marcus woodfield


Partner of Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws. He is also a solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Marcus commenced employment with a Gold Coast law firm in 1987 and then moved to another Coast firm in 1990 where he remained for 10 years. He joined Robbins Watson in 2000, was appointed associate to the firm in 2002, and was appointed partner in 2004. Marcus has extensive experience in all areas of law and has particularly concentrated on the commercial area. In particular, Marcus has developed a busy franchising law practice, acting for both Franchisees and Franchisors in a vast array of industries. Marcus is a delegate member of the Franchising Council of Australia.

Marcus also has a busy practice in the transfers of businesses – acting for either Vendor or Purchaser, and taking care of the important, but tricky, details like restraint against future competition, the terms of the lease in which the business is conducted, and, of course, the stamp duty implications of any sale. He has acted for developers of large property developments on the Gold Coast and for landlords and tenants of large shopping centres.

General conveyancing has been a major part of Marcus’ work over the years where he has developed an excellent rapport with clients with his down to earth and amiable manner. Marcus has also practises heavily in the field of wills and estates where he has a particular interest in helping people at often difficult times. Whilst concentrating on commercial law Marcus has also had extensive experience in other areas of law, particularly personal injuries claims, and in November 1999 he obtained the then highest ever payout for a claimant in Queensland, being $6.5 million. Marcus likes to have a hands on approach to all of his work and prides himself on giving his clients the correct advice in a clear and easy to understand manner. He believes that prevention is better than cure and his experience in litigation enables him to identify potential problems in a commercial or property transaction and to take steps to prevent such problems from occurring.

  • 1993 - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1993 - Admitted, Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queenslad
  • Admitted, Solicitor, High Court of Australia
  • Member - Queensland Law Society
  • Delegate Member - Franchise Council of Australia