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Congratulations Rachael Grabovic – winner of the STEP Australia Excellence Award, 2024

10 May 2024

We are delighted to share the news that Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Rachael Grabovic TEP, Partner and Notary Public in our Wills, Trusts & Estates group, was successful in winning the STEP Australia Excellence Award for 2024.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Bill Karvela recommended for property law in the 2024 Doyle’s Guide

02 May 2024

We are delighted to share the news that Bill Karvela, Managing Partner, and our Property practice have been recognised for their expertise within the areas of transactional property and real estate matters in the Doyle’s Property Guides for Victoria.

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Congratulations Rachael Grabovic – finalist in the STEP Australia Excellence Awards 2024

22 April 2024

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to share the news that Rachael Grabovic, Partner in our Wills, Trusts & Estates group, is a finalist in the Excellence Award category for the STEP Australia Excellence Awards 2024, which was announced earlier today.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers assists DSV Air & Sea in long-term lease at Port of Brisbane

19 April 2024

Rigby Cooke Lawyers assisted DSV Air & Sea on its 10-year lease agreement with Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) for a warehouse and container hardstand on a 4.8ha site on Fisherman Islands, which was announced recently.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ partners named in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™

19 April 2024

We are pleased to announce that five of our esteemed partners have been recognised in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Rhodie Anderson recognised as a ‘preeminent’ lawyer in the Doyle’s Planning & Environment Guide for 2024

12 April 2024

We are delighted to share the news that Rhodie Anderson, Partner – Planning & Environment, and our Planning & Environment practice have again been recognised for their exceptional work in the Doyle’s Planning & Environment Guides for Victoria.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Sam Eichenbaum and Workplace Relations practice recognised in the 2024 Doyle’s Employment Guides

01 March 2024

We are delighted to share the news that Sam Eichenbaum, Senior Consultant and Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations, and our Workplace Relations practice have been recognised for a 10th consecutive year in the 2024 Doyle’s Employment Guides for Victoria.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers successfully acts for Central Pier Pty Ltd in its legal dispute with Development Victoria

09 February 2024

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Rigby Cooke Lawyers successfully acted for Central Pier Pty Ltd and its subtenant Atlantic Group in its Federal Court claim against Development Victoria. The case, which was led by Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Demian Walton (Partner) and supported by Sascha Kenny (Associate), was settled on Monday for a confidential sum.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to welcome our talented law graduates for 2024, Jenna Bayindir and Arielle Vlahiotis.

07 February 2024

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Jenna and Arielle as part of our 2024 Law Graduate Program.

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Congratulations Julia Cameron and Lindy Muto – winners in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023

28 November 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Julia Cameron, Partner – Corporate & Commercial, and Lindy Muto, Head of Legal Operations, were successful in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023 held last Thursday at the Palladium at Crown, Melbourne.

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Congratulations Julia Cameron and Lindy Muto – finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023

04 October 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Julia Cameron, Partner in our Corporate & Commercial group, and Lindy Muto, Head of Legal Operations, have been named as finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023.

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Congratulations Lindy Muto – winner of the 2023 ALPMA Award for Manager of the Year – Excellence in Technology & Innovation

15 September 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Lindy Muto, Head of Legal Operations, won the award for Manager of the Year – Excellence in Technology & Innovation at the 2023 ALPMA Awards held last week at the Melbourne Town Hall.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Rachael Grabovic, Christian Teese, Marcus Schivo and Wills, Trusts & Estates practice recognised in the 2023 Doyle’s Wills & Estates Guides

06 September 2023

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that Rachael Grabovic — Partner & Notary Public, Christian Teese — Special Counsel, Marcus Schivo — Associate, and our Wills, Trusts & Estates practice have been recognised in the Doyle’s Wills & Estates Guides for 2023.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers welcomes Kamila Kalinowski, Lawyer in our Construction & Projects group

22 August 2023

We are delighted to share the news that our Construction & Projects group recently expanded with the appointment of Kamila Kalinowski, Lawyer.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers welcomes Ross Archibald, Associate, to our Corporate & Commercial group

25 July 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Ross Archibald recently joined our Corporate & Commercial group as Associate.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers promotes Tom Hoerner to Special Counsel, and James Anglicas and Biljana Stankovski to Associate, effective 1 July 2023

07 July 2023

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the promotions of Tom Hoerner (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) to Special Counsel, and James Anglicas (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) and Biljana Stankovski (Property) to Associate, effective 1 July 2023.

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Six partners from Rigby Cooke Lawyers named in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™

21 April 2023

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that six of our esteemed partners across six practice areas have been recognised in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Rhodie Anderson and Planning & Environment practice recognised in the Doyle’s Planning & Environment Guide for 2023

12 April 2023

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that Rhodie Anderson, Partner, and our Planning & Environment practice have been recognised for their exceptional work in the Doyle’s Planning & Environment Guides for Victoria, 2023.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Sam Eichenbaum and Workplace Relations practice recognised in the Doyle’s Employment Guide 2023

24 February 2023

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that Sam Eichenbaum, Senior Consultant, and our Workplace Relations practice have again been recognised in the Doyle’s Employment Guides for Victoria, 2023.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers advises hotel investor in acquisition of the Lyall Hotel and Spa

15 December 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Corporate & Commercial group advised hotel investor and developer, Mazen Tabet and the Tabet Group, in the successful acquisition of the Lyall Hotel and Spa in South Yarra.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers renews its support of AMTIL and its members as Corporate Partner

10 November 2022

We are delighted to announce that Rigby Cooke Lawyers has renewed its support of the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) as its exclusive legal services Corporate Partner for a further two years.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Rachael Grabovic, Christian Teese and Wills, Trusts & Estates team recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2022

15 September 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that Partner Rachael Grabovic, Special Counsel Christian Teese and our Wills, Trusts & Estates team have again been recognised in the Doyle’s Wills & Estates Guides for 2022.

