Matthew Thomson

Associate at Dingley Marshall

Matthew is an Associate at Dingley Marshall having joined in 2014 as a candidate attorney.  He was admitted as an attorney in 2015 and practices within their Litigation department, also handling Commercial, Corporate and ICT Law.

Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Law and Economics before completing a postgraduate Bachelor of Laws, both at University of Stellenbosch.  He then completed the full time training offered by the School for Legal Practice at University of Cape Town.

Before starting his articles, Matthew spent a year teaching English and Economics in Thailand.


BCom (Law) (University of Stellenbosch)

LLB (University of Stellenbosch)

School for Legal Practice (University of Cape Town)

Areas of law

  • Litigation
  • Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Law of Contract

Matthew is a founding member of Sustainable Brothers & Sisters, an environmental awareness and educational initiative.

After hours, Matthew is involved with as many sporting activities as possible. Having played squash at the highest level throughout his life, he now spends most of his time playing rugby for the False Bay Rugby Club. He is also a keen trail runner and enjoys the outdoors.

Recent Posts

  • COVID-19: Law in a time of lockdown
    While lawyers continue to provide advice, consulting and commercial services, the directives issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act will have a profound effect on some litigious matters and the way matters are handled in court, as they will restrict and limit access to courts and judicial functions.
  • Price Gouging
    Suppliers of items like toilet paper, surgical masks and even basic foodstuffs have an almost unprecedented ability to manipulate and profit from radical price increases. Thankfully, on 19 March 2020, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, stepped in to prevent such abuse.