Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution is a private dispute resolution practice providing clients with confidential, cost-effective and timely services to resolve a wide range of disputes and conflicts.

Based in Kiama, NSW, we provide Mediation, Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution services to clients throughout the Illawarra and South Coast and Southern Highlands regions, as well as Sydney and regional NSW. As a nationally accredited provider (NMAS and FDRP) of mediation services, we take appointments Australia-wide, upon request.

Our mediation and conflict resolution work is typically conducted face-to-face; however, we also utilise secure web-based platforms and teleconference facilities as required. We will often use a combination of these platforms when working with our clients.

Principal, Matthew Maxwell, is a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS), registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and Professional Member of the Resolution Institute, Australia (PRIMed).


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Matthew Maxwell


Matthew Maxwell, Principal of Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution, is a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS), an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney'General's Dept, and Professional Member of the Resolution Institute, Australia (PRIMed).


Matthew is a facilitative mediator with an emphasis on solution-focused conflict resolution approaches. He is passionate about collaborative conflict resolution and aims to help clients explore outcomes that will stand the test of time. Matthew believes in the effectiveness and power of mediation as a means of helping people and businesses best resolve their disputes and move on in life.

Prior to establishing Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution, Matthew worked as a turnaround and insolvency executive for one of Australia's largest financial institutions, specialising in the management of the bank's highest risk regional and agribusiness clients. Throughout his career, Matthew acted on behalf of the bank in a high number of mediations and is very experienced in dealing with broad, complex matters that extend beyond financial aspects of a dispute.


With over 20 years experience working within several of Australia's leading financial institutions, Matthew is well placed to mediate and facilitate a range of disputes, including family property and business disputes, partnership disputes, complex financial disputes, agribusiness matters and workplace disputes.

To compliment his background in business and property disputes, Matthew has completed a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution Practice. Family law and issues faced by separated couples is a complex and emotionally challenging field for those affected by separation and divorce. Matthew is  well placed to assist couples navigate their way through their separation in a time, cost and confidential manner.