3 Totara Ave

Thomas & Co Lawyers Ltd, now Incorporating Titrangi Law Centre, 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:-

  • The Bright-line Test

    In 2015, the government introduced the “bright-line test”, a method which attempts to tighten the property investment rules.

    The bright-line test states that (subject to exemptions)...more

  • Reckless Trading

    The Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”) provides the framework that applies in respect of directors' duties and reckless trading. The Act prohibits a director from allowing the business to be carried on in a manner likely to create a substantial risk of serious loss

  • Small Passenger Services Review

    In April 2016, Uber (the private passenger service operating via a social media smartphone application) came under fire from the New Zealand Government, amidst fears that Uber was changing its rules by dropping its requirements to have a passenger endorsement for their licensed drivers or a certificate of fitness for their cars....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.