Louise Ricardo is a Senior Lawyer in the Private Clients Team at Moores

Louise’s main areas of practice within her team are:

  • Advising on and drafting Wills with testamentary trust, life interests capital protected and other complex provisions;
  • Preventative estate planning and addressing strategies for vulnerable beneficiaries;
  • Superannuation, including establishing and varying self-managed super fund deeds;
  • Superannuation death benefits; and
  • Family Trusts.

Louise works within her team to implement succession strategies through the drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney, providing certainty and assurance to clients that their assets and interests will pass as intend and with the right people in control.

Louise has presented for Legalwise and for the LIV Superannuation and Financial Planning Committee. She has also presented to financial planners, accountants and other lawyers in relation to her areas of practice. In the past, she has also been involved in the teaching of the superannuation elective at Leo Cussen Institute.

Louise has written seminar papers and a number of articles for the Retirement and Estate Planning Bulletin, the Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin and the Journal of Financial Advice, as well as contributed to client newsletters.

Why Moores?

"Moores has provided the opportunity to gain knowledge not only in my area of practice but also in other areas such as family law and property.

Teamwork and collaboration amongst all of the members and practice areas of the firm means that we can provide our clients with a holistic service and deal with their matters both confidently and effectively.

Certainty is also what our clients and referrers want from us and value pricing (with no dreaded timesheets!) is another way we can deliver that. We are dynamic and we are progressive!"


There is no spare time as a working mum to three young kids, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!


  • Bachelor of Laws (Deakin University)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University)
  • Commenced with Moores in 2005