Libby Lockhart, LLB
Libby has been practicing law since 1990, in Marlborough since 1992.
She worked in general practice law at several firms before joining Crichton Loach, and becoming a partner there. Libby and Marianne merged that law firm into Wain & Naysmith in 2014.
Libby is best known for her considerable expertise in family law. She has a warm, approachable manner which is a real comfort in what can be an emotionally difficult time for her clients.
She is an experienced ‘lawyer for child’, helping children’s’ views to be heard, advocating and helping parents bridge the gap in difficult situations. Libby is also a mediator under the Family Justice system (http:/www.justice.govt.nz/family-justice).
Domestic violence is another area of expertise and Libby has worked for many women from Women’s Refuge over the years.
Libby works extensively in the area of relationship property law. She enjoys helping clients with adoptions and has an interest in surrogacy issues.
General practice law means Libby also covers a wide brief, including residential property conveyancing, wills and succession planning and family trusts.
Libby lives on a hill country farm and vineyard with her husband and two teenage children. Non-work time is spent with the family and in her garden. Libby has held a number of community roles including with Plunket, a School Board of Trustees and currently with the Coeliac Society.
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