We’ve been trusted advisors to small, medium and large businesses across Australia for over 40 years. Think of us as a member of your team; the one who will ensure you understand and are compliant with all the corporate, regulatory and tax issues that come your way.

All this at a pre-agreed price.


  • Business succession
  • Commercial and trade agreements
  • Commercial dispute resolution and litigation
  • Commercial property
  • Corporate governance and structure, compliance
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy Compliance
  • Sales, mergers and acquisitions of businesses
  • Tax Advice/Controversy
  • Workplace relations


  • Corporate enterprises
  • Major Not-for-Profit organisations
  • Educational institutions
  • Privately owned businesses
  • Aged Care and Community Living providers
  • Accountants and financial planners


Think of us as an extension of your team.

Our expertise covers all aspects of construction law, but we don’t just draft a contract then wait for a dispute. We help clients around the country structure and procure their projects to get greater value and efficiencies and focus on project management to help clients better deliver their projects on time, on budget and without disputes.

We firmly believe that most disputes can be avoided if the project is strategically implemented and the client then focuses on the “middle-ground” of project management and delivery.

We work for principals and major and specialist contractors across the property, not-for-profit, government, utilities, resources and agriculture sectors.

Click here to access our latest construction articles.


  • Project structuring, procurement and delivery
  • Construction, supply, maintenance and service contracts
  • Project and claims management
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Commercial and large scale residential development
  • Workplace relations
  • Aged Care and Community Living
  • Tax


  • Developers
  • Aged Care and Community Living providers
  • Major and specialist contractors
  • Churches
  • Housing organizations
  • Independent schools
  • Tertiary institutions
  • Government


Helping you build, retain and pass on your wealth

Estate planning must be properly addressed and regularly reviewed to preserve and enhance your wealth and to avoid undesirable consequences befalling your beneficiaries.

The way your personal, investment and business wealth is owned and taxed is constantly changing. In this increasingly complex environment, a will is only one part of implementing and achieving your wealth management objectives. We can help you prepare other documents, administer estates and even conduct litigation if you need it.

Because we have Victoria’s most extensive estate planning services and most respected estate planning and structuring teams, you can be confident that our advice is current, reliable and comprehensive.

We are able to assist with:

  • Estate and family succession planning, including:
    • Preparation of Wills with testamentary trusts, life interests, protective trusts and special disability trusts, or standard Wills without trusts;
    • Succession of control of existing trusts;
    • Advice in relation to superannuation binding nominations, pension documents and ownership of life insurance;
    • Preventative estate planning; and
    • Powers of attorneys.
  • Estate administration, including:
    • Grants of probate;
    • Assistance in administering estates
  • Will disputes - challenging or defending a will - click here for more information
  • Self-managed superannuation funds, including:
    • Establishment of funds, or variations to existing funds;
    • Compliance advice; and
    • Instalment warrant contracts.
  • Structuring advice, including:
    • Asset protection advice relating to a relationship breakdown or potential bankruptcy;
    • Tax and stamp duty advice;
    • Special purpose trusts;
    • Restructuring or establishing business and investment entities; and
    • Business Succession and Shareholder Agreements.


  • Estate and family succession planning
  • Estate administration
  • Self-managed superannuation funds
  • Structuring advice

Clients and Referrers

  • Accountants
  • Financial advisors
  • Lawyers
  • Private clients
  • Trustee companies

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Moores Family Law

Seeing a family lawyer is always challenging, it is an emotional time and you need someone to listen and use their experience to help.

Family Law focused on Family

One of our goals really is to help you get on with your life. To do that, we need to do more than just achieve what you say you want, we need to focus on the welfare of the whole family. We endeavour to show respect for everyone in the family, and to encourage, where it is realistic and safe, everyone to maintain ongoing relationships for the sake of the children, parents and grandparents.

What you Need

We are focused on what you need and listen carefully to understand your underlying interests, short and long term. If you need

  • relief and certainty
  • fearless and compassionate realism
  • reality testing so you seek the achievable
  • truly expert advice
  • prompt responses
  • certainty of costs, and importantly
  • protection

we can provide you with those.

What we do

At Moores we focus on reducing pain and de-escalating conflict to help you move on. We act with you rather than just for you. To do this we have some creative processes to make it gentler and quicker,


  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Round table conferences

All of which can help avoid having to go to court.

