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.


The Firm

Mason Lockhart and Josh Muir are pleased to announce that Lockhart Legal changed name to Lockhart Muir on 23 January 2023.

Our Story

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 31-33 Great South Road, Auckland . Lockhart Legal then acquired the practices of David Thwaite in May 2012 and John Sellers in July 2015. In March 2021 the practice moved to Level 1, 7 Owens Road, in Epsom, Auckland.

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.

In January 2023, the name of the firm was changed to Lockhart Muir to reflect this partnership.

In February 2023, Lockhart Muir acquired the practice of Horrocks Hampton, which resulted in the opening of a second office for Lockhart Muir in Takapuna, Auckland.

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

Lockhart Muir 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 background advising clients in relation to a raft of commercial and commercial property matters including property acquisition and development, property finance, subdivisions, unit title developments, commercial leasing, business structuring, as well as more bespoke matters such as assisting supermarket owners. Josh also has a loyal private client following and provides advice in relation to all private client matters.

Since commencing as a lawyer in 2010, Josh has practiced at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and McVeagh Fleming, before moving to Lockhart Legal (now Lockhart Muir). He has been a partner at Lockhart Muir for 5 years.

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, playing and watching sport, especially golf. Other than golf, his family is his main focus!

Josh and his wife Bec, along with their beloved dog Maggie, live in the gorgeous seaside village of Devonport.

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