About Us

Firm Principal Neville Cousins.

Established in 1935, Barbour Arnold & Cousins Lawyers is a boutique legal firm now located in the leafy suburb of East Ivanhoe and provides a range of legal services to business, not for profit organizations, individuals and families.

The firm was established by Mr Cyril Lorimer Barbour, from whom the firm takes its name, following his admission as a barrister and solicitor in the State Full Court on 3 March 1935. By the time of Mr Barbour’s retirement in 1997 (at the age of 90) the firm had become Barbour Arnold & Cousins Lawyers and, since the retirement of former partner Peter Henry Arnold in 1999, Neville Cousins has continued the business as the firm’s principal. He is ably supported by lawyers and support staff who continue the firm’s ethos of “excellence in the Law”.

The firm’s objective is to ensure that all clients have access to quality professional legal advice and service and is proud that its client base includes descendants of Mr Barbour’s original clients, sometimes 4th generation!

The outbreak of COVID-19 caused unprecedented change to the way we all live and work and at Barbour Arnold and Cousins Lawyers we are proud that we were able to continue to support our clients, delivering quality professional legal advice remotely. Recognising the benefits of working in a less congested environment the firm has now relocated to the East Ivanhoe Village where we look forward to continuing to provide quality and timely legal advice to our many clients.

In addition to our usual communication avenues with clients i.e. via telephone, email, post or video conferencing we are now available to meet with you at our East Ivanhoe office or at a location more convenient for you . To book an appointment please call 03 9670 5311.

Please see our services page for more information on the services we provide.