Rob Roy Rankin, Principal and Founder

Rob Roy Rankin is a rare breed, he is an innovative, socially conscious legal entrepreneur, that has created an Australian-based national, virtual law firm, which has as its primary purpose to be a force for good. 

Rob began his career in intellectual property law in the pharmaceutical industry. He then moved into Commercial law as a Partner in a traditional, Melbourne based law firm. 

Rob soon got restless, recognising that there had to be a better, more healthy way to practice law and generate better outcomes for clients and employees alike. Unable to convince his fellow partners to move away from the arcane way law was practised, he started his own boutique practice. 

Rankin Business Lawyers was built on the principle that if we create an amazing experience for our lawyers, they will in turn create an amazing experience for our clients. Creating such an experience for lawyers means empowering lawyers to work autonomously and flexibly through the clever use of Technology. Rob tells his lawyers that they are free to work where, how and when suits them best.

 The mobility, motivation and engagement that this creates results in a better legal experience for both clients and employees. 

Rankin is a Certified B Corporation. Rob is committed to running the enterprise as a force for common good whilst meeting the rigorous BCorp standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. He believes in creating the type of world that all our employees, suppliers, clients and other stake holders’ want to live in. The firm’s approach was recognised by Forbes magazine in its Best for the World – Workers 2018, 2019 and 2021 Honoree List.

Rob’s passion is to help people to grow personally and professionally. His vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success.  |  LinkedIn