Welcome

COVID-19 - Level 2

The office has re-opened under Level 2 conditions. Some staff are available during this Level. An appointment is essential so we can make sure the staff member is available and to help us maintain distancing with reduced numbers coming into the office.

The telephone is being answered so you can be connected to the person you are dealing with. Otherwise contact them by email.

For new matters contact one of the Directors:

Michael Richardson - Residential and Commercial property
michael@thomas.co.nz


John Gandy - Family and Litigation
johng@thomas.co.nz


Don Thomas - Wills, Trusts and Estates, Notary Public
don@thomas.co.nz


and for any accounting matters
raewyn@thomas.co.nz
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 sixth in West Auckland.

As from 1 April 2017 the practice merged with Titirangi Law Centre established by the Principal Ray Ganda in 1986.

The object of the merger being to continue the proud history of both firms as West Aucklandʼs leading law firms. At the same time this will enable the practice to increase the service offered to our clients. With the merger Ray Ganda joined the existing directors, Don Thomas (Managing Director), Michael Richardson and John Gandy.

We are located in the commercial centre of New Lynn that is the gateway to the green belt West Auckland area that was Waitakere City. Our staff are local residents so know the area and people and are thus able to give specialised practical advice on options available to you.

The practice continues to bring our dedication and experience to all areas of practice as we have since that 1966 start up.

Newsletter

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

  • Mortgage free holiday overview

    During these unprecedented times with COVID-19, the term mortgage free holiday has been heard more now than ever. As many New Zealandersʼ incomes have been negatively affected, which can make it difficult to meet mortgage payments (amongst other payments), a mortgage free holiday may be an option worth considering. ...more

  • Overview of Trusts Act 2019

    The Trusts Act 2019 was passed into law in the same year and becomes operative on 30 January 2021. The time in between remains critical as we all review the changes outlined. Existing best practice around trust law, together with the thinking and documentation dovetailed into the mix, is currently in the process of being updated around the country. ...more

  • Overview of the redundancy process

    Redundancy can be defined as a situation where an employee loses their job because their position is no longer needed or useful to the employer. As in all employment affairs, the employer must act in good faith and follow a fair process during the redundancy process. ...more

E-Notarisation

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.

Mortgage Interest Rates

The latest mortgage interest rates may be found here.