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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.

Qualfiications 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.

Qualifications
  • 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.

Qualifications
  • 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.

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