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About Us

As one of Cape Town’s most respected firm of attorneys, Michael Matthews & Associates offers a broad spectrum of legal services including property law, contracts and commercial law, family and matrimonial law, High Court and Magistrates Court litigation and arbitration, mediation, third-party damages claims resulting in injury and/or economic loss, and administration of deceased estates.

Michael Matthews & Associates is one of Cape Town’s most respected legal firms. We are privileged to be situated at the heart of the Constantia valley and we are proud to care for clients from all over the world.

International and local clients have engaged with our unique legal team and staff since 1997 and we are able to offer diverse legal solutions to the myriad of legal issues which may face you, your family or your business. Our approach is to really understand you and your legal concerns, to make sure you receive the most accurate and correct advice to assist you to make the right decisions. We are here to alleviate your stress and be your adviser through the legal process. We pride ourselves in offering affability, affordability, availability and in our ability to maintain high service levels, outstanding product quality and quick turnaround times.

The Team

Michael Matthews & Associates was founded by Michael (Mike) Matthews almost 20 years ago and we have grown into a highly successful firm with four professional attorneys, three of whom are partners.

Michael Matthews (BPROC; UCT)

Michael Matthews (BPROC; UCT)

After spending the first part of his life in Zimbabwe, Mike studied at UCT and qualified in 1983. After 12 successful years in partnership at C & A Friedlander, Mike formed his own practice in 1997, Michael Matthews and Associates. Mike specialises in commercial law and disputes, High Court litigation, Labour Law, Wills and the Administration of Deceased Estates. When he is not working, his hobbies include waterpolo, creative writing and cycling.

Damian Enslin (BA.LLB; UNISA)

Damian Enslin (BA.LLB; UNISA)

Damian is a qualified Notary and Conveyancer who has been a partner at Michael Matthews & Associates since 2004 and who, in common with his colleagues, is passionate about service. Damian specialises in conveyancing and property-related law, including freehold and sectional title ownership, and mortgage bond registrations. Damian also specialises in legal issues relating to the Firearms Control Act of 2000, and is able to assist with firearm licence applications, appeals, accreditation of sports shooting bodies and businesses. Security companies can also call Damian to assist with compliance issues as well as with license applications. In his spare time, he practices karate and is a firearm fundi.

Barry Gregg (LLB; UNISA)

Barry Gregg (LLB; UNISA)

Barry first studied marketing and sales but after receiving his diploma, he decided to become an attorney and the combination has been very effective indeed. Barry joined Michael Matthews & Associates in 2003 and has been a partner in the practice since 2011. He specialises in the administration of deceased estates and drafting of wills and trusts. Barry also practices in the field of family law and, recently obtained certification in divorce mediation and is able to offer clients an alternative to litigation in divorce proceedings.

Courtney Roots (BCOM.LLB; STELL)

Courtney Roots (BCOM.LLB; STELL)

Courtney completed a BComm Law and postgraduate LLB degree at Stellenbosch University. After graduating, Courtney spent a few months travelling and working in the wine sales industry. Courtney is currently serving her articles with Michael Matthews & Associates under the supervision of Damian Enslin. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading, hiking and wine tasting.