MPS Law Principal Michael Pagsanjan has been re-included on the Federal Court list of Native Title Mediators.


Mediation of native title matters are often conducted by Federal Court Registrars. However, there can be a need to refer mediation to external practitioners. Michael’s inclusion on the list allows the Federal Court to engage Michael as an external mediator, where appropriate and subject to conflicts of interest.

Mediation can be particularly helpful in native title claims by ensuring that the parties have full control of any agreed outcomes.

The list is maintained and published by the Federal Court of Australia. Following a significant number of expressions of interest, Michael’s application was successful to be re-included on the list. Michael’s experience with governance, compensation, land access and native title claims provide a valuable skill set as a native title mediator. Mediators must be neutral and should have necessary qualifications and experience. 

Michael is one of twenty-two specialists listed by the Federal Court of Australia, with two specialists listed from South Australia.

The next substantive review of the list will be in the 2021/2022 financial year.

For more information, please contact Michael Pagsanjan at