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 High Court Litigation. 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, High Court Litigation, and Estate Administration. 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.

Kalin Naicker

Attorney LLB (UKZN)

Kalin@vglaw.co.za

Kalin is an 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.

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.

Chuma Masala

Candidate Legal Practitioner

Chuma@vglaw.co.za

Chuma is the latest addition to the team of Candidate Legal Practitioners at Viv Greene Attorneys. He joined the firm in early March 2024.

 

He recently graduated with an LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in the Pietermaritzburg Campus. His most cherished accomplishment was being a finalist and winner of the 2023 Moot Court Final. 

 

He has broad interests within the practice of Law, but has a particular interest in Civil Court Litigation and personal injury matters. 

During his personal time, he keeps colourful routine with a variety of hobbies and interests from spending time with friends and partaking in outdoor games and activities, to singing in a Youth Choir at a local church. 

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

Legal Secretary

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.

 

Therousha Moonsamy

Administrative Clerk

Therousha@vglaw.co.za

Therousha is a vital part of the support staff at Viv Greene Attorneys. She is a vibrant and positive administrative clerk who possesses excellent problem-solving skills. 

Therousha is always eager to help and learn new things. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball and watching crime documentaries.

Vashnie Govender

Legal Secretary

vashnie@vglaw.co.za

Vashnie has been in the legal industry since 2017.  Along with secretarial experience, she has experience in compiling of tenders and transcription of legal proceedings. Vashnie enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

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.