Welcome

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.

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:-

  • Changes to building consents

    Six new exemptions to the Building Act 2004 (“the Act”) have been added, along with the expansion of four existing exemptions. Homeowners, builders and DIYers will now have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Act has removed the requirement of building consents for low-risk building projects such as sleep-outs, sheds and carports and porches. ...more

  • What does Restraint of Trade mean?

    A restraint of trade is a provision generally found in employment contracts, which prohibits an employee from working directly or indirectly with a competitor business for a specified time and within a limited geographical area, after their employment ends. ...more

  • Relationship Property and the necessity of full disclosure

    In the previous August Newsletter article on relationship property agreements, matters of relationship property under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”), and the difference between a contracting out agreement (“COA”), commonly referred to as a “pre-nuptial agreement”, and a separation agreement (“SA”), were dealt with. ...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.

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