Viv Greene Attorneys

Our Team

Meet our team

Viv Greene

Attorney & Notary
BSocSci LLB (UKZN)

viv@vglaw.co.za

Viv is originally from St Annes-on-sea, Lancashire in the UK. St Annes is a small seaside town in the north West of England not far from the Lake District. She left school at the age of 16 and not having a clue what she wanted to do, went straight to work at the Head Office of a local life insurance company. She became interested in pursuing a legal career when a car accident, for which she was under insured, left her fighting an insurance company to get paid out what she was due. A student lawyer assisted her and gave her caselaw to quote in corresponding with the insurer which persuaded them to settle her claim without going to court.

At this point “pursuing a legal career” meant becoming a legal assistant or legal secretary, at best, as becoming a lawyer would require a degree which no one in her family had got.

She decided to go to night school whilst working to further her studies but the law module was fully subscribed. Her friend persuaded her to do Maths instead!

She obtained her maths A Level and shortly and around this time met her husband Chris (a South African) who also worked at the insurance company.

They married in 1996 and moved to South Africa a month later. It was in SA that Viv first believed she could attempt her degree as no one would know if she failed.

She completed a BSocSci followed by an LLB at the University of KZN, Pietermaritzburg.

Viv loves music and seeing bands and artists live in concert and she has recently taken up singing lessons. She also loves the theatre and movies as well as good British drama and comedies. Seeing Les Mis in London’s West End in 2017 was an experience she will never forget.  Reading is also a passion and some of her top books of all time are A Thousand Splendid Sons, Untamed and The Seven Sisters series. Walking and Yoga are firm favourites when trying to destress at the end of a busy day. Viv travels to the UK regularly to see her family and cant wait to get back there when COVID restrictions are lifted.

Viv has two children Natasha and Max who are both at Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton.

Chris Greene

Practice Manager

chris@vglaw.co.za

Chris is hidden in a back office. His mission is to gently encourage everyone at Viv Greene Attorneys to perform beyond their abilities so as to provide you with outstanding service. Should we fail, Chris takes the blame and works hard to resolve the issue. As the token male, he is rarely allowed to meet you but will always be available by phone etc to assist you.

Zonke Madlala

Attorney
BA LLB (Rhodes)

zonke@vglaw.co.za

Zonke Madlala is a legal practitioner who deals in Magistrates’ Court Litigation, Criminal Litigation and Estate Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy and Legal Theory and an LLB, both obtained from Rhodes University in the year 2014 and 2016 respectively. Having completed her articles of clerkship with Legal Aid South Africa in 2019, she believes in the realisation of the right to equal access to justice for all persons, especially the indigent. Her interests outside the law include, photography and serial killer documentaries.

Ameera Essa

Attorney
LLB (UKZN)

ameera@vglaw.co.za

Ameera is a Legal Practitioner who deals with Magistrates’ Court Litigation, Estate Administration and POPIA compliance. She holds an LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus, where she received the Dean’s Commendation. Ameera is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (Top 15% UKZN Law). She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Law. Her interests outside the law range from horse-riding to candle making.

Razina Gangat

Attorney
BCom LLB (UKZN)

Razina is a legal practitioner who deals with Magistrates’ Court Litigation, High Court Litigation and Contracts. She holds a BCom and an LLB from the University of Kwazulu-Natal and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Maritime Law. During her time at UKZN, she received the Dean’s Commendation, and served as the President of the Golden Key International Honour Society, UKZN Chapter. Razina enjoys mountain-biking and is obsessed with Jungle Oats Peanut Butter Bars.

Malibongwe Mthanti

Candidate Legal Practitioner

Malibongwe@vglaw.co.za

Malibongwe Mthanti is a first year Candidate Legal Practitioner who joined our team in January 2023. He holds an LLB from Nelson Mandela University, where he was a member of the Golden Key Honours Society (Top 15% Law Faculty) and the Black Lawyers Association. His Interest outside the legal profession include playing soccer, volunteering in community services and spending time with family and friends.

Kalin Naicker

Candidate Legal Practitioner

Kalin@vglaw.co.za

Kalin is a second-year candidate attorney who joined our team in July 2023.

Kalin holds an LLB which he obtained from the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus in 2021.

Kalin has experience in liquidations, divorces, labor law and minor criminal matters. He deals with Magistrate’s Court civil litigation.

Kalin enjoys taking his dogs out for a hike, gaming and spending quality time with friends and family.

Kevlyn Greaver

Candidate Legal Practitioner

Kevlyn@vglaw.co.za

Kevlyn is a first-year candidate attorney who joined our team in September 2023.

She holds an LLB which she obtained Cum Laude from the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, wherein she obtained 5 Dean’s commendations and 28 distinctions.

She also spent time as a student mentor under the mentorship program at the UKZN student Chapter of the Students for Law and Social Justice.

Kevlyn enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and enjoys binge watching the latest series and holding movie marathons.

Anasia Hoosen

Reception and Marketing

Anasia@vglaw.co.za

Anasia has over 18 years of experience as a legal secretary and worked for several prominent law firms in Pietermaritzburg, as well as working at a law firm at Umhlanga before joining Viv Greene Attorneys at the beginning of 2018. She has experience in High, Regional, and Magistrates Court litigation. She has completed the following courses by L.E.A.D.S and obtained Certificates for Administration & Client Care, Accounting & Book-keeping, and Client Care & Marketing. Her marketing skills have allowed her to grow further and explore various marketing tools. Anasia has a friendly personality, has 2 children, and loves her work, cooking, and spending quality time with her family.

 

Carmen Maddocks

Viv’s Secretary

Carmen@vglaw.co.za

Carmen is a part of the vital support staff at Viv Greene Attorneys and has been with the firm since its inception in 2011. She is Viv’s secretary and is also involved with the daily office management and administration of the firm, correspondent work and accounts. She is a dedicated mom of 3 teenagers and enjoys spending time with family.  She is an organ donor and knows the value of being one as her eldest son was given the Gift Of Life with a liver transplant in 2018. She enjoys listening to music of all genres.

Kristen Budraj

Legal Secretary

Kristen has been employed in the legal industry from 2017 and joined Viv Greene attorneys in July 2022. She has experience in High court and Magistrate’s court litigation. She intends on pursuing a career in law. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, baking and watching crime documentaries

Deseray Sivalingum

Legal Secretary

Deseray@vglaw.co.za

Deseray has been working in the legal industry from 2001. She has experience in high court and magistrates’ court litigation, commercial, debt collection and labour law. Deseray enjoys cooking for her family and friends, gardening, and spending time with family.