Brett was born in Port Elizabeth, schooled at Grey and studied at the University of Port Elizabeth (now known as Nelson Mandela University). He graduated with a B Juris and an LLB degrees. He joined Pagdens in 1995 and after completing his articles of clerkship was appointed to the Collections and Litigation Department. In 1998 he was admitted as a conveyancer and has practiced in the Property Department since then. Brett was appointed as a director in 2000. He enjoys golf, squash, running and spending time with his family.
Matthew matriculated from Alexander Road High School in 2008 and obtained his LLB degree from Nelson Mandela University in 2012. He was admitted as an attorney in 2015 and has subsequently obtained his Masters in Labour Law (cum laude). Matthew joined Pagdens as an Associate in 2017 and was appointed director in 2020. He has a passion for community upliftment and in his spare time enjoys playing hockey, swimming and spending time with his family.
Jan Jan Eksteen
Nicole attended Collegiate Girls’ High School and went on to complete her B Com (Law) and LLB degrees at Nelson Mandela University. She joined the Pagdens Banking and Litigation team in 2014. Nicole moved into the Conveyancing and Deceased Estates Departments in 2018 and was appointed as a director in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and travelling with friends and family.
Doc De Kock
Doc attended Queens College and thereafter studied at the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained his BCom (Law) and LLB degrees. Doc prosecuted for a year in Pinetown before serving his articles with the State Attorney. He joined Pagdens in 1983 and became a director in 1985. Doc specializes in conveyancing, with a special emphasis on developments. He is also a keen Estate Planner and provides guidance to the Estates Department. Doc was appointed as a Consultant in 2021.
In his spare time he enjoys gardening and playing tennis and golf.
Rob attended Woodridge College and obtained his B Juris LLB from the University of Port Elizabeth (now known as Nelson Mandela University). Rob joined Pagdens in 1988 where he practices in the Commercial and Litigation departments. He was appointed as a director in 1994. Rob was appointed as a Consultant in 2021.
Rob enjoys outdoor activities and sports, particularly rugby and cricket.
John obtained his BCom Law degree in 2014 (Cum Laude) and his LLB in 2016 (Cum Laude), both from the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). In 2019 John obtained his LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts from the University of Johannesburg.
John commenced his articles of clerkship in 2017 at Werksmans Attorneys in Johannesburg where after he spent a further two years as an Associate in the litigation department until February 2021. In March 2021 he joined Pagdens as an Associate in the litigation department. John has a wide range of litigation experience.Outside of work John enjoys cycling, golf, painting and growing bonsai trees.
Darika matriculated from Kingswood College in Grahamstown. She obtained her BSc, Honours in environmental science (with distinction), and LLB degrees from Rhodes University. Darika joined Pagdens in July 2017 and is currently an Associate in the Family Law Department. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga and spending quality time with her family and friends.
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Bianca was born in Graaff-Reinet where she completed her school at Union High School. After completing her B Com (Law) degree at Nelson Mandela University, she obtained her LLB degree cum laude.
In her spare time Bianca enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading and hiking. Bianca joined the Pagdens team as a Candidate attorney in 2020.
Phyllis was born in KwaZulu-Natal where she completed her schooling at Northlands Girls’ High School. She obtained her LLB Degree at Nelson Mandela University.
Phyllis joined the Pagdens team as a Candidate Attorney in 2021.
In her spare time, Phyllis enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Sarah matriculated from Clarendon Girl’s High School in 2016. She went on to obtain her LLB degree at Nelson Mandela University. Sarah joined the Pagdens Family as a Candidate Attorney in 2021. Sarah enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and sailing, spending time with her family and friends and travelling to new places.