Philip Jones – Consultant


Areas of Practice

  • Wills, probate & the administration of estates and trusts
  • Property law


Philip Jones joined Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson as a Consultant in April 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Philip practiced for 40 years under the firm name, Philip Jones & Co, in South Melbourne.

Over this time Philip has assisted clients with a broad range of legal requirements. Philip has practised principally in the area of property law, commercial law, wills and estates and the administration of trusts.

Philip enjoys working with his clients, handling the complexities of their legal needs and has developed many close professional relationships acting for families often across generations.


  • Conveyancing – commercial and residential
  • Property syndication
  • Commercial and business law – including acquisition and disposal of businesses
  • Leasing
  • Retail tenancy matters
  • Wills, estates and the administration of trusts.

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The Partners of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson and Pearce Webster Dugdales are delighted to announce that the two firms have merged effective as and from Monday 3 April 2017.

The merged firm will operate under the business name Pearce Webster Dugdales (incorporating the Practice of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson) and will primarily operate from premises situated at Level 4, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne.
The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The main contact details for the Melbourne office of Pearce Webster Dugdales are as follows:-

• Telephone 03 9614 5122
• Facsimile 03 9614 29654
• Email
• Website

In addition we offer services at our Branch Office at Riddells Creek:

Telephone: 03 5428 6507
Address: Yeaman House, 5A Station Street, Riddells Creek. 3431
Postal: PO Box 110, Riddells Creek. Victoria. 3431
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9.00 am -5.00 pm and weekends by appointment.

Please note that all calls, mail and emails sent to Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson will automatically be diverted and or redirected to Pearce Webster Dugdales.

Pearce Webster Dugdales and Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson are both firms of long standing with Peace Webster Dugdales having been established in 1899.

The two firms share similar cultures and values and Pearce Webster Dugdales seeks to continue to provide you with quality legal advice and to service your legal needs as and when they arise from time to time.

Pearce Webster Dugdales’s is committed to proffering Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson clients, (past and present) whether individuals, families or businesses, the same level of legal assistance and support as was formerly the case.