Jon Patty

Jon Patty


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Professional experience

Jon joined Cowen Schwarz Marschke (formerly Tucker & Cowen) in 2021 after several years at boutique and national firms.

Over the course of his career, Jon has acted in commercial litigation and insolvency administration and disputes.

Jon acts for and advises directors, individuals and insolvency practitioners in commercial disputes, and a wide range of issues that arise from corporate distress.

Jon is a solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia and an Associate of the firm.

Jon is also a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA), having completed its advanced certification course in Insolvency.

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the ARITA

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Professional experience

Ben is an Associate at Cowen Schwarz Marschke, having joined the firm as a Graduate Law Clerk in November 2016. He was admitted to the legal profession in December 2017, and was appointed an Associate of the firm in January 2022.

Ben practises principally in commercial and insolvency litigation. He has experience in a wide variety of disputes, including contractual and trust claims, breaches of directors’ duties, trade practices, Liquidator and Bankruptcy Trustee claims, professional negligence and insolvency matters.

Ben has acted for a range of clients from individuals, Liquidators/Bankruptcy Trustees, businesses, to public companies. He has engaged in litigation in various forums, including Queensland State Courts, Federal Courts, QCAT, other State Courts, and appellate courts (including the High Court of Australia).

Qualifications and Memberships
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society;
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

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