Attorney Training & Development

Thomas Consultants is a team of international legal professionals that has been providing support services to the Japanese international business community since 1995.  Our clients include Japanese lawyers and law firms, corporate legal departments and multinational companies.  We support our clients and foreign parties to succeed in their work together.

Quick Facts

The Legal Translation Group celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2023.  During that time, it has provided legal translations to most of Japan's leading law firms, and was selected by the Japanese government to provide the official English translations for the Japan Patent Act and Trademark Act. 

Gerald Thomas, the founder and president of Thomas Consultants, is a Canadian Barrister & Solicitor and has been living in Japan for over 25 years.  He is an expert in the practical resolution of business and family disputes between Japanese and foreign parties.

Quick facts

The Attorney Training & Development Group provides attorney-to-attorney training, using foreign attorneys to train Japanese attorneys in international legal English communication skills, such as legal writing, negotiation strategies and techniques, presentations and chairing meetings and videoconferences. 

We serve our clients from offices in both Kobe and Tokyo:
Head Office:  3-14-5 Fujiwaradai, Nakamachi, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1302
Tokyo Office:  Kamiyacho MT Bldg., 14F.     4-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Gerald Thomas
International Lawyer
Cross-cultural Mediator
Finding practical solutions to
difficult problems
  • International business disputes
  • International separation/divorce and child custody
  • International inheritance and family issues