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Lawyer // Councillor // Creative

"Creativity can solve almost any problem"
George Lois

About

Michael Tucak offers his 20+ years of professional skill and experience across three areas -

His ongoing legal practice // His current role as Councillor at Town of Cottesloe // His advocacy and work on "creative capacity".

The unifying thread through his work and career is creative thinking and solving complex issues, underpinned by a strong set of unique values.

Legal

Michael's primary focus is his legal practice, where he provides tailored, specialist advice to creative industries and commercial activities. As an experienced sole practitioner, Michael is accessible, personal and pragmatic. See More

He is currently Deputy Chair of DesignFreo Inc and an Advisory Board Member to TEDxPerth.

He has previously served in these community and board roles:

Director, pvi collective - Board Member, Chamber of Arts & Culture (WA) - Board Member, Fringe World (Artrage) - Co-Chair, Cottesloe Village Association (ProCott Inc) - Board Member & Secretary, Emerging Writers Festival - Chair & Director, RTRFM 92.1 (Arts Radio Ltd) - Board Member, WA Music Industry Association (WAM)

Council

Michael was elected as East Ward Councillor at the Town of Cottesloe in 2017, he holds office until 2021. See More

He sits on these Council Committees and Panels, either as Chair, Member or Deputy Member:

Art Advisory Panel (aka Public Art Advisory Committee) - Design Advisory Panel (Chair) - North Cottesloe Primary School Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee - Foreshore Precinct Advisory Committee (Deputy) - Public Open Space Working Group (Deputy) - Grove Library Management Committee (Deputy)

Principles

Michael's professional career has been guided by three core principles:

creativity // constructive approaches // community.

He has eschewed the adversarial over collaboration, has faith in 'creative bureaucracy' and 'human centred design' (including in public governance), and has an ongoing, direct involvement in and support to a range of community activities. See More

Creative Capacity

Michael's third activity is as an advocate on the power of creativity and design to solve problems and generate outcomes in any aspect of our lives, and how each of us individually can tap into and build our own "creative capacity" to this end. See More

He has delivered seminars on 'Creativity in Legal Practice' and written articles on developing a creative capacity.

From Our Blog

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Contact

To contact Michael for professional legal services, please click here

To contact Michael directly on Cottesloe Council matters, please use the contact details listed at the Town of Cottesloe “Meet Your Councillors