Project Description

Michael Joseph

Accredited Mediator NMAS
(02) 9023 9120

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation
  • Partnership/shareholder disputes
  • Insolvency claims
  • Banking disputes


  • Law Australasia


  • Best Lawyers 2019 Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Best Lawyers 2020 Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 – Restructuring and Insolvency

Michael Joseph is a Consultant at Harris Freidman and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation. He has been recognised with industry awards in this area. Before joining Harris Freidman, Michael spent 8 years as a Managing Partner and Chair of Partners at national commercial law firm Kemp Strang (now part of Thomson Geer). Michael also has over 10 years Board experience.

Michael describes himself as a “strategic thinker who can tackle complex issues and then present them in an engaging, clear and accessible way.”

Michael is an Accredited Mediator NMAS and specialist in Conflict and Dispute Resolution.  Michael is a firm believer in settling matters through mediation where possible. He says: “In my experience a well-run mediation, where the quality conversations are had and each side fully understands each other, represents the best prospect of resolving a dispute on terms that each party can live with and where the parties can retake control of their lives and businesses. This is why I put my experience and knowledge to work as a mediator.”

Michael is a keen golfer and served as President of the Lakes Golf Club from 2014 to 2018.