Michael Maguire. 30 years experience in family law.

With an extensive background in family law and property and parenting mediation, Michael is well regarded by both lawyers and clients alike. He has a reputation for exceptional communication skills, and for a calm demeanour, empathy and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for clients.

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. Michael will also travel interstate and to more distant regional areas upon request.

Michael Maguire is very well regarded within the Family Law community of practitioners. Michael has a great work ethic. He is empathetic and has a very calm, reassuring demeanour.  I believe Michael to be a very skilled mediator and would highly recommend his services to clients and colleagues alike.”


Mark Orchard

In Mediation, experience is an advantage

  • Judicial Registrar (Sessional) with the FCFCOA
  • Previous long term practice as a Family Lawyer
  • Property settlement mediation
  • Parenting (including child inclusive) mediation
  • Child focused – works to achieve the best possible outcomes for children involved
  • Accredited FDRP
  • Advanced level mediation skills
  • Recommended by family lawyers
  • Mediation experience in New Zealand & Australia
  • Member – Resolution Institute
  • Member – Family Law Section New Zealand & Australia
  • 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) – Past Director and Chair

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

Michael’s work on the Board of TASC National was a long-term undertaking. He believes that the role of the organisation is vital to the contiued health of the community in Toowoomba and the South West. During the time that he was involved, the service developed from a small volunteer legal service to a large multi-faceted organisation delivering varied and vital advocacy and support services to the community.

NEDA (National Ethnic Disability Alliance) Councillor & Executive member: Treasurer (2016-2023)

NEDA is the national peak organisation representing the rights and interests of people living with disability, their families and carers, from culturally and linguistically diverse and non-English speaking backgrounds. In 2023 Michael was awarded the NEDA Medal for his longstanding service and commitment to NEDA and its vision.
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For further information or if you would like to make a booking

Call Kristal 0448 759 038 or Michael 0419 679 779