our team

The commitment, experience and ability of our team enables the firm to deal with complex work in addition to our client's day-to-day legal needs.

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The Firm

Lockhart Legal was established on 1st October 2009 by Mason Lockhart on his return to New Zealand after working as a Senior Legal Advisor for Heineken International in Amsterdam. In February 2011, Lockhart Legal acquired the practice of Derek Cutting & Co and the practice shifted from Newton to its current location at 31-33 Great South Road. Lockhart Legal acquired the practices of David Thwaite in May 2012 and John Sellers in July 2015.

In June 2017 Josh Muir joined the firm and injected a new commercial client base. Josh joined Mason as a director and shareholder of Lockhart Legal in April 2019.

The firm continues to enjoy strong organic growth thanks to recommendations and referrals from Mason and Josh’s loyal clients.

Lockhart Legal is committed to remaining small enough to provide personal service, but sufficiently resourced to provide pragmatic legal advice in our main areas of expertise. The commitment, experience and ability of our team enables the firm to deal with both complex work as well as satisfying our clients' day-to-day legal needs.

Josh Muir

Josh has a strong commercial background in advising clients on business structuring, commercial leasing, property developments, unit title developments, subdivisions, assisting body corporates with issues relating to unit titles, trust formation and administration (including estate planning), general property conveyancing, as well as more bespoke matters such as assisting supermarket owners.

Since commencing as a lawyer in 2010, Josh has practiced at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and McVeagh Fleming, before moving to Lockhart Legal. He was made director of Lockhart Legal in 2019.

Josh takes an open and transparent approach to practising law and his primary focus is to assist his clients in finding legal solutions efficiently, pragmatically and cost-effectively.

Outside of work Josh keeps busy going to the gym, and playing and watching sport, especially golf. Other than golf, his family is his main focus!

Josh is married to his childhood sweetheart and they live with their beloved dog, Maggie, in the gorgeous seaside village of Devonport.



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