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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.

Trust Law Changes – Important Notice on Changes

The Trusts Act 2019 (“Act”) comes into force on 30 January 2021. It is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. This will bring about many changes in the way New Zealanders administer their trusts for estate and planning purposes. ...read more

Newsletter

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

  • Overview of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act

    The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented global disaster. Entire nations were forced to go into lockdown, requiring its residents to stay at home for an undefined amount of time. The New Zealand Government responded promptly to the pandemic with the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Zealand being 28 February 2020 and the implementation of the Level 4 Alert Lockdown by 25 March 2020. ...more

  • The Difference between Contracting Out and Relationship Property Agreements

    The primary and distinctive difference between contracting out and relationship property agreements relates to the timing and status of a relationship between two parties. The definition and status of a relationship as a marriage, de-facto relationship or civil union, under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) is important ...more

  • Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 – key points

    The purpose of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the “Act”), is to protect the interests of consumers while balancing the rights of businesses and consumers. The Act provides consumers with certain guarantees when buying goods and services from a supplier together with the right to claim ...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.