Our services - Commercial & Business Law

Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson is committed to providing legal advice for all your business needs.

We aim to create long-term relationships by working with you to find solutions to your legal issues. We take the time to learn about your business and the industry in which you operate. By working with you we are more than an external legal consultantancy often becoming a trusted and integral part of your business team.

Family businesses have their own issues. Decisions are often made at the “kitchen table,” rather than the boardroom. With particular expertise in this field, we assist family businesses of all sizes with their legal requirements.


We offer a broad range of advice and expertise in relation to: Business, business structures, buy/sell agreements, commercial property, commercial disputes, companies and trusts, employment, finance, franchising, insurance law, intellectual property, joint ventures, liquor licensing, partnerships, retail and commercial leasing, superannuation and trusts.

Commercial and business lawyers

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 info@pearcewebster.com.au
• Website www.pearcewebster.com.au

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.