We do things differently, better

Mackay Chapman: we listen; understand; think; strategise; explain and execute. It’s simple, but it’s what sets us apart.

Meet Our Directors

Dan Mackay and Michael Chapman have 25 years’ experience at the forefront of high-stakes regulatory, insolvency & financial services disputes. Together they lead a growing team of legal experts & consultants.

Dan Mackay



Dan’s specialty is representing individuals facing civil penalties or potential criminal prosecution by regulators.  He has significant experienced in all aspects of regulatory investigations and actions, complex financial services disputes and high impact insolvencies.  Dan has worked on some of Australia’s most complex cases. His approach is marked by a forensic, incisive analysis and the ability to see ten steps ahead. 

Michael Chapman



Michael specialises in difficult commercial litigation and regulatory disputes. He cuts through complex issues to provide outcome-focused, practical advice. Formerly a senior lawyer in a leading Australian law firm, Michael leverages his experience acting for the big guys to now advise individuals, organisations and businesses up against large corporations, banks and government agencies.

Proven strategic advisors

With investigative backgrounds, Mackay Lawyers & Advisors work by understanding how the players in your matter think, feel and act, to provide the strategies and confidence you need now to protect your interests today.

Complex case experts

Our strength is providing insight and solving complex disputes, regulatory issues and critical financial services matters. Meet our highly regarded Directors here.

The clarity you need

While we work on some of Australia’s most complex cases, we believe you should be able to understand every aspect of your matter without a single doubt.

We’re not a big law firm

As senior lawyers from big national law firms, our Directors know that a small hand-selected team is much more effective. We give your matter the focus is deserves.

How are we different?

We start and end with our clients. That means the first thing we do is break down and understand your problem from your perspective. We understand our clients’ problems are not purely legal ones – they are commercial, financial and personal. Of course, those problems occur in a legal landscape, and the solution must work in that context. But first and foremost, they are not about the law but its impact on you and your business.


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