• Commercial Law

    Commercial Law

    We are business people as much as we are lawyers. We will take care of the legal documents so you can confidently run your business.
    As your business grows, its risk profile and governance challenges will change. We partner with our clients over the long term to ensure they are in the driver’s seat for success.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Dispute Resolution

    We are in your corner when the going gets tough. Having resolved over 6,500 disputes for business owners have seen it all before.

    Whether you need a skilled negotiator or a fearless litigator, we specialise in delivering commercial results when:

    Customers refuse to pay;
    Suppliers let you down; and
    Business Partners do the wrong thing.

  • Employment & Safety

    Employment & Safety

    The biggest challenge for any business owner, is managing their employees.

    A difficult employee can make you question why you got into business in the first place and be toxic to your team morale.

    We deliver proactive solutions to manage your team via employment contracts, policies and procedures as well as handling employment disputes when they arise.

  • Property & Construction

    Property & Construction

    Property is the key most wealth in Australia.  Whether you are buying, selling, leasing or developing property, you need a lawyer you can count on.

    We can advise on the whole property development process from obtaining finance to development approvals, construction and sale or leasing.

    We also act for the Master Builders Victoria and have extensive expertise in construction contracts and disputes.

  • Family Law

    Family Law

    At Taurus Legal Management we understand the unique challenges clients encounter during family disputes, especially when children are involved. Our family lawyers specialise in handling high-asset cases with a focus on protecting clients wealth, securing their family’s future, and safeguarding the best interests of their children.


Bought something online that didn’t quite live up to your expectation?

Have you bought goods from an online auction platform such as Graysonline, Gumtree or eBay which turned out to be defective on delivery?  You may be entitled to a full refund.

Despite some online auction platforms claiming that an ‘as is’ sale is exempt from statutory warranties, you are likely to still be protected under various provisions of the Australian Consumer Law.  For example, some of the standard statutory protections which an auction house is usually exempt from include:

  • that goods must be fit for their intended purpose
  • of merchantable quality; and
  • must match their description.

However, other protections such as a consumer’s protection from misleading and deceptive conduct will still apply.

Traditionally auction houses are protected from liability under certain statutory warranties that apply to other transactions of goods to consumers.  However, those exemptions do not apply if you have bought something at a fixed or ‘buy it now’ price.

We have previously successfully negotiated full refunds for a number of clients who have bought cars from Graysonline which did not match what was advertised and, on inspection, were found to be defective.

If you think you have been misled or deceived into purchasing defective goods from an online auction house, get in contact with our experienced commercial lawyers at Taurus Legal Management on (03) 9481 2000 by email at info@tauruslawyers.com.au.


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