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.

Miriam Woods

Miriam was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in May 2017, and has worked at Lockhart Legal since August 2016. She was appointed an Associate in September 2022.

While working closely with directors Josh Muir and Mason Lockhart, Miriam engages in a wide range of areas including property, refinancing, trusts, estate planning, business sales and purchases, shareholders agreements and terms of trade. Miriam is an excellent practitioner, and a highly valued member of the Lockhart Legal team.

On the home front, Miriam is one of 11, and is kept busy babysitting nieces and nephews and catching up with a rather dispersed family whenever possible. In her downtime Miriam likes to enjoy time with her husband Brad, explore the arts, and play with her adorable ragdoll cat.

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