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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


Many home owners in Victoria are losing life savings due to dodgy builders walking off the job – mid construction.

Our Partner Alex Martin was recently featured in an Article by ABC news, and provides his comments on how governments should be doing better.

Legal loopholes need to be closed, says property law expert

Taurus Legal Management property lawyer Alexander Martin said the trend showed there had been a lot more litigation between home owners and their builders in tribunals around the country.

He said changes need to be made.

“On the insurance front, there are definitely some loopholes that could be closed and the maximum amount that is paid out to home owners needs to increase,” he said.

“The $300,000 limit in Victoria, and similar limits in other states, is sometimes not enough to pay for the financial loss consumers suffer.”

A man in a suit

Alex Martin says there need to increases in funding and compensation for home owners.(Supplied)

He has also called on governments to better fund the tribunals that deal with building disputes to speed up processes for home owners.

“If a builder just abandons a site and stops working, typically they are not covered by insurance and the home owner needs to pursue someone through the courts, which is a difficult and onerous position to be in and I don’t think that’s very fair ,” he said.

“One of the biggest problems in the industry is the delay.

“Sometimes it takes 12-18 months for proceedings to be heard in tribunals around the country, all while you are paying interest on your loan or your land is sitting there open to the elements. You really need an outcome much quicker.”

Click here to read the full article by ABC political reporter Bridget Rollason.

Posted by Taurus Legal Management