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


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

  • Retirement Villages

    People considering Retirement Villages as option are faced with the daunting array of paperwork.Consumer NZ have completed a review of some of the factors to be considered and a comparison between the major providers (Consumer Issue #607 February 2021). With thanks to Consumer NZ we are able to make this article available to clients who can access it using the following link.


  • New purchase price allocation rules

    The purchase price allocation (“PPA”) income tax rules came into effect on 1 July 2021. These rules are particularly significant to those selling and purchasing commercial property and businesses. PPA is where parties allocate the total purchase price among the various types of assets in a transaction, such as buildings, stock and plant etc. ...more

  • Enduring Power of Attorneys – A brief guide

    Life can be uncertain and we never know what is just around the corner. No matter what age you are, anyone could have an accident or become seriously ill. In these circumstances, someone needs to step in and make sure the bills are paid, the kids are looked after and you are being cared for properly by the people around you making decisions. ...more

  • Personal grievances – A brief overview

    A personal grievance (“PG”) is a type of formal complaint by an employee against their current or former employer if they believe their employer has acted unfairly or unreasonably towards them. Personal grievances can be raised if a matter has not been able to be resolved by the employee communicating directly with the employer and is raised in accordance with the Employment Relations Act 2000. ...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.

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