Lutfiyya Kara

Lutfiyya Kara

Senior Associate

Lutfiyya Kara is a Senior Associate in our Real Estate Law practice. Lutfiyya Specialises in conveyancing focusing on property transfers (both commercial and residential) and attending to commercial mortgage bond registrations on behalf of major banks. Her expertise has expanded to include more conveyancing work including the following: consolidations and subdivisions of property, registration of various servitudes as well as opening of sectional title schemes and related matters. 

She is in the process of completing her Notary Public Examination.

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Lutfiyya's articles were spent within the Dispute Resolution practice having gained experience in various civil and commercial litigious matters. Her focus and passion then shifted to property law and she became and still is an Associate within the Real Estate practice. Lutfiyya was appointed Senior Associate in 2022.

Lutfiyya has been involved in numerous Civil Magistrate's Court and High Court proceedings, having attended consultations on trial preparations, disciplinary hearings, and pre-trial conferences. 

She currently attends to transfers and mortgage bond (both commercial and residential) registrations, consolidations, and subdivisions of properties as well as opening of sectional title registers. She also has prior experience in registering Notarial Deeds of Leases for a major telecommunications company in South Africa as well as registering various types of servitudes. Although she cannot officially Notarise documents, she was hands on with the drafting of the said lease documents.


  • LLB, University of the Witwatersrand (Lutfiyya was on the Deans List for her 2012, 2013 and 2014 results)
  • Admitted as an Attorney: 2017
  • Admitted as a Conveyancer: 2018
Traditional customary marriages and polygamy
7 June 2021 Real Estate Law

Traditional customary marriages and polygamy

Lutfiyya Kara, Associate in our Real Estate practice joined Smile FM to discuss traditional customary marriages and polygamy. She elaborates on the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, and how it may not address some of the inequalities that may exist for women. She also explains the way in which polygamous marriages work in terms of the law, and what happens once the marriage is terminated.

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