Our services - Not for Profit Law

Our assistance in the not for profit area is wide-reaching and has been a sustained area of practice of our firm.

For many decades, Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson has assisted organisations in the not for profit sector. This assistance has been provided to a range of organisations including religious institutions, charitable organisations, aged care facilities, educational institutions, disability and community groups, as well as scientific and research organisations.

Our work in the not for profit area is wide-reaching and has been a committed and sustained area of practice of our firm. In many cases, the not for profit sector share similar legal issues to businesses within the corporate sector. However, we appreciate and are familiar with the unique cultural environment in which they work.


Our services include: Creation and variation of corporate, trust and fund structures, constitutions, charities, duty and taxation aspects, civil and commercial litigation, contract disputes, estates and wills, family provision and property issues.

Not for profit 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.