathole and Otter trails, and completed the Three Peak Challenge in Scotland, England, and Wales. He also races in various endurance trail running and cycling events.

BCom (Law) (University of Stellenbosch)
LLB (University of Stellenbosch)
School for Legal Practice (University of Cape Town)
Admission as an Attorney: 2015

Matthew Thomson

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Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Contract Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Insolvency, Business Rescue and Sequestration
  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Construction Law
  • B-BBEE Law