Construction & Property (Conveyancers) Lawyers (Attorneys) George

A niche firm specializing in the commercial, banking, property and construction sectors of law.

George Whitehead Incorporated is a law firm established in 1998 with offices in George and Cape TownSouth Africa.

We are a small niche firm of Attorneys & Conveyancers specializing largely in the commercial, banking, property and construction sectors of law. We believe in connecting people and clients via the various facets of law we specialize in.

Our service is of such a nature that most of our clients are recurring and many have been with this firm since its inception.

We strive to connect different types of clients where we notice a mutual benefit for either, whether it be in business, banking, commercial property, or construction. We strive to provide a high level and quality service which attracts highly motivated clientele.

 Meet The Team

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George Whitehead  |  Loren Giles |  Kathryn Verhagen | Lindi Nel

George Whitehead

George Whitehead



+27(0)83 629 0160
+27(0)44 874 1838

Related Services

  • Commercial and construction contracts
  • Construction litigation and Dispute Resolution


Construction, Corporate

George heads up the construction and commercial division of the practice which is based in George with an office in Cape Town.

George has vast experience in construction and commercial litigation and focuses on disputes and construction claims, mainly in the large scale civil construction sector.

He specializes in international FIDIC, NEC3, NEC4, JCT and E5 construction contracts and on a national level advises client’s on the use of the JBCC, COLTO and the General Conditions Building contracts.

His clients include national and international construction firms and he also advises clients in the mining sector.

Further to his extensive past experience in construction and mining litigation, as discussed under the Notable Matters/Past Projects section, George is regularly called upon to advise in risk assessments in commercial purchases and the drafting of bespoke commercial and construction contracts relating thereto.


B.Pharm, Stellenbosch University, 1990

B.Proc, University of the Free State, 1995

Advanced Higher Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law, UNISA, 2016

Advanced Higher Diploma in Business Rescue, UNISA, 2017

LLM (Master of Laws) in International Corporate & Commercial Law, Kings College London, 2019

MSc (Master of Science) in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, Kings College London, 2022

University of the Free State
University of South Africa (UNISA)
Kings College London

Memberships / Positions

Admission as an Attorney of the Western Cape High Court, 1997

Member of the Legal Practice Council, Western Cape

Member of the Society of Construction Law, UK

Member of the Society of Construction Law for Africa

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (UK)
(highest grade of Institute membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb)

Loren Giles

Loren Giles



+27(0)83 651 6705
+27(0)44 874 1838

Related Services

  • Conveyance of property, full title and sectional title
  • Registration of property related rights, (Servitudes / Usufruct / Rights of Way / etc)
  • Registration of Mortgage Bonds
  • Registration of Notarial Bonds

Loren heads up the conveyancing department and is based mainly at the George office. She joined the practice in February 2001 and has gained vast experience in her chosen field during the past 22 years.

Prior to this she was senior assessor at SARS where she concentrated on income tax. She has a strong accounting and finance background. Her conveyancing experience includes property transfers, both full title and sectional title, registration of sectional title schemes, bond registrations as well as miscellaneous matters relating to property, which include the registration of servitudes, rights of way, notarial tie agreements, usufructs, sub-divisions and various endorsement applications.

Loren has attended to various large developments in the Southern Cape including full title and sectional title schemes.


LLB (Bachelor of Laws), UNISA, 2013


Admission as an Attorney of the of the High Court, South Africa, 2014

Admission as a Conveyancer, 2016

Member of the Legal Practice Council, Western Cape

Kathryn Verhagen

Kathryn Verhagen

Professional Assistant


+27(0)44 874 1838

Related Services

  • Attendance on Court (Regional / High)
  • Drafting of Trust and Company documents
  • Liaising with Masters Office and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in
    regard to Trusts / Companies / Close Corporations
  • Deceased Estate Administration from drafting of Last Wills and Testament to winding up of estates

Drafting, drawing and submission of Liquor License Applications inclusive of applications for new businesses as well as alterations and extensions to existing licenses and transfers of
licencesKathryn started her law career with George Whitehead Incorporated in January 2015.


LLB (Bachelor of Laws), Unisa, 2022


Admission as an Attorney of the Western Cape High Court, 2022

Member of the Legal Practice Council, Western Cape

Lindi Nel

Lindi Nel

Article Clerk


+27(0)44 874 1838

Related Services

  • General Administration and client liaison
  • Attendance at Court (Magistrate / Regional / High)
  • Assistant to George Whitehead in drafting of commercial contracts

Lindi joined the firm in January 2023.


LLB (Bachelor of Laws), Nelson Mandela University, 2022.

Contact Us

First Floor, Church Corner Building Cnr of Courtney &, Kerk St, George, 6529

1st Floor Tyger Valley Chambers One
27 Willie Van Schoor Drive, Cape Town, South Africa, 7530

+27(0) 44 874 1838
+27(0) 44 874 1832
+27(0) 83 629 0160