“You talk. We listen. We help you settle.”

McFarlane Legal is a highly experienced legal practice specialising in dispute resolution with a strong emphasis on mediation and facilitation. Our practice assists individuals, companies and organisations in conflict to resolve their dispute without the need for long and costly litigation in the courts.


In operation since 2001, the lawyers at McFarlane Legal are experts in the area of conflict resolution, having resolved more than 10,000 conflicts. Our experience, knowledge, and understanding of the process gives our team the background and capacity to deal with simple or complex disputes, for parties ranging from individuals and small businesses, local, state and federal government to large national and international corporations.


Mediation relies on the mediator being neither the judge nor an advisor to either party.  The mediator acts purely as a facilitator to develop honest and open discussion in order to help resolve the dispute and achieve a suitable resolution for all involved. McFarlane Legal fully understands the advantages of this process and our mediators, Tim McFarlane, Michael Tehan and Sharan Safe excel at it.

Our Strengths

“We help you achieve an outcome that delivers certainty.”

Certainty is achieved by incorporating into the process:

  • Flexibility with procedures tailored to suit the needs of each party
  • Confidentiality with mediation conducted in private and no need to disclose the discussions and basis upon which a matter is resolved
  • Convenience for the parties and informality of process
  • Strong emphasis on control of the decision making given to the parties involved
  • Savings on legal costs with some outcomes far wider than the scope available in court
  • Speedier resolutions than in court
  • Consensual arrangement and participation, with parties free to leave at any time
  • Extensive experience in developing appropriate dispute resolution models for organisations.