1 London Street, Hamilton

07 838 2079

Thomas Gibbons

Thomas specialises in property and commercial law and is joint Managing Director of McCaw Lewis Limited.

Thomas twice won the Property Council’s “Property Industry Associate of the Year”.  He has lectured on property, company, and securities law at the University of Waikato, AUT University and Wintec.

Thomas focuses on complex and urgent transactions and projects.  He provides customised and tailored advice, drawing on a combination of strong technical knowledge, commercial judgment and a commitment to top level service.

Thomas joined the firm in 2004, was appointed a partner in 2008 and has been a Director of McCaw Lewis Limited since 2011.


  • Author Unit Titles Law and Practice (LexisNexis, 2011 and 2015 (2nd ed))
  • Co-author Land Law (Laws of NZ, 2014)
  • Co-author Principles of Real Property Law (LexisNexis, 2014)
  • Co-author Easements, Covenants and Profits (Laws of NZ, 2009)
  • Co-author Company Law: Challenges for SMEs (NZLS, 2010)
  • Co-author Financial Markets Conduct Regulation: A Practitioner's Guide (LexisNexis, 2014)


  • LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws with Honours
  • LLM, Master of Laws
  • BSocSc, Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • PGCertPlan, Postgraduate Certificate in Planning

Bar admission

  • 2003

Contact details

07 958 7465

thomas.gibbons (at) mccawlewis.co.nz
Download vCard

Practice areas


  • President, Property Council NZ (Waikato Branch)
  • Director, New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
  • Chair, Vibrant Hamilton Trust
  • Member, NZ Law Society Property Transactions Committee
  • Member, Institute of Directors (MInstD)
  • National Council, Property Council NZ