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.

Yolande Snetler

Registered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Yolande Snetler

Yolande has been a legal executive for more than 18 years and also holds a conveyancing diploma. She has applied to become a Fellow member of The New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives Inc.

Yolande’s area of specialisation is in property law – including conveyancing, estates, trusts and estate planning. She says that she enjoys the opportunity to help people with their property needs, and she has been doing this in a number of law firms since she was 17.

In her spare time, you’ll find Yolande sorting out her farm animals, catching up with friends and travelling (when she can).  She is adventurous and tries to do one thing a year that is really outside her comfort zone – like shark cage diving, bungy jumping from the highest bridge in the world, hang-gliding.

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