Matthew Tonnard


Matthew joined Five Paper as a tenant in October 2019 following successful completion of pupillage. During pupillage, Matthew was supervised by Simon Mills and Roger Laville (Commercial Team) and Ben Maltz, Sam Phillips and Jane Hodgson (Property Team).

Prior to joining Chambers Matthew worked as a Legal Advisor at the Competition and Markets Authority where he assisted in the Supreme Court case R (on the Application of Gallaher Group Ltd and others) v The CMA [2019] A.C. 96 and the organisations’ first consumer rights case involving infringements within the secondary ticket market.

For the legal year 2016/17 Matthew was the Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon Lord Justice Lindblom. In this role he gained extensive experience of appellant level cases.

Prior to joining the Bar Matthew worked for a solicitor’s firm specialising in construction and commercial disputes. Through this role he gained experience of high-value adjudications and High Court applications, as well as advising on the construction and breach of contracts.

Matthew is a Visiting Teaching Associate at Queen Mary University of London where he teaches Contract Law.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Personal Insolvency

Trusts of Land

Property Litigation

Professional Membership