Our Team

Our fantastic dream team

Let's be honest - you can answer many legal questions from Google. Our advantage is our people. They're people people who can take your situation to craft a plan to move you forward.

who we are

Katherine Mexted

Director

04 390 2123

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who am I?

A keenness to correct others as a child (which has flowed through to adulthood!) promptly led my teachers to recommend that I look to a career in law.

Outside of work I have twin boys who are six and a nearly five year’ old little girl. Three children within 16 months of each other certainly keeps me busy. Between work and family, I also enjoy a bit of tennis (and fancy myself as an undiscovered Martina Hingis). Fun fact, I share a birthday with my Mum. This means my husband can simultaneously offend us both by forgetting the most important day of the year.

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to get in touch at 021 752 251 or katherine@convexlegal.co.nz.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

A small-town girl from Central Hawke’s Bay, I started my career in a large law firm in Wellington.  After working at two large law firms and a telecommunications provider, I founded Convex Legal in January 2017 to provide clients with approachable legal services.

I finished university in 2006 after completing LLB(Hons) and BA in Psychology. My first law job was at Kensington Swan where I gained broad experience across the Corporate, Information Technology and Maori Legal Services teams. I was fortunate to take some time away from law to live in France to teach English and travel. 

After Kensington Swan, I worked for DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) in the Corporate team specialising in commercial contracting. Next stop – Vodafone New Zealand where I learnt how the interface between legal advice and business decisions really works. From there a passion to spend more time doing property law and helping individuals and business owners, Convex was born.

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Sam French

Senior Solicitor

04 390 2123

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who am I?

I became a lawyer because I like arguing (and explaining to a lesser degree). Also, taking over the family farm would have meant far too many early mornings. I don’t do mud or mornings. Please be nice to me before 9am.

When I’m not at work, I’m playing hockey. When I’m not playing hockey, I’m organising, umpiring or watching hockey. Luckily, I now live in Island Bay, pretty close to the hockey turf, with my partner and a mischievous dog.

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to give me a call (04 390 2123) or sam@convexlegal.co.nz.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

I’m originally from the Wairarapa, but I went to Otago to study law and science. I ended up staying down south for a couple of years after graduating, while I ran a hockey organisation, which I like to think gave me a bit of practical business experience. I then decided I should probably use my law degree. I moved to Wellington where I was admitted to the bar and started practicing in property law in 2016. I’ve been at Convex since 2018 and I really enjoy the collaborative culture.

I’m a bit of a geek for contracts and regulations and I enjoy being able to translate those into plain English for my clients. Whether you’re buying your first home, running a company or setting up a charitable trust, I’d be happy to walk you through the legal processes.

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Jenny Samson

Senior Associate - Legal Executive

04 390 2123

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who am I?

I have always been interested in the law.  Whilst in my younger years it was criminal law that held my interest, in particular working out ways to commit the perfect crime when I would argue with my sister, it was when I was at college that I heard of the role of a legal executive and I knew straight away that was what I wanted to do.  My family tells me I have always been good at winning arguments and this is the perfect role for me.

Outside of work the majority of my time is spent with my family, as my daughter keeps me busy with all of her activities.  My family includes two very spoilt cats who rule our house.   

I am born and bred in Wellington and have lived here my whole life.  I am lucky that the majority of my family also lives in Wellington.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

I started work as a legal secretary whilst studying for my legal executive qualification at night.  I gained my legal executive qualification in 1997 and I have worked as a legal executive in various firms since then.  I started my career in small law firms, which gave me experience in many different areas of private client work.  Recently, after 13 years with a large commercial firm, I have come back to what I love, which is the small firm with the client contact and ongoing client relationships.

I have been the president of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executive and also an Independent Councilor on the National Committee of the Institute.  I loved my time in these roles, including assisting to draft and then present a verbal submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee in relation to law changes that would impact the role of a legal executive.  Whilst I no longer hold these roles due to having a young daughter and the time commitments involved, it is something that I am sure I will return to in the future. 

My job is to try and make your life easier.  If you need to contact a law firm, you are often working through a stressful time in your life and I am here to try and alleviate as much of that stress as possible and make sure your transaction proceeds smoothly.

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Jordan Musgrave

Solicitor

04 390 2123

who am I?

When I first went to High School I wanted to be a poet. I was, and am, but it was never going to pay. So off to law school it was. I could make up some generic reason why I wanted to study law…saving the whales, world peace and prestige. But let’s be honest, it’s just not true.

It came down to Suits. It is safe to say it’s nothing like what you see on TV (I promise I have a law degree too!). I’ve enjoyed developing my legal career in the progressive forward-thinking practice that is Convex Legal.

Outside work, most of my free time is taken up by my passion of sport – in particular, basketball, rugby and cricket. I have also recently taken up ultimate frisbee (please don’t judge me– it really isn’t as bad as people say). My guilty pleasure is a mild butter chicken and a garlic nan (which the office has gotten know, every week).

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to give me a call (04 390 2123) or jordan@convexlegal.co.nz.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

I joined Convex Legal at the beginning of 2020 after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and minoring in Finance. During my studies, I also worked part time in a small general practice law firm. I have recently completed my studies required to be admitted to the bar.

I grew up in Lower Hutt. Outside of work, most of my free time is taken up by watching and playing sport. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and family.

I enjoy working in the challenging environment that a law firm provides, and I find it rewarding helping clients obtain their desired outcomes.

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Laura Sturch

Solicitor

04 390 2123

who am I?

