Welcome

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.

3 Totara Ave

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:-

  • Recent changes to First Home products On 19 May 2022 the Minister of Finance, Hon. Grant Robertson delivered New Zealandʼs 2022 Budget that included changes to following First Home products: the First Home Grant, First Home Loan and the Kāinga Whenua Loan scheme. The changes to the First Home Grant took effect from 19 May 2022 and the changes to the First Home Loan and Kāinga Whenua Loan took effect from 1 June 2022....more

  • Epidemic Preparedness Notice still in place for commercial leases and mortgages In May 2020 temporary law changes were made to the Property Law Act 2007 (“the Act”) as part of the COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020. These changes related to leases of commercial properties and all residential and commercial mortgages; including mortgages related to goods (e.g. Business assets other than land and buildings). These temporary changes are outlined below. ...more

  • Family Protection Act claims The Family Protection Act (“the Act”) is utilised by certain classes of family members who have an issue with the extent of their inheritance; either due to being left out entirely or where they perceive the share received is less than what is reasonable and fair because the deceased has breached their moral duty to that person to adequately provide for their maintenance and support. ...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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