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John Patterson

Senior Solicitor

John Patterson is a Senior Solicitor at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law in the firm’s Ipswich office.

Originally from Toowoomba, John worked in the Brisbane office from 2015 before relocating to Ipswich at the beginning of 2018 and is looking forward to being closer to his local area and providing family law services to clients outside of the capital city.

John was admitted to practise law in 2014, and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Economics) as well as his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Prior to joining the family law fraternity, John worked in a large top-tier commercial firm across a variety of practice areas. John has a keen interest in both parenting and property settlement matters, and his top-tier background gives him a unique insight into the commercial realities facing family law clients. John enjoys helping his clients through what can be an incredibly challenging period in their lives, and to him nothing is more important than helping people and their families.

An Interview with John Patterson

In this interview, BWB Legal Director, Dan Buckley talks with John Patterson about his road to practicing family law.

Listen to the interview here

Legal Articles

August 13, 2019

By John Patterson | Family Law | Parenting | Parenting matters

Man Down – Are Fathers Pushing it Uphill in the World of Family Law?

If you own a television or computer, you’ve probably experienced the thrill of a bloke in a t-shirt with a slogan that doesn’t make sense aggressively venting on social media...

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January 29, 2019

By John Patterson | Property settlements

Swift and Amicable Property Settlement? It Can Be Done!

Most of us have had the ever-enjoyable experience of being at a barbeque and listening to our neighbour’s step-father’s monologue about his dealings with his horrific ex-wife during their divorce....

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December 20, 2017

By John Patterson | Separation | Superannuation

Superannuation Specialists

John Patterson, Solicitor and Kiara Greenway, Paralegal When we think of a relationship breakdown, most of us immediately think of the division of the tangible, big ticket items. Those items...

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October 31, 2017

By John Patterson | Family Law | Parenting

Oh Holy Right

A friend of mine has a theory about Christmas. Last year he said to me “the Spirit of Christmas is mostly about doing things you don’t want to do until...

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November 07, 2016

By John Patterson | Divorce | Separation

Holiday Divorce

A colleague of mine refers to being a lawyer as being similar to suffering from a “genetic defect”. I tend to agree. Many of us have been, at least in...

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