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 | 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
- 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