Rachael Mason - Partner, Lane Neave

Rachael has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law in both the UK and New Zealand for a number of years.  She is a trusted adviser to many of New Zealand’s largest companies in relation to managing their global and local migrant workforces, and developing and maintaining immigration strategy and compliance policies.  She also works with private and high net worth clients in relation to complex individual immigration and citizenship applications.

Rachael is highly regarded for her expertise in advising New Zealand employers on both transactional and strategic immigration and visa matters. She regularly presents to HR and other professionals regarding key immigration policy changes and issues related to recruiting and maintaining an immigration-compliant workforce.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic Rachael has helped her clients and their employees navigate the complex issues of border exception requests and visa planning and processing in the challenging environment of a closed border.  Her clients value her high quality technical expertise and practical solutions to immigration issues.