Marcus Woodfield

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 woodfield

Partner

ABOUT 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.

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

Adam Rodwell

Adam is a Graduate of Bond University where he was awarded his Bachelor of Laws, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Entertainment in 2014. Adam’s Law degree combined those aspects that are truly unique to Gold Coast Commerce and Industry.  Acutely aware modern technology is revolutionising the way we conduct business, Adam combined his interest in technology with his passion in entertainment with law.  This uniquely positions Adam for his role in our Commercial Division. There Adam applies his skills in guiding clients through commercial transactions, advising on the technical and practical aspects of brokering business and family transactions. Applying those same skills sets assisting senior solicitors in our Family Law and Inheritance Law Divisions. In 2015 Adam undertook a Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Training and in 2016 Adam was selected by Robbins Watson to undertake his traineeship, commencing in 2017.

Adam Rodwell

Solicitor

ABOUT ADAM RODWELL
Adam’s Background

Adam is a Graduate of Bond University where he was awarded his Bachelor of Laws, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Entertainment in 2014. Adam’s Law degree combined those aspects that are truly unique to Gold Coast Commerce and Industry.  Acutely aware modern technology is revolutionising the way we conduct business, Adam combined his interest in technology with his passion in entertainment with law.  This uniquely positions Adam for his role in our Commercial Division. There Adam applies his skills in guiding clients through commercial transactions, advising on the technical and practical aspects of brokering business and family transactions. Applying those same skills sets assisting senior solicitors in our Family Law and Inheritance Law Divisions. In 2015 Adam undertook a Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Training and in 2016 Adam was selected by Robbins Watson to undertake his traineeship, commencing in 2017.

Adam’s skills are founded on his student years crafting his special interest in commerce and entertainment. Awarded full colours in Performing Arts at Somerset College, Adam has spent many years performing in Choirs, Musicals, and Stage Productions. During his university degree Adam turned his theatrical, musical and commercial talents to charitable causes, including working for International Children’s charity, Radio Lollipop. https://radiolollipop.org/   There Adam coordinated productions of road performances; fund raising events and business development.  Under Adam’s tenure he was successful in near doubling charitable donations for the Gold Coast branch.

Appreciating the value of structure, self-development and technical art, Adam enjoys practicing in the ancient discipline of martial arts having achieved a brown belt in Karate; red belt in Tae Kwon do; and is currently undertaking Kung Fu.   Adam’s weakness is drinking coffee – habitually.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2017 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 2017 Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Training (Bond University)
  • 2014 Bachelor of Laws, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Entertainment (Bond University)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Queensland Law Society
Emma Post

Emma Post

ABOUT EMMA POST

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2018 from Griffith University. Since graduating, Emma has completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law and is on track to be admitted as a solicitor in February 2021.

In 2012, Emma completed her high school work experience with Robbins Watson, and in 2020, Emma returned to the firm to complete her practical legal training with the Property and Commercial team under the supervision of Partner, Marcus Woodfield.

Emma began her legal career working in house for an international clothing brand where she gained experience in commercial leasing, contract review and drafting, including licensing agreements, terms and conditions, employment contracts, and athlete and influencer agreements. Emma also assisted senior legal counsel in navigating company structures, intellectual property infringements, and insolvency.

Since working at Robbins Watson, Emma has developed a strong focus on property transactions, where she has assisted supervising solicitors in a number of commercial, residential, and off the plan purchase and sales. Emma primarily assists in drafting and reviewing Real Estate ADL/REIQ Contracts, commercial leases, Land Registry forms, Deeds, and amending company restructuring and share sale agreements, hire agreements, and loan agreements.

Emma is client focused, attentive to detail, and excited to continue her career in the property and commercial arena. 

Duncan Olazo

Duncan is responsible for assisting our solicitors in the Property and Commercial Law Divisions at our firm. He specializes in conveyancing and property, fixed fee conveyancing, leasing, mortgages, commercial property development, conveyancing and franchising.

Duncan Olazo

Clerk/Paralegal

ABOUT DUNCAN OLAZO
Clerk for the Property and Commercial Law Divisions.

Duncan is responsible for assisting our solicitors in the Property and Commercial Law Divisions at our firm.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Administrative Assistant