Alana ThomasDirector

areas of expertise
  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Representation
education
  • BL, Law, Auckland University

Alana is of Ngāti Rehia and Ngāti Kuri descent. Since she graduated from the University of Auckland in 2007 she has been involved in a wide range of practice areas including Criminal Law, Family Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation.

She has predominantly been involved in Māori Legal Issues representing clients in the Māori Land Court and Appellate Court as well as representing a number of iwi, hapū, whānau claimants in the Waitangi Tribunal historical and urgency inquiry processes. She is also Co-ordinating Counsel in a number of these inquiries.

Outside of work, Alana is a keen sportsperson, wife and mother who has competed regularly at regional and national Kapa Haka competitions for Hātea.

Alana is a member of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (The Māori Law Society) and past president of Te Rākau Ture (Māori Law Students Association). Prior to practising law, Alana worked as a Deputy Registrar at the Māori Land Court in Whangarei. Alana is fluent in Te Reo Māori and is a strong advocate for the use and promotion of Te Reo Māori within the law.

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Since Alana graduated from the University of Auckland in 2007, she has been involved in a wide range of practice areas including Criminal Law, Family Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation.

She has predominantly been involved in Māori Legal Issues representing clients in the Māori Land Court and Appellate Court as well as representing a number of iwi, hapū, whānau claimants in the Waitangi Tribunal historical and urgency inquiry processes. She is also Co-ordinating Counsel in a number of these inquiries.

Alana is a member of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (The Māori Law Society), past president of Te Rākau Ture (Māori Law Students Association) and is currently assisting in the establishment of a Wahine Maori in the Law. Prior to practising law, Alana worked as a Deputy Registrar at the Māori Land Court in Whangarei. Alana is fluent in Te Reo Māori and is a strong advocate for the use and promotion of Te Reo Māori within the law.

Outside of work, Alana is a keen sportsperson, wife and mother who has competed regularly at regional and national Kapa Haka competitions for Hātea.