I grew up in the sunny Hawke's Bay and moved to Wellington in 2016. I first became interested in the law through the Netflix show Suits, and I also wanted marry a prince like Meghan Markle.  

I’m a huge dog lover so you can imagine my excitement when Katherine’s dog, Mabel, comes into the office. I’m also an avid green tea drinker (yes, I’ve been reminded it tastes like dirt).

During the week I keep the office entertained with Gen Z humour and keep myself entertained by annoying Jordan. On the weekends you’ll often find me doing Pilates, pottering around my flat or spending an embarrassing amount of time on Tiktok.  

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to give me a call (04 390 2123) or laura@convexlegal.co.nz.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

I studied a conjoint law and commerce degree at Victoria University, majoring in management. While at law school I worked in a barrister’s chambers where I was lucky enough to share scones with some of the top lawyers in New Zealand.

I began at Convex Legal in February 2021 as a graduate and formally became a lawyer in June 2021.

My interest in property law and asset management meant Convex Legal was the perfect fit. Convex Legal is a fun, positive and progressive workplace that ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to creating a rewarding culture.

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Jo Willmott

Practice Manager

04 390 2123

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who am I?

I grew up in the mighty Waikato, lucky enough to experience my childhood growing up on a rural property. We made our way to Wellington when my husband was transferred with his job - trading the fog for the wind.

In my spare time I enjoy running through some of the great tracks that we have here in Wellington. On my bucket list is to run in the New York half marathon.  After eight unsuccessful ballot attempts, I was selected but unfortunately the race was cancelled at the last minute due to the onset of Covid, leaving us to unpack our bags and cancel our holiday.  I have my fingers crossed to be able to run next March!

I am also an avid gardener and enjoy mowing lawns!  I also love to travel – having a son and brother living in New York is a bonus and a good excuse for a shopping trip. I have three (nearly four) beautiful grandchildren which I spend a lot of time with and that keep me young and on my toes. The best part of course is being able to hand them back when they misbehave. 

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

I am one of those annoying people who love lists and being very organised.  I have joined Convex Legal after working for fourteen years in a large corporate law firm where I had plenty of opportunities to gain valuable administrative experience and put my lists into practice!  

I saw the opportunity to become part of the Convex Legal team as an awesome opportunity to become part of a new dynamic law firm and to have the wonderful experience of working in a paperless office! 

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Maria Chow

Legal Executive

04 390 2123

who am I?

I made my way (back) to Wellington from my hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland early 2020. It’s my second time living in Wellington and have been lucky enough to find a dream job at Convex Legal as a Legal Executive. In my website bio I have to say that I was lucky enough to find the job – I promise I mean it!

I am a real foodie and earn money simply just to eat. I love frequenting restaurants and cafes (cashflow allowing) and trying all the eateries that Wellington has to offer. I love my snacks, with a designated snack drawer at my desk which I can be heard diving into throughout the day – I’m known as the Grazer!

I try to keep up my attendance at the gym to work off my food consumption. I’ve also made a promise to myself to do more yoga and reading this year.

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to give me a call (04 390 2123) or maria@convexlegal.co.nz

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

As experienced as I am in snacks, I promise I am also experienced in conveyancing. 

I came from an administrative background and have provided support to many different industries. I found work as a Legal Executive in a small traditional law firm in the city and returned to New Zealand in early 2020 to look for experience further afield. Following my interest in property and purchasing my own properties, I successfully gained the Specialist Paralegal Qualification in Residential Conveyancing in Scotland whilst working. 

The best part of the job for me is meeting clients, hearing their story and circumstances and identifying how to help.

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Madison Golding

Registered Legal Executive

04 390 2123

who am I?

My background is a little different to your typical legal exec.

I started out with Katherine five years ago when I was hired as a nanny to help with her three children. When the kids started going to school there wasn’t much I was needed for at home any more but apparently I was so likeable Katherine wanted to keep me around.

I actually initially worked for Convex Accounting, but it turns out accounting wasn’t for me (Those guys like spreadsheets way too much) Thankfully, Katherine at Convex Legal understood my pain (she’s married to an accountant…) so bought me over to Convex Legal.

When I am not in the office helping people buy or sell property, I will be found out and about on adventures with my two dogs (who are pretty much just 4 legged children), Ollie and Luna. Most of my time at home consist of me replanting my veggie garden over and over as Ollie likes to help himself.

If you would like to catch up for a coffee feel free to give me a call (04 390 2123) or madi@convexlegal.co.nz.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

As soon as I purchased my first property, I found my true passion (well, not really, but it sounds good in a bio). From there I have sold, bought a new property, and moved. More seriously, buying, selling, and then buying again has given me an excellent insight into the conveyancing process.

I have dealt with my own pre-settlement inspections, my purchaser asking for price reductions, and bought houses with issues. Finding my way through these issues helps me get through property transactions for our clients every day.

I am currently completing my Legal Executive qualification and I’m based in the Wellington and Mana offices.

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Mabel Mexted

Office Monster

04 390 2123

who am I?

Library books and office chairs are my favourite snacks. When I get bored, I like to pull cords out of computers and distract everyone from their work by getting pats and tummy scratches. I know how to listen, but I choose not to which makes the office humans mad… I think its fun though hahaha. 

You can find me sleeping on the couch with my tongue hanging out or working hard around the office as a living, breathing vacuum.

Or, if you'd prefer the typically dull bio you'd expect:

Sleep. Eat. Look cute. Repeat.

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