Our story so far
MPS Law was founded by Michael Pagsanjan in 2016.
With the experience of working in both commercial and for-purpose areas, Michael strives to deliver a better service to clients that combines principles learnt from all of his previous experiences. Michael wants to continue to be an agent of change, particularly in relation to the rights of Indigenous People. Michael also wants to make sure that service delivery is consistently of the highest of standards.
MPS Law has adopted a minimalist approach to what we do so we can cut to what you actually need.
Since foundation, the team at MPS Law has expanded to better serve our growing client base.
We don't know the answer to every issue. In fact, we work within our limitations as a boutique legal and advisory practice. This allows us to work for our clients with unparalleled dedication.
Clients have been pretty impressed with the work we have completed so far. Six recent testimonials include the following:
“Widi Mob have no hesitation in recommending MPS Law and wish to express our satisfaction in the service we have received that we consider to be of the highest level and is above and beyond anything we were expecting when we first contacted the firm…”
- Kathleen Pinkerton, Native Title Applicant, Widi Mob native title proceedings, May 2019.
“…it is safe to say that we are impressed with the law firms [sic] effort so far in getting the desired outcome for all Mualgal… you have gained the trust of myself and the greater Mualgal nation.”
- Iona Manas, Mualgal RNTBC Chairperspon, May 2019.
"I have found [Michael Pagsanjan] to be thorough and methodical with a sound knowledge of native title and corporations law. He also has high level communications
skills and in particular is able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts...He has a friendly and reassuring demeanour which assists him to develop that
critical relationship of trust between himself and the clients."
- Tim Wooley, Barrister and Solicitor, legal representative for the Antakarinja-Matu Yankunytjatjara Native Title Holders, August 2017.
"The legal services provided to Central Desert by MPS Law were of a very high standard, met all of our needs in relation to the brief and were provided at a reasonable rate that could be demonstrated to our funders as fair value for money. Central Desert found MPS Law's services to be highly professional ... MPS Law maintained clear and effective communications, were always available and responded promptly to all contact throughout their brief."
- Ian Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer, Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, August 2017.
"Widi Mob at all times found Michael knowledgeable and professional in his interaction with claimant members through his compassion and strong respect for our culture and connection to our country."
- Shirley McPherson, Native Title Applicant, Widi Mob native title proceedings, August 2017.
"Michael has demonstrated a rare blend of ethical integrity, high competency across the full native title spectrum, commitment to quality outcomes for clients and a deep understanding of the nuance of our operating context (especially for someone living outside of Queensland)... QSNTS looks forward to working with Michael into the future for the benefit of all QSNTS clients."
- Kevin Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland South Native Title Services, December 2017.