Garth Lotz


Garth obtained his BJuris and LLB degrees from the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela University) in 1990 and 1992 respectively. 

Thereafter he completed his articles at Webbers of Bloemfontein and was admitted as an attorney in February 1996. He was admitted as a Conveyancer and Notary Public in 2000. 

Garth specializes in conveyancing; corporate real estate; due diligence investigations; notarial bonds and other notarial work; sectional title developments; and the transfer of ownership in properties. Garth also specializes in the registration of mortgage bonds and servitudes; consolidations; subdivisions; drafting of commercial property agreements; and administration of deceased estates and related property transfers.  

Since starting his journey in the law industry, Garth has accumulated more than 25 years of experience.  Garth has been a Director at McWilliams & Elliott since 2006.

Education / Qualifications

  • BJuris (Nelson Mandela University)
  • LLB (Nelson Mandela University)
  • LLM (commercial law) (UNISA)
  • AIPSA Diploma in Insolvency Law and Practice (cum laude) (University of Pretoria)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law (cum laude) (UNISA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (cum laude) (North-West University
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue Practice (cum laude) (UNISA)
  • Certificate in Tax Competency (Nelson Mandela University)
  • Certificate in Environmental Law (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Certificate in Deceased Estates Practice (UNISA)
  • Certificate in Pension Funds Law (cum laude) (UNISA)
  • Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law (cum laude) (UNISA)
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court (1996)
  • Admitted as a Notary Public of the High Court (2000)
  • Admitted as a Conveyancer of the High Court (2000)
  • Holds a certificate of Right of Appearance in the High Court
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of Lesotho (1998)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2004)

Fields of Legal Expertise

  • Conveyancing and Property Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Deceased Estates and Wills
  • Notarial work


  • Commissioner of Small Claims Court
  • Registered as an Education, Training and Development Practitioner with the Law Society of South Africa
  • Member of the Law Society of South Africa (Eastern Cape)
  • Member of the Attorneys’ Association of the South Eastern Cape
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales