Moya is an equity director in the litigation practice group of Greyvensteins Inc. where she heads up the family law and property dispute divisions. She is a qualified family law and commercial law mediator.
After completing her studies at Stellenbosch University (SU), and a short stint as junior lecturer in the Law Faculty of SU, Moya commenced her legal career in Cape Town. Moya then joined our firm in 2013. Her primary interest and specialty remains family law. Moya has the right of appearance in the High Court and also handles matters in the Regional Court, Children’s Court and all other lower courts. Moya’s work ethic speaks of an unwavering commitment to serving her clients’ best interests coupled with impeccable work quality.
Dealing with the trauma and devastation caused by divorces and highly conflictual family disputes on a daily basis, she believes that her success lies in being straightforward and consistent with clients while assisting them through an incredibly difficult time with efficiency and empathy.
She is also passionate about alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and promotes awareness around mediation as a user-friendly, flexible and cost-effective alternative to litigation. She has served on the ADR Committee of the Cape Law Society since 2013 as well as the executive committee of SEDRA (South Eastern Dispute Resolution of Association). A career highlight was being invited by the Stellenbosch based “Mediation in Motion” Organisation to participate as an associate mediator in the #feesmustfall campaign of 2016 between the Nelson Mandela University, students and various other stakeholders.
As a qualified conveyancer, coupled with having a Master’s degree in commercial law, assisting clients with property disputes and litigation is a perfect fit that has seen her practice grow rapidly in the past few years.
Giving back to the community is important to Moya. She is an active Rotarian and serves on the board and management committee of Yokhuselo Haven (the only safe-house for abused women and their children in Port Elizabeth). Moya also offers the Haven’s client intake with legal advice and assistance as her pro-bono contribution to the community.
After completing her LL.B studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, as an exchange student, the travelling bug never left Moya. She still enjoys exploring new places and people locally and abroad. In her free time, she enjoys going to the theatre and spending time with her husband and two children. Moya believes the best stress reliever to be a good glass of wine and the fine company of friends.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Right of Appearance of the High Court of South Africa
The Cape of Good Hope Law Society
Committee Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Cape Law Society
Committee Member of the South Eastern Dispute Resolution Association (SEDRA)
Algoa Bay Rotary Club
Business Woman’s Association
Greyvensteins Givers Gain Campaign
Trustee, Board Member and Management Committee at Yokhuselo Haven
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Junior lecturer in commercial law at Stellenbosch University
Greyvensteins Bi-Monthly Property Forum for banks, mortgage bond originators, estate agents and property developers
Honours & awards:
Exchange student to the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 2001