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Robert Cole


Property law and Estate Planning are Robert Cole’s key professional interests, which see him working closely with some of South West Victoria’s most successful and prosperous businesses and their families.

Central to his passion for his work is always the people; achieving family harmony in Estate Planning is his ultimate goal.

Robert maintains a feel for the community pulse via a mix of personal sporting interests (sailing, cycling and football) and positions on local committees and boards.

This includes seven years as Warrnambool Primary School’s Council President and three years on the board of Lyndoch Living. Both roles were inspired by Robert’s own family involvement: “as a country lawyer I consider it essential to be immersed in and contributing to the community”.

Click below to read more about Robert’s expertise and experience

Changing of the Guard at Maddens Lawyers – After 17 years as Managing Partner of Warrnambool’s largest law firm, Maddens Lawyers’ Robert Cole is passing the baton to Fiona Giblin

(South West Biz, Published March 2015 edition)

Planning for the Future – When planning for the future, don’t put your head in the sand, writes Robert Cole

(The Warrnambool Standard, Published 24 July 2014.) 

Maddens at home in modern new offices – Decades of legal history shifted when Maddens Lawyers bid farewell to its home of 45 years 

(The Warrnambool Standard, Published 23 March 2013.)

Speedway driver Phil Johnson fights to regain reputation and title – Warrnambool speedway driver Phil Johnson wins a legal fight to clear his name. 

(The Warrnambool Standard, Published 23 April 2013.)