COOKLEGAL is the first private expert Domestic Violence Law Firm in Australia. Kara Cook is the Director and Principal Lawyer.

Based in Brisbane but also providing a state-wide service, we offer advice, representation and advocacy for all Domestic Violence and Family Law matters.

Domestic Violence has reached epidemic proportions in Australia and the number of Applications for Domestic Violence Orders filed each year is steadily increasing. We understand that the Court process is daunting and that you need expert advice and assistance. We are here to help with a range of fixed price services.

We act for both people seeking protection (Aggrieved) through obtaining a Domestic Violence Order and those who have been accused of committing Domestic Violence (Respondent) in Domestic Violence proceedings. We engage Barristers to undertake our Court advocacy work as part of our fixed price structure.

If you need the protection of a Domestic Violence Order or have been served with a Domestic Violence Application and need representation, contact us today. 

We are committed to you and achieving the best outcome

We also provide Family Law services as we recognise that the cost of retaining a lawyer to assist with resolving property, children and divorce related matters is prohibitive to many individuals. We represent clients in the Family Law Courts located in Brisbane and Australia wide.

Our services details the types of Family Law services that we provide however, if you are unsure as to whether or not we can assist you simply contact us.

We are different to a regular for profit firm. We are committed to giving back to the community and in particular to services who assist women and children who have been subjected to Domestic Violence.

Each financial year our firm contributes a percentage of profits back to a nominated charity and also undertake voluntary work.

Our current charity for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial years is Pets in Crisis which is a foster care program for the pets of those escaping domestic violence (​).

In the 2015/2016 financial year our charity was the Women's Legal Service a community legal centre located in Brisbane but providing state-wide assistance in family law and domestic violence matters (

Through your engagement of our firm you know that you are obtaining expert advice and assistance as well as giving back to those who do not have the same opportunity to engage private representation and who need extra assistance for themselves and their children to escape Domestic Violence.

We offer appointments via Skype, telephone or in person depending on your requirements both during and outside regular office hours.

Contact us today to discuss your needs.

P    07 3399 4534


Cook Legal Pty Ltd ACN  609 148 790 is an incorporated law practice under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld).  
Individual liability limited under a scheme approved by professional standards legislation.



Experts in Domestic Violence and Family Law