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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Maria Khoudary

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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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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Madi Golding

Legal Assistant

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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Janina Kameta

Office Administrator

04 390 2123

who am I?

Most of the time you’ll catch me and my Partner doing one of two things. It’ll either be running around after our son and adventuring together as a whanau, or at the gym. [Editor’s note: everyone else at work aspires to beat Janina on the weekly fitness board in the office!]

Coming from a big family, there is never a dull moment. Working across both the accounting and legal teams at Convex sort of feels the same – there’s always something which is about to spring up and keep me on my toes.

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

I am part of both the Legal and Accounting teams here at Convex and will most likely be the first face you see when you come in to see us. I’m also the person who brings you on board when you’ve decided to join us.

I have management and accounts payable under my belt which has made for an inviting transition being a part of the team across both businesses.

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