• 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.


Stop Spamming Customers or Face a Fine of $310,000

Online shopping giant, Kogan, has been fined $310,000 for repeated breaches of anti-spam laws. Their conduct relates to over 42 million marketing emails sent to its customers and those who had opted-in to the marketing service. However, an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority found that the recipients were not able to easily unsubscribe.

Kogan’s marketing emails required its recipients to create an account and password for its website before they were able to unsubscribe to their emails. The argument made by Kogan was that this was a security measure required to ensure that only users of an account were authorised to make changes.

The Spam Act 2003 (Cth) provides businesses’ with a set of rules that they must follow for their email marketing. Section 18 of the Act requires there to be a message in the email allowing the recipient to unsubscribe and that this message must be clear and conspicuous. A single breach of this provision gives rise to a fine of $1,652.20.

The large sum of Kogan’s fine is attributable to the significant number of contraventions and the convoluted process it had in place for allowing recipients to unsubscribe from its email marketing.

For businesses, this means that you should check your own email marketing to ensure that:

  1. There is an unsubscribe link or button in the email;
  2. That the link is clear and easy for your recipients to find;
  3. You test the link frequently to make sure that it works;
  4. That once the link is clicked, there are minimal steps to unsubscribe. The more steps – the more likely it is to breach the law.

If you have concerns about your unsubscribing link, our experienced team at Taurus Legal Management can assist you. Please contact us on (03) 9481 2000 or info@tauruslawyers.com.au for more information.

Posted by Taurus Legal Management