Peter Weller – Partner


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Personal Assistant: Rebecca Hutchinson


Peter is an experienced litigator who has practised for over thirty years in the areas of business law, property law, wills and estates.

Peter assists clients with estate-related disputes. Often these include issues over the validity of wills or family provision claims. He combines a robust advocacy with an appreciation for the preservation of relationships, where possible.

Peter assists his corporate clients with property and business related disputes. He is vigorous in the prosecution of these claims in the context of commercial practicalities which usually underpin these matters.

Peter conducts litigation in all state jurisdictions and the Federal Court of Australia.

Peter was a Partner with Gavan Duffy & King, prior to their merger with Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson in 1998.


  • Wills and estate disputes – including family provision claims
  • Commercial and business-related disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct claims and fair trading disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Building disputes
  • Mediation

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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.