Drawing on the expertise of our multi-disciplinary team, Rigby Cooke Lawyers helps to structure or restructure businesses, investments, personal assets and wealth management.

With strong international networks and expertise, we can provide the most experienced people to advise you on structuring your estate so your wealth will continue to benefit the people you want it to, including any wealth matters beyond Australia’s borders.

At Rigby Cooke, we thrive on challenge, so we can help you find a solution that fits your needs, no matter how complex.

Succession planning

No-one can work forever. Whether you run a small or large business, at some point you will retire or wind down your involvement. Perhaps you have other plans; you enjoy establishing businesses – you watch them grow, then move on and create new businesses.

Succession planning is an important part of any businessperson’s overall strategy. Whether it is finding a suitable person to run the company in your place, or transitioning the family company to a new state, you want to be certain you have the best advice available.

Rigby Cooke’s multidisciplinary team can guide you through succession planning by advising you on all the considerations, including the impacts of different decisions. Whether it is business or individual succession planning you need, we will help you work out the best strategy.

Asset protection and trusts

Our clients typically come to us for assurance that their personal or business wealth is protected, their assets have low risk exposure and are not exposed to undue tax liabilities, and their accumulated wealth will transfer to future generations.

Unfortunately, we often find there is inadequate separation between business and personal assets, leaving an individual’s entire net worth exposed to creditors, bankruptcy or through divorce.

Setting up appropriate entities and structures, including discretionary trusts, is a smart mechanism for ensuring your business or personal wealth stays where you want it to.

Our multi-disciplined wealth team can assist you with all elements of personal and business asset protection strategies, including restructuring businesses to protect critical business assets, estate planning of personal assets, and setting up an appropriate trust structure that keeps your assets where you want them to be.


Do you manage a superannuation fund or are you thinking of setting up a fund?

We can help you with:

  • drafting superannuation fund documentation
  • reviewing and amending existing superannuation deeds so they remain compliant with the current laws
  • death benefit planning
  • preparing binding death benefit nominations


I would highly recommend Rigby Cooke, they met all of my expectations and provided both a timely and cost effective service. I now feel comfortable in the knowledge that my estate planning and all legal documentation has been completed and I no longer need to worry about this.

Pamela Schivo, early support coordinator at Transport Accident Commission

Rachael has been a god send to me in a time of great distress. She is very knowledgeable and I appreciate everything she has done for me. I can’t speak more highly of her.

Raynor Mifsud, aged care