• 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.


The new financial year marked the commencement of some legislative changes that may have the following impact:

  1. The national minimum wage was increased by 3.3%, bringing the minimum hourly rate to $18.29 and the weekly net pay for full time employees to $694.90;

  2. The Fair Work Commission’s high income threshold increased from $138,900 to $142,000. This means that employees who earn above $142,000 per annum are unable to make a claim against an employer for unfair dismissal;

  3. The amount of compensation the Fair Work Commission can award for unfair dismissal has increased from $69,540 to $71,000;

  4. The first penalty rate cuts were implemented, with workers in the fast food, retail, pharmacy and hospitality sectors seeing a drop of 5% in their Sunday rates. The future cuts to Sunday penalty rates will occur progressively over the next three to four years;

  5. The May budget saw the government announce that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be facing stricter rules on capital gains tax. Although not yet implemented, the change is projected for the new financial year with a proposal to amend concessions so that they can only be claimed on assets used exclusively within the business;

  6. There are new changes to superannuation regarding retirement plans and how many individuals are entitled to make a tax claim or superannuation contributions if they are self-employed.


Business lawyers can ensure your business is in-line with new laws

Ensure that you approach a team of business lawyers in Melbourne so that you don’t end up on the wrong side of the law! Often new legislation is implemented without notice and can be detrimental for businesses who get caught.

Posted by Taurus Legal Management