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.

On 1 April 2017 the practice merged with Titirangi Law Centre established by Ray Ganda in 1986. As of 1 October 2021 the practice has merged with David J Brown and Associates established by David Brown in 1988.

The object of the mergers is to continue the proud history of the 3 firms as West Aucklandʼs leading law firms. The combined practices mean increased resources are available to improve the service offered to our clients.

We are conveniently located in the commercial centre of New Lynn that is the gateway to the green belt West Auckland area that was Waitakere City. The office is handy to the bus/train interchange in New Lynn with onsite parking and lift access. Our staff are local residents who know the area and people so are able to give specialised practical advice on options available to clients.

The combined practices continue 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”) came 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:-

  • Covid-19 vaccine/regulations - employer and employee rights

    Employers and employees both have responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Employers are required to take steps to eliminate or otherwise minimise risks, and employees are expected to follow policies and procedures put in place in their workplace....more

  • Taxes on utes rules

    The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will help meet New Zealandʼs 2050 carbon neutral target....more

  • Trial vs. probationary periods - what is the difference?

    Trial and probationary periods look very similar and are used for similar reasons but they are fundamentally different. The main differences are set out in this article....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

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