John is an Associate at Best Wilson Buckley’s Family Law and works across both our Toowoomba and Ipswich offices.
John began his legal career in a large top-tier commercial firm in Brisbane and worked across a variety of practice areas. He made the switch to family law in 2015 when he joined Best Wilson Buckley’s Brisbane team before relocating to Ipswich at the beginning of 2018 and working across both Ipswich and Toowoomba from 2020. His previous commercial experience has gifted John with a unique insight into the commercial realities facing his family law clients, and his realism and desire to contribute in a meaningful way is at the core of his client’s experience.
John shows great judgement and a realistic and insightful approach in his dealings with the family law system, and this approach is reflected in the beneficial outcomes he routinely achieves for his clients and their family. He possesses an intimate knowledge of the law and effectively applies that knowledge in such a way that enables him to tailor his approach to each unique client he interacts with. John is extremely personable and easily gains the trust of his clients, aiming to reduce emotional and financial stress every step of the way.
Originally from Toowoomba, John enjoys being a part of our Ipswich and Toowoomba teams and providing exceptional family law services to clients outside of the capital city and closer to his hometown. In addition to his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, he holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Expertise and Professional Qualifications
John’s previous commercial experience has gifted him with a unique insight into the commercial realities facing his family law clients. He is experienced in resolving complex property settlement matters, be it through agreement or litigation, and is well-rehearsed in preparing Financial Agreements. John also finds great satisfaction in resolving parenting matters in such a way that reduces conflict between parents and protects the best interests of his clients and their children.
Associations and Career Awards
- Ipswich Law Association
- Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
- Law Council of Australia
- Golden Key International Honour Society
- Ipswich Chamber of Commerce
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