Why Us

  • Different
  • Forward Thinking
  • Problem Solvers
  • Outcome Driven

We give back to and connect with our community because we want to see it thrive. We do this by donating our time to local charities and boards, sponsoring local clubs and committees and collaborating with likeminded businesses and individuals.

We are the only local firm to provide free legal advice at the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre – an outreach service in Echuca for those who cannot afford legal services and who are not eligible for legal aid.

We don’t apologise for looking at things differently. We start each day with a sense of purpose and actually like what we do.

We invest in long term relationships with our clients and we measure the value of our services in the same way you do by offering fixed pricing options.

Our people define us,
Our culture is not just by chance

We enjoy what we do and who we do it with…..
All while going home each day when it’s still light outside


Jim Cosgriff Director

Jim Cosgriff


E: jimc@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Jim is a principal in our commercial and property division and works closely with Cosgriff Lawyers' many property and investment clients in both NSW and Victoria.

When assisting clients on technical and complex negotiations with other parties, Jim brings a problem solving and outcome-driven approach to the table. Jim's dedication to providing a highly personalised level of service and to achieving strong commercial outcomes, has seen him establish trusted and long lasting commercial relationships with many of his clients. With over 22 years in practise as a solicitor Jim has wide- ranging experience in commercial and property law services across commercial, industrial, farming and residential property.

Jim is passionate about our local community and was instrumental in the campaign for the funding for the new Echuca hospital.

Professional associations and community involvement include:

  • A member of the Law Institute of Victoria;
  • Past President of the Greater Murray YMCA;
  • Inaugural chair of the Committee for Echuca Moama;
  • Vice President of Community Living and Respite Services;
  • Long-time junior cricket and football coach;
  • Sydney Swans supporter.
Skye Engwerda Director

Skye Engwerda

E: SkyeE@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Skye is a Director in our commercial and business division and also practices in the areas of employment and estate planning. Skye heads up our business practice group and works closely with Jim Cosgriff across the property and commercial aspects of the practice.

Skye's commitment to developing personalised relationships with and understanding her client's needs ensures strong, practical and outcome driven results. Skye has a particular interest in employment law and works with a number of employers across a range of industries including mining, construction, hospitality and professional services. Recently Skye assisted an employer with the implementation of employment agreements for more than 100+ employees including presenting to employees as to their new workplace conditions and policies. Skye's common sense approach and eye for details makes her advice valued by our clients.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Skye worked in Melbourne in the legal industry for nearly 10 years.

Skye initiated the firm's volunteer pilot project with the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre at which the firm provides an outreach advice service once each month.

Emma Wright Lawyer

Emma Wright

E: EmmaW@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Emma grew up locally and commenced at the firm as a trainee lawyer before practising in the property law department.

Emma has a detailed knowledge of property transactions including subdivision developments, retail leasing and residential mortgages. In 2013 Emma decided on a career change and became Jim Cosgriff's assistant. She now works as an assistant for both Jim and Skye Engwerda and enjoys the diversity involved in both of their practice areas.

Emma's experience as a lawyer together with her strong eye for detail and thorough approach means that she can provide a high level of assistance not only to Jim and Skye but also their clients. Emma's combined skill set is extremely valued and she is renowned for her common sense approach to achieving practical outcomes for our clients.


Freya Peel Receptionist

Freya Peel

E: freyap@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Freya returns to the role of Reception and Administration, after time away to start her family.

With over 9 years in the field of administration, Freya brings her experience, along with her positive, friendly nature and strong work ethic to Cosgriff Lawyers.

Georgie Wakenshaw Office Manager

Georgie Wakenshaw

E: GeorgieW@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Georgie joined our team in mid-2015 as the Office Manager. Georgie has over 15 years experience in all facets of office administration, ledgers, reconciliations, payroll and accounts and has worked in various industries.

Georgie is predominantly responsible for the financial aspects of the business, ensuring the office runs efficiently and productively. She prepares cash flows, budgets and any financial reporting required by management.

Georgie has an excellent work ethic, positive attitude, highly developed people skills and an exceptional eye for detail.

Darcy Bibby Graduate Lawyer

Darcy Bibby


E: DarcyB @cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Born and raised on a farm in Berriwillock just outside of Swan Hill, Darcy joined the Cosgriff team in 2019 to pursue his career in law.

Fresh out of university, Darcy has a keen focus in Commercial Law, and works hard to ensure great client satisfaction. Darcy’s commitment and hard work has paid off to get him where he is today, and this same enthusiasm carries through to his work.

Darcy has a keen interest in sport and plays for the Leitchville Gunbower football team. He may be one of very few who live in Victoria that barracks for Fremantle – but we’ll forgive him.



Olivia Boylan Legal Assistant

Olivia Boylan

E: OliviaB@cosgriff.lawyer

T: +61 3 5480 6344

Olivia works as an assistant to Jim Cosgriff and Skye Engwerda predominantly in the areas of Wills and Estates, Family and Employment Law.

Olivia grew up locally and after moving to Melbourne to undertake a Bachelor of Arts/Science with Monash University, returned in 2018 and joined the firm.

Our clients praise Olivia for her work ethic and strong attention to detail.


Agreed Pricing

We don’t measure the value of our people or our clients in units of time

When we go to the dentist we want to know how much it's going to cost. We get you want to know what our fees will be.

Where most firms charge by time our approach is different. With Cosgriff Lawyer's Agreed Pricing (CAP) you will know our fees before we start work. We don't only charge by time but can provide pricing options based on the outcome you are seeking, including a fixed price for each stage of the work. This will involve working closely with you to understand the scope of the work and proposing a price which reflects the value of the work, not only the time we will spend on your file.

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Phone: (03) 5480 6344

Address: 217 Pakenham Street, Echuca, 3564