Eilish Cooke – Lawyer


Areas of Practice

  • Family law

Personal Assistant: Rosina Calleja


Family law is an area that requires sensitivity, strength and expertise. Eilish has almost four decades of professional experience, predominantly conducted in the field of family law.

Eilish conducts the full range of work on behalf of her family law clients. This can include the drafting of pre-nuptial agreements, the negotiation of out of court settlements through to appearance at court in matters that go to trial.

Prior to her appointment at Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson, Eilish practised for a number of years as a barrister at the Family Law Bar. Her experience also includes many years acting in Tribunal matters. This breadth of experience is an invaluable resource to her client base.

Eilish understands that many clients come to her at a time of personal stress. She appreciates the need to quickly gain their trust and to support them through the legal process. This enables them to get on with their lives as quickly and confidently as possible.


All areas of family law including:

  • Marriage, de facto and same sex relationships
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Division of property
  • Parenting and children’s issues
  • Intervention orders
  • Pre nuptial agreements

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The Partners of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson and Pearce Webster Dugdales are delighted to announce that the two firms have merged effective as and from Monday 3 April 2017.

The merged firm will operate under the business name Pearce Webster Dugdales (incorporating the Practice of Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson) and will primarily operate from premises situated at Level 4, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne.
The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The main contact details for the Melbourne office of Pearce Webster Dugdales are as follows:-

• Telephone 03 9614 5122
• Facsimile 03 9614 29654
• Email info@pearcewebster.com.au
• Website www.pearcewebster.com.au

In addition we offer services at our Branch Office at Riddells Creek:

Telephone: 03 5428 6507
Address: Yeaman House, 5A Station Street, Riddells Creek. 3431
Postal: PO Box 110, Riddells Creek. Victoria. 3431
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9.00 am -5.00 pm and weekends by appointment.

Please note that all calls, mail and emails sent to Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson will automatically be diverted and or redirected to Pearce Webster Dugdales.

Pearce Webster Dugdales and Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson are both firms of long standing with Peace Webster Dugdales having been established in 1899.

The two firms share similar cultures and values and Pearce Webster Dugdales seeks to continue to provide you with quality legal advice and to service your legal needs as and when they arise from time to time.

Pearce Webster Dugdales’s is committed to proffering Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson clients, (past and present) whether individuals, families or businesses, the same level of legal assistance and support as was formerly the case.