Lesley Thomson Senior Associate

Lesley is a highly experienced commercial property and real estate lawyer who has an extensive breadth of knowledge and skills in the residential and commercial property, subdivision, due diligence, and leasing areas as well as having significant experience in project developments from inception to completion and off the plans sales and purchases, acting for both developers and purchasers.

Lesley joined Simpson Western in October 2023 as a senior associate in our commercial property team having previously spent six years as Head of Projects at TBB and has also spent five years in the property team at Russell McVeagh. As well as bringing extensive knowledge in both residential and commercial property and developments, Lesley enjoys working closely with clients offering pragmatic advice across all transactions. 

Lesley has returned to working on the North Shore where she lives and enjoys the environment and lifestyle that the North Shore provides, in particular the beautiful beaches, cycling and local walks.  


Lesley's areas of expertise

  • Commercial property acquisitions and divestments
  • Subdivisions
  • Large scale projects/developments
  • Off the plan sales and purchases
  • Unit Titles
  • Due diligence
  • Commercial leasing
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Financing and refinancing



LLB, University of Auckland 2009


Professional Memberships

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society (and a current sub-committee member)
  • The Law Association (formerly the Auckland District Law Society)
  • Property Council of New Zealand
  • Auckland Woman Lawyers Association