Mary-Jane Thomas


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Mary-Jane is a litigation director who leads the firm’s employment practice. She is also the Crown Solicitor for Invercargill and has been prosecuting serious matters for more than 25 years. She is known for her frank advice and is someone who enjoys the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life.

Mary-Jane is tenacious in her advocacy of her clients’ interests. This sees her regularly pursue matters before the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. But she also knows the value of early resolutions and is a skilled negotiator. Mary-Jane is often called upon to provide advice to both employers and employees in times of great stress. She has been involved in a number of significant cases, including acting for litigation groups in large scale matters.

Away from the office Mary-Jane is an avid harness racing enthusiast, something she inherited from her father Curly.