We measure our own success by our clients’ success. 

Our team of litigators work tirelessly to ensure their skills, experience and strategic thinking align with each client’s desired outcome in any matter. The focus is then achieving that outcome quickly and efficiently.

We assist our clients to avoid disputes wherever possible, but understand that sometimes disputes are unavoidable. When a dispute does arise, we give frank and fearless advice. That advice is never given in a vacuum and we fully appreciate it must be commercially sound for it to be of value to our clients. We then work with our clients strategically and efficiently to give effect to that advice. 

By its nature, litigation is a process fraught with variables and uncertainty. The challenge that our experienced litigators rise to every day, is to minimise that uncertainty and steer a clear path for our clients towards achieving their success. This is something we are passionate about.

The breadth of experience and depth of industry knowledge across our litigation team means we are able to act and add value across a wide range of industries ensuring delivery of excellent, on point and reliable advice.


We have forged a reputation for being hard-hitting, commercial litigators and our lawyers are highly experienced in all forms of litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, we are actively involved in developing strategies to conduct and manage court proceedings to achieve the best possible results every time.

We have a proven ability to match the best approach and technique with our clients’ goals and objectives and we are proactive in offering cost effective legal solutions.

In addition, our lawyers ensure they always are contactable and keep you up-to-date with the progress of your matter, so you can be confident you are in good hands every step of the way.

Sometimes litigation is not the answer, and Rigby Cooke will work with you to investigate whether alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation, arbitration or early neutral evaluations could produce a better result for you.

We can help with:

  • competition and consumer law disputes
  • contractual claims and disputes
  • coronial inquiries (also specialist panels)
  • franchising disputes
  • insolvency and reconstruction
  • insurance litigation
  • international trade and customs disputes
  • commercial and retail leasing disputes
  • joint venture and shareholder disputes
  • negligence claims
  • professional negligence claims
  • property and lease disputes
  • public inquiries and Royal Commissions

Alternative dispute resolution

Not all disputes have to be litigated. Where appropriate, Rigby Cooke Lawyers will work to find an alternative approach that will save you the time, stress and cost of going to court. This may include mediation or arbitration.

However, even alternative dispute resolution requires tough, experienced negotiators and we pride ourselves on our ability to achieve the best possible result for you. We consult with you to determine your preferred outcome and develop a strategy, then we pursue that strategy for you, taking the load off your shoulders and delivering the desired outcome.

At all stages, we keep you fully informed about the progress of your matter so you are always in full control and understand what is happening.  

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