3 Totara Ave

Thomas & Co Lawyers Ltd. is a well established law practice that commenced business in 1966 when the original partner opened what was then only the second law office in New Lynn and just the 6th in West Auckland

We are located in the Commercial centre that is the Gateway to the green belt West Auckland area that was Waitakere City. Principals and staff are local residents so know the area and people and are thus able to give practical advice on options available to you.

As part of the ongoing development of the firm to continue to improve our services to you our clients the practice was incorporated as Thomas & Co Lawyers Limited from 1 April 2016. The firm has three directors. Our original principal Don Thomas will continue as Managing Director. The other 2 directors are our long serving staff members Michael Richardson, overseeing Property and Commercial matters, and John Gandy overseeing all Litigation matters. The new firm will continue to bring our dedication and experience to all areas of practice as we have since that 1966 start up.


We are pleased to present our latest newsletter with the following articles and more:-

  • Intellectual Property Licensing

    Intellectual property (IP) forms a fundamental element of most businesses. It encompasses creativity, innovation and in some instances, education. In certain circumstances, intellectual property rights may be registered, thereby making provision for particular, exclusive...more

  • Best vs Reasonable Endeavours

    Have you ever seen a contract or agreement including terms such as “best endeavours”, “reasonable endeavours”, or “all reasonable endeavours”? What do these terms mean? What is a party expected to do under these terms?...more

  • Sharemilking Agreements

    TFor a number of years dairy industry has been an integral part of New Zealand’s economy and a sharemilking arrangement provides a stepping stone for farmers looking to become farm owners themselves....more


As a newly introduced service for clients I am the first and only Notary in New Zealand able to provide electronic versions of Notarial acts and instruments. See Notary Services for more detail.

New Lynn Transformation

New Lynn is currently undergoing a rapid transformation into a vibrant metropolitan centre. The following video produced for the New Lynn Business Association highlights the progress made in 2013 and the vision for the future.