Ben Thomson

Ben Thomson

Senior Associate

Email: ben@pjlaw.co.nz

Phone: 09 3941475

Sector/Expertise

 Property, Commercial, Leasing, Subdivisions, Unit Titles, Cross Leases, Property Disputes

Profile

Ben specialises in property and commercial law. He has acted for vendors and purchasers in a variety of complicated, high-value commercial property transactions and frequently undertakes commercial leasing work for both landlord and tenant clients.

He has considerable development/subdivision experience and undertakes all aspects of fee simple, unit title, leasehold and cross lease subdivisions including complex e-dealing registrations.  

Ben frequently acts on the sale or acquisition of businesses, with particular expertise in the hospitality sector. 

Ben is experienced in both cross lease and unit title matters. He has advised bodies corporate, owners and building managers in relation to body corporate operational rules, building management agreements, governance repairs and maintenance, boundary changes, redevelopments, ownership and utility interest reassessments, disputes and general compliance with the Unit Titles Act 2010.

Ben acts in all areas of commercial leasing.

He is frequently instructed in relation to property disputes and undertakes arbitrations and hearings in the tenancy tribunal for his clients as well as supporting counsel in litigation in the higher courts. 

Ben is admitted to practice law in New Zealand, England & Wales.

Highlights and Experience

Ben is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, and the NZLS Property Law Section