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Special Counsel

Geoff Hancock

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Professional experience

Geoff Hancock joined Tucker & Cowen in July 2011. He has handled the litigation and mediation of a wide range of commercial disputes for more than 30 years, at a national law firm and a specialist litigation firm.

Hancock has advised clients and conducted litigation on their behalf in a variety of matters including asset freezing orders and other injunctions, breach of copyright actions, vendor-purchaser and lessor-lessee disputes, partnership and joint venture break-ups, breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, professional negligence claims against solicitors, architects and financial advisers. He has also been involved in court review of administrative decisions, the drafting of and advising on the enforceability of restraint of trade clauses, maritime claims, and the professional discipline of solicitors.

He was accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a specialist in commercial litigation in 2006.

Qualifications and Memberships
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Master of Laws
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Queensland Law Society Committee for Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and on the roll of High Court practitioners

Alex Nase


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Professional experience

Alex was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland in 2005. Alex practised as a Barrister at the private bar, for about two and a half years, before joining Tucker & Cowen as a solicitor in September 2007. Alex was appointed an Associate of the firm in October 2011 and Special Counsel in November 2015.

Alex predominantly practises in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency. He has acted for a variety of clients, including property developers, lenders, insolvency practitioners and business owners in many complicated and substantial litigious matters, over many years.

Alex has experience acting for clients in a wide range of matters, including contractual disputes; claims for injunctions or other equitable relief; professional negligence claims; partnership and shareholder disputes; construction disputes; claims to recover loans or realise securities; insurance claims; claims under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and claims under the Corporations Act 2001.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons);
  • Bachelor of Arts;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland;
  • Member, Queensland Law Society.

Brent Weston


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Professional experience

Brent has practised law for 25 years, and has worked with and advised a diverse range of clients across many business sectors. He takes a proactive, front-foot approach to representing the interests of his clients. Brent has worked in private law firms and as in-house counsel, and provides practical and commercially astute advice in the following practice areas:

Commercial & business advisory: Advice on commercial agreements; buy/sell transactions; privacy and data protection; tendering and procurement.

Technology & IP: Technology licensing; research and grant agreements; clinical trials; research ventures; bio-pharma; protection of trade marks, copyright, confidential information and other intellectual property, including registration and enforcement action; software licensing and support.

Franchising & distribution: Franchise documentation for the grant and transfer of franchises; Franchise Code of Conduct compliance; strategic advice on franchising, master franchising, area development, licensing, reseller, agency and other distribution options; manufacture and distribution in Australia and overseas.

  • Master of Laws;
  • Bachelor of Laws;
  • Gradute Diploma in Legal Practice;
  • Member, Queensland Law Society;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland;
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia ;
  • Solicitor on the roll of High Court practitioners;
  • Royal Australian Navy active reserve.

Marcelle Webster

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Professional experience

Marcelle joined Tucker & Cowen in April 2008, was appointed an Associate in May 2010 and Special Counsel July 2018. Prior to joining Tucker & Cowen, Marcelle practised in Commercial Litigation in both regional and National Law firms.

Marcelle has over ten years’ experience working on a wide range of litigation matters including construction disputes, contractual disputes, misrepresentation, misleading and deceptive conduct claims, sale of goods, intellectual property, insurance litigation, professional negligence matters, as well as partnership and joint venture disputes.

Marcelle specialises in employment law which encompasses workplace disputes, grievances, the negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and industrial instruments, and matters relating to workplace health and safety.

Marcelle also acts as “in-house counsel” providing employment advice and solutions to a large national labour hire company, including but not limited to advice in relation to rights to information, conditional visas and the right to work held by foreign nationals.

In acting for both employees and employers, Marcelle is passionate about resolving commercial and workplace disputes through either negotiation or mediation, and only opting for the litigation process as a last resort. She has a genuine interest in understanding the needs of her clients and achieving commercially focussed solutions for them.

Drawing on her years of experience in having represented employers, both private and public sector employees and independent contractors, Marcelle has an intimate understanding of the cost (both emotional and financial) associated with workplace disputes. She strives to minimise the trauma and legal costs associated with commercial litigation and workplace disputes by using innovative case management techniques, a mixture of high quality legal advice and honest assessments of alternative approaches to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.

Qualifications and Memberships
  • Masters of Laws;
  • Graduate diploma in legal practice;
  • Bachelor of Laws;
  • Bachelor of Commerce;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia;
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society;
  • Member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society;
  • Appointed member of the Queensland Law Society Industrial Relations Committee.

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