John Patterson

Associate

John is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia, and has worked in the Darling Downs and Brisbane regions for his entire career. In addition to his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, John also holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics.

John brings a wealth of experience across a variety of family law areas including complex financial matters which utilises his background in business, particularly involving trust and corporate structuring and self-managed superannuation funds. John is skilled in matters of spousal maintenance, and the preparation of Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements. Through collaborations with local professionals such as accountants and financial planners, John ensures that all aspects of his clients’ financial circumstances are considered, and appropriate strategies are utilised within their family law matter to achieve optimum results.

John is also experienced in dispute resolution, domestic violence matters, and parenting matters; including those involving relocation, parental alienation, complex mental health issues, substance abuse, and family violence. With his calm and likeable nature, he effortlessly puts his clients at ease during what is often one of the most difficult periods in their lives. His pragmatic and level-headed approach to matters is well respected by clients and colleagues alike.

In his spare time John enjoys trying to keep up with his young family, and amusing his friends and colleagues with his desperate and often painful efforts to stay involved in the local sporting community.