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Moray Hathorn
Moray Hathorn
Position: Partner, Pro Bono Practice Head
Practice: Dispute Resolution, Pro Bono
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5539

Moray Hathorn is a partner and heads the Pro Bono Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He is an expert in dealing with civil and socio-economic rights issues. He has extensive experience in land reform practice, the law relating to traditional authorities, the right to housing and gender equality and assisting non-profit organisations.

Moray’s expertise extends to administrative and constitutional law. He has been involved in litigation in the Magistrate's Courts, the Labour Court and Land Claims Court, the High Court and Constitutional Court and in negotiations with government at municipal, provincial and central level as well as at ministerial level. He has also participated in the formulation and drafting of aspects of the new land reform legislation.

He spent 15 years working at the Legal Resource Centre dealing with various matters related to human rights and land reform.

Moray is a notary public and conveyancer. He was also director of the Rural Housing Loan Fund from May 1998 to 2012 (a not-for-profit company, incorporated for the purpose of provision of wholesale finance to lenders for low-income rural housing). He is a director of the Treatment Action Campaign and a council member of Sedibeng College.

Moray has BA and LLB degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Areas of expertise
  • Civil and socio-economic rights including land reform law and the right to housing
  • Access to justice
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law