Our services - Property Law

The warning “buyer beware” is never more appropriate than when you are considering property purchase.

Vendors need to be equally cautious that they obtain quality legal advice leading up to and at the time of property sale.

Our lawyers work with our clients on all aspects of property law and conveyancing issues. Regardless of whether you are negotiating the sale or purchase of residential, commercial or development land or property we are able to assist you. We offer timely, cost effective, accurate and practical legal advice on any property transaction.


We can advise on: Adverse possession, building contracts, commercial and retail leases, compulsory acquisition of land, contracts of sale, conveyancing, conversion of old law land to registered title, easements, gifts of dutiable property, loan agreements, lost titles, mortgages, option agreements, owners’ corporations, property development, restrictive covenants, sales by tender, subdivisions, transfer duty and land tax, transfers of land and variations of mortgages.

Property 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.