I am an experienced commercial lawyer who has worked in in-house and private practice roles across the public and private sectors. Most recently I supported the commercial/corporate and regulatory legal teams at MBIE doing a wide range of commercial, regulatory and compliance work. In my earlier career, I focused primarily on commercial property work; advising clients across a broad range of industries including property developers and investors, banks, insurance companies, supermarkets, telcos, airports, regional authorities, and central and local government.
I am adaptable and able to tackle new situations and tasks with confidence. I enjoy stripping away ambiguity and legalese from documents and advice and presenting clients with solutions they can understand.
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, DLA Piper, Minter Ellison (Sydney), DJ Freeman (London), Halifax Bank (London), Phillips Fox.
Areas of Expertise
- Commercial property transactions
- Sale and Purchase of land
- Public Works Act
President, Island Bay Tennis club
Junior Convenor, Island Bay Tennis club
What Margot Lyons's clients say
Margot is a valued member of our team and, in fact, so valued that we keep asking her back! I really value her experience, pragmatism and can-do attitude in dealing with issues. She’s knowledgeable, approachable and her internal clients enjoy working with her.
General Counsel, Victoria University of Wellington