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Angela Foudoulis and Séamus Ryan promoted to Special Counsel, effective 1 July 2022

30 June 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the promotions of Angela Foudoulis and Séamus Ryan to Special Counsel, effective 1 July 2022.

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Victorian Transport Association appoints Rigby Cooke Lawyers to provide WR/IR advisory service

03 June 2022

We are delighted to share the news that our Workplace Relations team has recently been appointed by the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) to provide a workplace and industrial relations advisory service to members of the VTA and the Australian Road Transport Industrial Association (ARTIO).

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Best Lawyers 2023

Best Lawyer recognition for Rigby Cooke Partners

21 April 2022

Rigby Cooke is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, two of our Partners, Andrew Hudson and David McLaughlin, have been included in their respective areas in the Best Lawyers in Australia rankings for 2023.

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Doyles

Rigby Cooke Lawyers Planning & Environment team receive Doyles Guide recognition

11 March 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Planning & Environment team have again been recognised for their exceptional work in the Victorian planning space.

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Doyles Guide recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Workplace Relations team

03 March 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that our Workplace Relations team has again been recognised for their outstanding work in Employment Law in Victoria.

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Andrew Hudson, Whos Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal recognition for Andrew Hudson

25 February 2022

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Partner Andrew Hudson has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) for the second consecutive year as a “Recommended Lawyer” in their Global Trade & Customs list 2021.

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Doyles

Doyles Guide recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Wills, Trusts & Estates team

14 September 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that our Wills, Trusts and Estates team have again been recognised for their exceptional work in Victoria.

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Best Lawyers

Rigby Cooke partners again receive Best Lawyers recognition

15 April 2021

Rigby Cooke is pleased to announce that two of our partners, Andrew Hudson and David McLaughlin, have again been included in the Best Lawyers in Australia rankings for 2022. Best Lawyers is a highly regarded, peer reviewed publication with over 30 years of history.

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Planning & Environment; Doyles Guide

Doyles Guide recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers Planning & Environment team

12 April 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Planning & Environment team have again been recognised for their exceptional work in the Victorian planning space.

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Rigby Cooke expands its Litigation & Dispute Resolution team

06 April 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hoerner as a Senior Associate in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Workplace Relations expertise recognised

03 March 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that our Workplace Relations team has again been recognised for their outstanding work in Employment Law in Victoria.

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Andrew Hudson, Whos Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal recognition for Rigby Cooke Lawyers

01 March 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Partner, Andrew Hudson has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a “Recommended Lawyer” in their Global Trade & Customs list 2020.

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Rigby Cooke expands its Construction & Projects team

10 February 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller as a Special Counsel in our Construction & Projects team led by Greg Bush.

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Rigby Cooke strengthens its Litigation & Dispute Resolution team

14 September 2020

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Christos Bouras as Senior Associate in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.

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Doyle’s Guide success for Rigby Cooke Lawyers

06 August 2020

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is pleased to announce that our Wills, Trusts and Estates team continues to be recognised for their exceptional work in Victoria.

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Rigby Cooke strengthens its Wills, Trusts & Estates team

22 June 2020

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Christian Teese as Special Counsel in our Wills, Trusts & Estates team.

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Best Lawyers, Andrew Hudson, David McLoughlin

Best Lawyers success again for Rigby Cooke Partners

17 April 2020

Rigby Cooke is pleased to announce that two of our Partners, Andrew Hudson and David McLaughlin have been included in the Best Lawyers in Australia rankings for 2021.

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Best Lawyers success for Rigby Cooke Partners

28 March 2019

Rigby Cooke Lawyers Customs and Trade Partner, Andrew Hudson, and Workplace Relations Partner, David McLaughlin, have both been ranked in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers Workplace Relations team proficiency recognised

27 February 2019

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Workplace Relations team continues to be recognised for their outstanding work in the Workplace Health & Safety and Employment space in Victoria.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers announces Senior Associate promotions

28 June 2018

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is proud to acknowledge the exceptional work of our legal staff by announcing three Senior Associate promotions across our Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Planning & Environment and Wills & Estates teams.

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Rigby Cooke strengthens its corporate capabilities

16 January 2018

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has appointed Special Counsel, Daryl Lim to their Corporate & Commercial team, continuing the growth of its transaction capability.

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Lloyd's List

A win for regional Victoria: Increase to First Home Owner Grant on its way

03 March 2017

The Victorian Government announced that it intends to increase the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) from $10,000 to $20,000 for new homes built in regional Victoria and valued up to $750,000.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is on the move

14 March 2014

One of Australia’s oldest law firms, Rigby Cooke Lawyers is on the move.

The full service commercial law firm, which can trace its heritage back to 1848 and has included partners such as former Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Holt, is moving to state of the art offices over 2 floors in Melbourne Central Tower at 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

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