The legal life – meet Victoria Comino

02 October 2020

Victoria Comino is a Special Counsel in our Workplace Relations group, with over 20 years of workplace relations experience across both legal and commercial practice.

Favourite holiday spot?

Greece, it such a spectacular country from top to bottom (not just the islands), and the food is superb. We also have strong family connections there which makes it a very special place for us.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

One fact? Just one? There are so many.

Why did you choose law and your practice area?

I worked in Human Resources (HR) after studying Business. The part of my HR roles that I enjoyed the most involved employment law so eventually I took the plunge and studied a law degree at night. When I started to practice law, I wanted to work in the area that interested me and I wanted to use what I knew about the challenges of HR, when giving legal advice.

Who has been your biggest mentor?

I will regret saying this because he will never let me forget it, but it has to be David McLaughlin. He was my lawyer of choice when I was his client twenty years ago, he then gave me my first job as a lawyer. His jokes are terrible but he does have extensive knowledge, an unflappable approach and is a team player with integrity.

What do you think sets Rigby Cooke Lawyers apart from other firms?

Culture. There are great legal minds in most firms, but I can say from my HR experience that the most valuable lawyer is one that is also personable and can respond quickly and in plain English. Someone who cares about the right answer for your business not just a technical answer and who is backed by a team so you’re never left hanging. That’s what Rigby Cooke has actively fostered and it makes for a great workplace as well as a great support for our clients.

What are you looking forward to?

Seeing my little boys start school, and when they’re a little older, taking them travelling to amazing places like Nepal, Kakadu, and Africa.