Our founding families laid down solid foundations on which the fine reputation of Pearce Webster Dugdales still stand today.  We are a firm based on strong family values with a deep appreciation of the importance of establishing, building & maintaining strong partnerships with our clients.


John Toohey


Areas of Practice

Wills, probate and the administration of estates and trusts
Accredited Specialist Wills & Estates – Law Institute of Victoria

Personal Assistant: Leigh O’Connor


John Toohey is an experienced lawyer with a particular expertise in assisting private clients with issues relating to wills, probate and the administration of estates and trusts.
John has a personal approach to the practice of law. He is a supportive, compassionate and professional advocate for his clients, offering practical solutions to personal issues. John values the creation of long-term professional relationships. For over 25 years, he has advised individuals and generations of families on their private client needs.
John was a Partner with Gavan Duffy & King, prior to the merger with Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson in 1998. He continued as a Partner until 2001.


Estates and Trusts
VCAT – Guardian and Administration orders/applications