Angus was born in Stutterheim where he completed his schooling. He studied at Rhodes University and completed his BCom LLB in 1988.
He joined Bate Chubb & Dickson Inc. in October 1990, where he is now the senior director, and specialises in all aspects of property law, conveyancing, estate planning, trusts, commercial contracts and pre-nuptial contracts.
Angus is married to Sophia, a mathematics teacher and has two children, Vaughan (a civil engineer and currently enrolled for a master’s degree in civil engineering at Stellenbosch University) and Abigail (in her final studying year studying veterinary surgery at Onderstepoort, Pretoria). He enjoys travelling, kayak fishing, road running, off-road cycling and paddling.
Angus has been involved over the years in various leadership positions at university, schools, and sports clubs and is committed to fulfilling his civic and social responsibilities.
Proud moments include completing the Comrades Marathon, the PE2EL Surfski Challenge (four times), the Dusi Canoe Marathon and many other sporting events
Lindesay was born in Port Elizabeth. She attended Rhodes University where she obtained a BA degree, then a BA Honours in English at the University of Port Elizabeth. After which she studied for her B Proc and LLB at Unisa.
Lindesay has practised at Bate Chubb & Dickson since 1995. She is involved in Conveyancing and manages the Estates Department. She has also been involved in lecturing at the local Law School in the Wills and Estates course. She was the Legal Accounting lecturer and national examiner in 2003.
She is married to Denis and they have four children.
Jason was born in East London on 18 September 1973. He matriculated from Selborne College, East London in 1991. He attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown from 1992 to 1996 where he obtained firstly his BA and thereafter an LLB. He joined Bate Chubb & Dickson in 1997.
Jason was a keen rugby player but has now hung up his boots and is a keen participant in triathlons having represented the Buffalo City team on numerous occasions at South African Triathlon Championships and having furthermore completed both the half and full Iron Man.
Jason is married to Nina and has two daughters, Courtney and Alex and two sons, Josh and Connor.
Melanie (neé Allen) was born in Springs, Gauteng in 1985. She moved with her family to East London in 1994 and matriculated from Clarendon High School for Girls in 2003. While at school Melanie served on the Interact Board and Junior City Council. She was elected Junior Mayor of Buffalo City (2002-2003). Mel enrolled at Rhodes University, Grahamstown and obtained a BA degree in 2006 and a LLB degree in 2008.
In 2009 Mel joined Bate Chubb & Dickson Inc. as a Candidate Attorney. After completing her articles she was admitted as an attorney in January 2011 and Bate Chubb & Dickson offered her a position as a Professional Assistant. In January 2014 Mel was promoted to the position of Associate and subsequently on 1 September 2015 was appointed as a Director.
Mel is a High Court litigator. Her practice areas mainly consist of Road Accident Fund matters, Personal Injury law and Divorces.
Melanie is married to Martin and they both enjoy the outdoors including camping, fly fishing as well as wine tasting.
Paula was born in East London in 1984 and attended school in Windhoek, Namibia. She returned to East London in 2000. After school she attended Rhodes/Fort Hare University where she obtained a BA degree in 2005 and an LLB degree in 2007. She attended the East London School for Legal Practice in 2008 where after she commenced articles at a local law firm.
After completing articles in 2009 she went on to pursue a Masters of European, Economic and International Law at the Saarland University in Saarbrúcken, Germany. Here, she was selected to represent the University at the International European Simulation Debates which were held in Antwerp, Brussels. Whilst completing her degree she completed a long-distance advanced course in Corporate Law through UNISA.
After completing her LLM she returned to East London and worked at a local law firm. Paula was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in April 2010. In 2013 she was appointed as a chairperson of the South African Tax Board which position she still holds. She also lectures Matrimonial Matters at the School for Legal Practice and serves on the Committee of the East London and Mdantsane Attorneys Association.
Paula joined the Bate Chubb & Dickson team in October 2018 as a Director. Her areas of practice consist mainly of Road Accident Fund, personal injury and family law.
Paula is fluent in English and German. In her spare time she enjoys casual golf.
Castro was born in Mthatha on 9 November 1991. He matriculated from Dale College, King William’s Town in 2009. He was the 5th best academic achiever for Dale College 2009 matric class and he obtained an academic bursary at Nelson Mandela University where he completed his LLB degree in 2014. During his academic years, Castro was a formidable rugby player. He represented the NMU under 21 rugby team, but has hung up his boots in an endeavor to transform his passion into his profession. He is fashion forward and in his spare time he enjoys going to gym and performing calisthenics routines. On 1 January 2019 Castro was appointed as a Director at Bate Chubb & Dickson Inc.
Bantu was born in East London on 3 April 1990. He matriculated at Hudson Park High School in 2008. He studied at the University of the Western Cape where he obtained his B.Com Law degree in 2014 and his LLB degree in 2015. While at university Bantu was elected into the Student Representative Council (SRC) where he served as the Secretary General. In 2014 Bantu also served as a member of the University Council, University of the Western Cape and was appointed to serve as an executive member in the University Convocation Committee.
After university Bantu worked for a legal insurance company in Cape Town as a Legal Advisor and later moved to one of the “Big 5” Banks and worked as a Compliance Assurance Officer.
Bantu joined the Bate Chubb & Dickson team in 2016 as a Candidate Attorney. After completing his articles, he was admitted as an attorney in February 2018 and Bate Chubb and Dickson offered him a position as a Professional Assistant. On 1 January 2019, Bantu was appointed as a Director.
His areas of practice consist mainly of Road Accident Fund matters, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident litigation as well as general Magistrate’s Court and High Court litigation.
In his spare time, Bantu is a casual soccer player.
Pieter van Zyl was born in Cape Town in 1989. He matriculated from Durbanville High School in 2007 and commenced his studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 2008. He graduated with a BCom degree in 2010 and an LLB in 2012.
After completing Practical Legal Training with the Law Society in 2013, Pieter joined Bate Chubb & Dickson Inc. as a Candidate Attorney. He completed his articles and was simultaneously admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in 2015.
Pieter is married to Kristie and you will often see them on stage in local theatre and cabaret productions.