About Us

At Morley Naughton Pearn & Cook clients receive legal services in a timely and efficient manner.

Our friendly and caring staff are fully aware of the importance of the legal issues facing each client and always aim to deliver good service.

The legal fees charged are discussed and explained and vary according to the nature of the legal work carried out.



Don Pearn opened a legal practice in Bentleigh in 1947 and a partnership was formed in 1966 with Tony Cook. The firm, Pearn & Cook then endured for over fifty years until the firm merged with Morley Naughton in 1998 to become Morley Naughton Pearn & Cook.

Bill Morley opened a legal practice in 1971 in East Bentleigh and moved the firm to Bentleigh in 1991. W. J. Morley was acquired by Tony Naughton in 1996 and became Morley Naughton.

Ross Delahunty also operated as a sole practitioner for many years in Bentleigh and then later in Carnegie as Legal Rite and his firm joined in 2012.

Bill Morley, Tony Cook and Ross Delahunty continued to work as consultants for several years before retiring and Tony Naughton has been the principal since 1996.