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.

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Step 1.   Look at the Calendar below for available mediation dates – shown bold.
Step 2.  Choose your preferred booking option below.

If you would like to enquire about a date shown as unavailable please contact us and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

FOR NON-LAWYERS – Please email us, call us or complete the form in the Contact tab above

Option A: Book through the Calendar



Option B: Email



Option C: Call

Call Michael: 0419 679 779
Call Kristal: 0448 759 038


Invitation to Mediate

If the other party has not yet agreed to mediate, Private Mediation can arrange for an invitation to be sent to that party. Private Mediation will liaise with the other party directly or with their legal representative. Please note that there are fees for this stage. Please complete this Booking Form if you are ready for us to send an invitation to mediate.


The standard mediation fee is $2,500 (plus gst). 


  • Invitation
  • Intake Sessions prior to the mediation (if required)
  • Standard preparation time
  • Mediation commencing at 9.30 am ($300 plus gst per hour after 5.00pm)
  • Travel to venue (approx. 1.5 hour each way)
  • Section 60I Certificate (if required)

Room hire & catering at cost

The fee for Invitation and Certificate only (if the Mediation does not proceed) is $300 (plus gst)

Something else you need to know?

For further information or if you would like to make a booking

Call Michael 0419 679 779 or Kristal 0448 759 038

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

  • 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