I am an experienced commercial lawyer who has worked in in-house and private practice roles across the public and private sectors. I also spent 10 years running my own business while my children were young.
Early on in my career, I focused primarily on commercial property work; advising clients across a broad range of industries including including property developers and investors, banks, insurance companies, supermarkets, telcos, airports, regional authorities, and central and local government. More recently, while supporting in house legal teams have enjoyed working on a much broader range of legal matters as well as commercial property transactions.
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.
Victoria University of Wellington(multiple engagements)
Avid legal supporting Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment | Senior Solicitor
DLA Piper | Solicitor
Minter Ellison (Sydney) | Solicitor
DJ Freeman (London) | Solicitor
Halifax Bank (London) | Solicitor
Phillips Fox | Solicitor | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- Commercial property transactions
- Property due diligence
- Sale and Purchase of land
- Public Works Act
- General contract drafting
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