Michael Maguire.  A skilled, empathetic and experienced Brisbane Mediator

Michael is passionate about guiding separating couples to find their own resolution in a timely and cost effective way, avoiding expensive and lengthy legal proceedings.

Michael guides separating couples through the mediation process with respect and dignity.  He has a calm and non-judgemental manner. He is skilled in the mediation process – guiding negotiation, exploring issues central to the conflict and promoting communication. 

Areas we service

Michael regularly provides Family mediation and Property mediation services in Brisbane and throughout South East Queensland including Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and surrounding regional areas.  

He will also travel interstate and to more distant regional areas on request. 

“Michael has a great work ethic. He is empathetic and has a very calm, reassuring demeanour. He is also very knowledgeable about the relevant legal issues in family law disputes. Michael also offers great value for money. I believe Michael to be a very skilled mediator and would highly recommend his services to clients and colleagues alike.”


Mark Orchard, Partner

Other Mediation Services

Michael is also experienced in providing mediation services to resolve disputes about issues other than family separation. These typically include:

Wills and estates: Settling disputes about the allocation of assets through intestacy and wills.

Elder disputes:  Usually between elders and various family members.

Clubs and Associations:   Disputes between members or members and the executive or board.

Landholder disputes with mining companies: Where a Mining company seeks access to a landowners property for mineral and gas exploration and mining.

Not sure where to start?

Michael is happy to talk to you, even if you just have a few questions on the mediation process. Call 0419 679 779

In Mediation, experience is an advantage


  • Extensive experience (30 years +) in family law
  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Experience across property and parenting (including child inclusive mediation)
  • Focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for children
  • High level mediation skills
  • Highly recommended by lawyers
  • Competitive mediation fees


  • Solicitor, Queensland, 1980
  • Grad Dip Education, Catholic College of Education, Sydney, 1987
  • Master of Laws, University of Queensland, 1991
  • Dispute Resolution Centre – Mediation Certificate, Bond University, 1992
  • Mediator of Disputes Certificate, Queensland Law Society, 2006
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, QUT, 2014
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator, 2014
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Federal Attorney General’s Dept, 2015

Volunteer Work & Governance

TASC National Ltd (The Advocacy & Support Centre) – Chair of the Board of Directors.

  • Board member since 2006
  • Awarded Honorary Life Membership of TASC

Michael believes the role of the organisation is vital to the continued health of the community in Toowoomba & the South West. Since 1983 the organisation has grown from a small volunteer legal service to a large multifaceted organisation delivering varied and vital advocacy services to the community.

NEDA (National Ethnic Disability Alliance) Councillor & Executive member: Treasurer

NEDA is the national peak organisation representing the rights & interests of people living with a disability, their families & carers, from culturally & linguistically diverse and non-english speaking backgrounds.

Professional Memberships