Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution is a private and independent mediation practice, experienced across a broad range of commercial and business dispute matters.

Principal Mediator, Matthew Maxwell, has over 20 years experience working within several of Australia's largest financial institutions, including senior roles as a turnaround and insolvency risk executive during the post-GFC era. Mediation has featured heavily in Matthew's work for over a decade and he is well placed to assist businesses, directors, investors and financial providers resolve business disputes.



Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution is accredited to mediate a diverse range of disputes. These include, but not limited to:

  •  Family business disputes

  •  Family property settlements

  •  Change of ownership and partnership disputes

  •  Pre-insolvency, insolvency and turnaround management disputes

  •  Commercial disputes: business/client disputes, non-payment disputes - including commercial lease negotiations

  •  Banking and finance disputes, including defaulted or troublesome loan accounts

  •  Succession planning, wills and estate disputes 

  •  Workplace, HR and Management disputes


Mediation is a flexible, time and cost effective way for parties to resolve disputes.


Unlike Court proceedings, mediation provides a private and confidential setting for parties to work through their dispute. Parties to the dispute are in control of the decisions they make.

The role of the mediator includes ensuring discussions are balanced and fair, that the underlying needs and concerns of the parties are explored, that options considered are realistic and achievable.  Should an agreement be forthcoming, we can assist document the outcomes as required.


Our mediation and conflict resolution services are available throughout the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands regions. Our clients also extend to Sydney CBD and throughout the southern areas of regional NSW and the ACT.  We are available Australia-wide upon request.

Based in Kiama, NSW, our office caters for regional-based client meetings and intake sessions. Conference rooms located at the Kiama Pavilion are utilised for mediations and group sessions. These rooms include suitable break-out rooms and usual conference facilities.

We also utilise a range of secure web-based platforms and teleconference facilities as required by our clients.


Your initial consultation and enquiry is free of charge. This enables you to consider the benefits and suitability of our dispute resolution options, such as mediation.


Mediation fees are payable on an hourly basis, and typically shared equally by parties or as agreed.

Commercial mediation fees start at $280 per hour. Complex matters or matters involving additional parties and legally assisted matters may attract additional fees. Travel (outside of region) and accomodation expenses (if required) to be met by parties.  


A fee estimate can be provided once initial scope of mediation has been considered.

Contact us today to arrange  a free, confidential consultation  

to discuss your individual needs and circumstance.

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