• 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.


Every business needs a premises. Is it best to purchase that premises or to rent it? Good question. The answer depends on your circumstance and goals.

Advantages of Buying Commercial Property

  • Ownership: the main advantage of buying property is that you own it. You can create the fit-out and design you want to perfectly suit your business.
  • Sub-leasing: if the commercial property is too big, you may sub-lease or grant a licence to another person or company to use part of the property. This is a great way to generate some extra income for your business.
  • Realising Asset: the property is an asset that may be sold or borrowed against to realise funds, if you need it.

Disadvantages of Buying Commercial Property

  • Upfront Cost: the obvious disadvantage is the upfront cost of purchasing the property.  You will also need to tie up your borrowing capacity.
  • Lack of Flexibility: when purchasing your property, it is important to remember that your business will stay in that location for a significant amount of time. This could have a negative impact on your business if the majority of your customers are not located in the immediate vicinity or you quickly outgrow the property or reduce staffing levels, and the property is no longer suitable.
  • Increased Liability: owning your own property is likely to come with costs that are generally not applicable to leases, such as a mortgage and maintenance costs.

Advantages of Leasing Commercial Property

  • More Liquidity: leasing allows your business to quickly adapt and respond to any changes.
  • Greater Flexibility: leasing gives you the flexibility to move locations to be closer to your clients and down-size or up-size with ease. You may also find it easier to find a new commercial property to rent, than one to purchase.
  • Fewer Outgoings: the landlord has to maintain the building and fixtures.

Disadvantages of Leasing Commercial Property

  • Investment: by leasing the property, you miss out on the long-term investment potential.
  • Rent Increases: being a tenant means that you are vulnerable to rent increases each year. You may also find that the landlord will want to negotiate a rent increase when the lease is renewed. On the other hand, when you purchase a property your expenses are more or less set.
  • Leasing Income: leasing the property will prohibit you from acting as a landlord and generating leasing income.


Ultimately the decision to buy or lease will depend on your circumstances and the needs of your business. Whether you chose to buy or lease, we recommend you seek legal and financial advice to ensure that you make the best decision for you and your business.

Posted by Taurus Legal Management