Rigby Cooke Lawyers is a full service law firm providing commercial expertise and industry knowledge to private and public sector clients across Australia.

With origins that can be traced back to the 1840s, we have earned our reputation of achieving success for – and with – our clients, by remaining adaptive to change. We do this by understanding each of our clients’ businesses and industry, and by staying at the forefront of changes in technology and legislation.

This is because, above all else, we remain true to our mission, Our people: Your success.

Our lawyers are technically excellent in their areas of expertise; but more importantly for our clients, they are genuinely concerned with the application of the law in the ‘real world’ to get results. We are outcome-focused and commercially-minded – helping you achieve your goals in the most effective and efficient manner is our key objective.

Our clients range from some of the largest and best known Australian and overseas companies to mid-market, privately owned or publicly listed companies, government entities and private clients with a mix of commercial and family assets and investments.

We can work with you by providing full-service ongoing support for all your commercial and private needs or by offering specialty expertise when required.

A key part of our way of operating is to get to know you and your business. We visit your sites; we work with your people. We like to work with clients on an on-going basis so we can be involved from the beginning of a project, providing the external perspective that can make a difference.

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International alliances

If you are a local client with global interests, or an international client with Australian interests, we can provide you with access to international legal support through our Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) alliance. Through LAW, we have access to more than 4000 lawyers globally through a network of independent law firms in nearly 50 countries.

Community Giving program

Our mission

We believe that Rigby Cooke has a vital role to play in leading the business community to reduce social injustices within our community.

We harness the passion and capabilities of our people to empower positive change in our community.

Our program

The community causes we support are a direct reflection of the social concerns of our staff and the culture of our firm, established through staff surveys and an oversight Committee
comprising of staff. We contribute to the community in which we live and work by offering the following services:

  • Pro-bono legal matters (through Victoria’s key coordination agency for pro-bono services, Justice Connect):

    We assist Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisations, charities and individuals with legal matters including but not limited to leasing, disputes, tax setup of charities and NFPs, commercial contracts, intellectual property and workplace issues. Rigby Cooke believes in contributing to the community in which we live and work.
  • Volunteering: 

    In addition to volunteering our legal expertise, we appreciate there are staff who would like to contribute skills other than legal, and charities that require volunteering of other skills in
    order to provide important services within our community. An important cultural aspect of our firm is that our staff are passionate about lending their time and skills to community causes.
  • Donating and fundraising:

    We are passionate about engaging friends, family and our corporate community in our Community Giving program. As such, we regularly assist charities through financial and material fundraising and donations.

If you are a charity or NFP and would like to enquire about our pro-bono, volunteering or fundraising assistance, please contact lawyers@rigbycooke.com.au.

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