We measure our own success by our clients’ success.

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.

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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.


From Litigation through to Workplace Relations, Rigby Cooke is the ‘smart’ choice for companies requiring cost effective top tier legal representation. Their consistent ‘can do’ culture and the urgency with which all matters are addressed gives us the confidence to turn to this firm for sound legal advice in all matters be they local or international.

Stephen Jeffery, chief executive officer of Advanced Hair Studio Pty Ltd

Rigby Cooke resolved my dispute efficiently and effectively and obtained a settlement that exceeded my expectations. They kept me fully informed of my legal options while ensuring that the result was commercial.

Desmond Baker, owner and proprietor

The staff are so caring. I was very anxious but was treated with such care and warm I felt at ease, like I had known these people forever.

Natala, Director

From my initial phone call to the settlement of my legal matter, Demian and Seamus from Rigby Cooke were always available to help me with my matter even if it was outside of business hours. Their expertise with all legal requirement pertaining to my case was first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Russell S, Managing Director

We have used Rigby Cooke for all our legal needs. The service is great and when we have had major commercial issues to deal with they are very responsive.

Jody Freestone, general manager of Freestone’s Transport

I would recommend Rigby Cooke to anyone requiring commercial law expertise. The advice and communication were always timely and succinct, whilst the service was always delivered professionally, yet in a friendly manner.

Giulian Di Maggio, director of Zoneform