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:-

  • Flat mate or de facto partner?

    The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“The Act”) provides an equal sharing presumption to relationship property for qualifying relationships. Qualifying relationships are marriages, civil unions or de facto relationships that are a minimum of more

  • Buildings and Warrants of Fitness

    Many commercial and multi-residential buildings require an annual building warrant of fitness (BWOF) to prove that the building’s safety systems have been maintained and inspected. The BWOF is obtained by the building owner and provided to the Council, and must be displayed in the more

  • The Ins and Outs of a Restraint of Trade Clause

    The world of business is increasingly competitive. Business owners as employers have become more focussed on securing and safeguarding information that sustains their business, such as trade secrets and profit margins. Those employers may consider the inclusion of a restraint of trade clause in their employment 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.