About us

Spectrum was founded on the belief that parties needed a better way than court.


Our practice is firmly grounded in the belief our services save costs compared to the more traditional path and give clients back control over their situation.

We have highly skilled and experienced lawyers and accredited mediators who provide a secure, reliable and confidential service whether for your family or commercial matter. 

A unique offering for family matters is our gender balanced co-mediator service that can make it feel safer and easier for the parties to find their best resolution. As life and business partners, Sandy and Mary Louise bring empathy, skill and experience to the process.

Our experts

With more than a combined 60 years experience, Spectrum Law and Mediations has a wealth of knowledge and life experience to help people navigate the difficult circumstances they face during a family separation or commercial dispute.

Mary Louise Hatch (Principal | Director)

Nationally Accredited Mediator | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner | Parenting Co-ordinator | Lawyer

As a young lawyer, Mary Louise worked out that separating couples need a lot of support and encouragement to work together and avoid hurting the kids. So, she decided to also become a Mediator. She now works with people and families of all kinds to help them make the best decisions they can for their family without fighting or going anywhere near a court. Mary Louise also enjoys singing, after hours of course!

Family Lawyer


Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)


Accredited Family Dispute Resolution


Parenting Coordinator

Sandy Woolley

Sandy Woolley (Director)

Mediator | Lawyer
BA LLB Grad Dip Bus Admin

As a seasoned negotiator of more than 20 years, Sandy enjoys the challenge of brokering business deals that achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. He brings his commercial experience to the mediation process and helps parties reach agreement without going to court.  This includes assisting parties in commercial, wills and estates as well as family property disputes.

 Sandy is a Director of Spectrum Law and Mediations and has been admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner since 1991.  As well as being a Lawyer with extensive commercial negotiation experience, Sandy has been a Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2014. Outside of work Sandy is an avid cyclist who often pedals in support of charities like the Amy Gillett Foundation, Tour de Cure and JDRF.




Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)

What our clients say

Here’s some feedback we received from some of our happy clients.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my lawyer and going above and beyond during our negotiation meeting


Many thanks for your professionalism and kindness

Many thanks for your help and advice throughout the process and your professionalism and kindness are highly appreciated.

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Aloka Bandara

Integrity to sincerely help us

In this journey, a few people stood out in their integrity to sincerely help us out. One was you.

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Truly grateful for your advice

I appreciate all your time, effort and support to get me through this process, Truly grateful for your advice.

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Process smooth and easy to understand

Thank you for making the process smooth and easy to understand. I was singing your praise to a friend who may engage your services in the future.

Jaya Konakov

Helped us find a different way

Mary Louise is amazing! She helped us find a different way of looking at things and work out our custody arrangements. We are now talking with each other and the kids are much happier. I would highly recommend her

Rod McKenzie

Very professional in everything they do

In our dealings with Mary Louise she has been professional, prompt and very easy to deal with. She has a wealth of knowledge in her field. Highly recommend.

Tereza Antonios

Immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses

Mary Louise was extremely helpful in expediting our mediation. She immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses and catered to us individually as best fit the situation. She was fair, unbiased and efficient throughout. Much more cost efficient than battling over nothing in court. Thanks