Our Lawyers

Hickey Lawyers diverse team of solicitors is headed by nine partners, including five owner-partners – founder and chairman Tony Hickey, Mark Lacy, Joe Welch, Simon Chan and Dan Marino.
A partner is assigned to head up each project, handpicking the right solicitors with the right mix of skills to ensure the best results possible for you, and assembling any required consultants to help get the job done.
At Hickey Lawyers, we become an integral part of your team from day one, so we share your passion for achieving the best possible outcome.


Founder and Chairman

Tony HickeyTony Hickey

LL.B (Hons)
+61 (0)7 5556 7400     
For more than three decades, Tony has worked with virtually every major developer conducting business on the Gold Coast and in northern New South Wales.
His expertise is also regularly called on by international companies and investors looking for an Australian representative for their legal and business affairs.

Tony’s main areas of practice include:

  • Client development and management
  • Business development and management

Read the full profile of Tony Hickey.


Owner/Partners

Mark LacyMark Lacy

B.Com, LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7474    
Mark has been involved in some of Queensland’s largest mixed-use projects, including Hope Island Resort on the Gold Coast and Barrier Reef Resort on the Capricorn Coast.

His extensive experience covers all aspects of development, including:

  • Development projects
  • Major property transactions
  • Management rights
  • Planning law
  • Tourism and hotels

Joe WelchJoe Welch

LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7425    
Joe specialises in property development and community title law, and has extensive experience in major masterplanned projects.
His expertise was recently sought to provide the complete legal structure on a major masterplanned resort and residential community in Fiji.

Joe’s main areas of practice include:

  • Body corporate
  • Development projects
  • Major property transactions
  • Management rights
  • Property funding

Simon ChanSimon Chan

LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7469    
Simon’s experience encompasses all aspects of law relevant to property development, including advising on titling structure, off the plan contracts, issues and documents involved in mixed use and staged developments, construction contracts and funding documents.  Simon also has significant experience in acting for hotel owners and operators in the sale or purchase of hotels and other tourism assets.

Simon is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Simon’s main areas of practice include:

  • Development projects
  • Hotel transactions
  • Leasing
  • Commercial Property Transactions
  • Construction law
  • Joint ventures
  • Business and corporate services
  • Foreign investment regulation and migration

Dan MarinoDan Marino

B.Bus (Accty.), LL.B, LL.M
+61 (0)7 5556 7494    

Dan focuses on property development, business and tourism law, with extensive experience in the complex fields of volumetric subdivisions and the structuring of acquisitions.

Dan’s main areas of practice include:

  • Building and construction
  • Business and corporate advisory
  • Development projects
  • Liquor and gaming
  • Major property transactions
  • Management rights
  • Planning law
  • Tourism and hotels
  • Wills and Estates

Read the full profile of Dan Marino.


Partners

Damien Hodgson

Commercial Litigation and Town Planning
Partner, LL.B – Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation
+61 (0)7 5556 7453    

Liam McLindin

Commercial Law, Property and Securities
Partner, LL.B, B.A. Psych
+61 (0)7 5556 7495    

Scott Eustace

Commercial Litigation and Insolvency
Partner, B.Bus LL.B (Hons) LL.M – Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation
Nationally Accredited Mediator
+61 (0)7 5556 7433    

Special Counsel

Chris Baker

Commercial Law and Property
Special Counsel, B.Com, LL.B, Grad Cert in Law
+61 (0)7 5556 7431    

Natalie Gerrard

Leasing
Special Counsel, LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7443    

Our Team

Kara James

Commercial Litigation and Insolvency
Senior Associate, B.A, LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7453    

Vikki Cook

Commercial Litigation
Senior Associate, LL.B (Hons)
+61 (0)7 5556 7433    

Bridget Smith

Commercial Litigation
Solicitor, LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7433    

Chloe Buchanan

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B (Hons)
+61 (0)7 5556 7466    

Damien Manganaro

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B
+61 (0)7 5556 7492    

Daniel McLean

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B (Hons), LL.M
+61 (0)7 5556 7431    

Emma MacErlean

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B, BIntRel
+61 (0)7 5556 7469    

Julia Heiner

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B, B.PsychSc
+61 (0)7 5556 7425    

Julie Lee

Commercial Law, Property, Chinese Language
Solicitor, LL.B, B.Com
(Fluent in Mandarin)
+61 (0)7 5556 7431    

Nina McGrath

Commercial Law, Property
Solicitor, LL.B (Hons)
+61 (0)7 5556 7495