Unlike many other family lawyers, at Moores we prepare continuing relationship binding financial agreements if you are commencing (pre-nuptial agreements) or continuing in a relationship (cohabitation agreements). We share in that risk with you over the course of your relationship – so you are not on your own.

We give you advice about everything you need to know when you separate. This includes all financial, parenting, family violence, maintenance or child support questions.

We know the answers to a host of family law questions, including about tax and business affairs and how to best protect your children when required. We also know how to run cases in Court. However, we prefer creative negotiated settlements and we know you will prefer that too.

Our Team

Moores have a great team, both inside and outside the firm. Whatever advice you need we provide it and the other experts in our firm complete our family law services. They look after wills, property, business advice, tax and estate planning. We also work with other experts, including psychologists and valuers, if necessary.

At Moores we work closely, respectfully and well with other lawyers so we can help achieve a calmer, faster, better outcome for the whole family.


  • Divorce
  • Parenting and children's issues
  • BFA's and pre-nuptial agreements
  • Collaboration & mediation
  • Family law property disputes
  • Maintenance & child support
  • Property & tax


Taking care of you and your business

The knowledge we gain in looking after your business interests can allow us to be more effective in looking after your personal interests. For over 40 years our property, family law and wills & probate teams have been providing our clients across Australia with expertise and guidance in their personal legal matters.

Our holistic approach to resolving family law disputes will minimise stress. This approach involves us working with you to take account of all considerations, be they personal, financial or emotional.  Importantly, we’ll always examine all alternatives before taking anything to Court.

Whether it is residential or commercial property, we work closely with financiers and other advisors to achieve successful outcomes. With accredited specialists in property law and leasing on our team we have the experience and expertise to deal comprehensively and pragmatically with any issue you’re presented with, no matter how complex.

Our experienced practitioners can assist with will drafting, probate, and estate disputes and can offer practical solutions for all legal needs associated with wills and probate.

We are able to assist with:

  • Family Law
    • Parenting and children's issues
    • Divorce
    • BFA’s and  pre-nuptial agreements
    • Collaboration & mediation
    • Family law property disputes
    • Maintenance & child support
    • Property & tax
  • Property Law
    • Buying & selling real estate
    • Leasing (including SMSF business property leases)
    • Subdivisions & development
    • GST & taxation implications regarding property
    • Aged care & retirement village advice
  • Wills & Probate

For articles relating to topics on Family Law, Estate Planning and Property see our news section by clicking here.


We are one of only a few legal practices with a team dedicated to charities and not-for-profits.

For many years now we’ve been giving strategic advice on governance, structure, tax and compliance for charities, community housing and disability organisations, and educational institutions across the country. We also advise not–for-profits on opportunities and challenges they may be presented with.

Click here to access our latest articles on not-for-profit issues.


Not-for-Profit Assist Legal Membership Service

Membership of Not-for-Profit Assist gives you direct access to the expertise of lawyers who have extensive knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and are committed to providing relevant, targeted and practical advice. Click here to find out more.


  • Establishing a Not for Profit organisation
  • Structuring a Not for Profit organisation
  • Governance
  • Tax concessions
  • Employment
  • Property
  • Commercial transactions
  • Trademarks


  • Aged Care and Community Living providers
  • Charities
  • Churches
  • Disability organizations
  • Employment services
  • Housing organizations
  • Independent schools
  • Overseas organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Social enterprises
  • Tertiary institutions
  • Welfare organizations


The lawyers at Moores have helped organisations ensure the protection and safety of children for over 40 years, and have trained thousands of individuals and Boards across the country.  

We’ve also coached hundreds of organisations and provided them with strategic and legal advice on how to best meet the obligations they have to ensure that child safety is paramount. 

Moores clients include large and small community organisations working in the areas of disability, housing and homelessness, education, religion, social, sport and recreation.

Visit our Child Safety Page to:

  • Meet our Child Safety Team
  • Review our Child Safety Products and Services
  • Connect to our free resources

Child Safety Tookit
Moores, together with our partner, Our Community, have published an important resource to help all organisations to meet their legal responsibilities to prevent child abuse. To find out more and download your free copy click here.