Costs and Fees

If you are considering mediation to resolve a problem then please contact us first to see whether your dispute is suitable for this approach. We offer a free confidential initial 30-minute telephone or Skype consultation, with no commitment.

What do  your fees include?

Our mediation fees include

  • Preparation and reading the case papers in advance
  • The day of the mediation
  • Helping to arrange the venue/e-mediation

Our fee does not include

  • VAT
  • Hiring of rooms and premises
  • Catering costs
  • Excessive travelling costs or overnight accommodation where necessary (subject to arrangement in advance)
  • Any other costs or disbursements agreed in advance

When are fees payable?

Fees are payable in advance of the mediation taking place. 

Who pays for mediation?

The costs of mediation are normally divided 50:50 between the two parties.

Standard Fees – Civil and Commercial

We adhere to the Fixed Fee Scheme from the Civil Mediation Council for disputes valued at below £50,000. If your dispute is for a greater value then please contact us to discuss the costs.

The costs of mediation are normally divided 50:50 between the two parties.

Fees PER PARTYTotal Fee
One hour mediation
Suitable for straightforward disputes of £5,000 or less.
Includes a maximum of one hour of preparation/reading time.
Online/telephone only.
£75£150
Two hour mediation
Suitable for disputes of £5,000 or less
Includes a maximum of one hour of preparation/reading time.
Online/telephone only.
£125£250
Three hour mediation
Suitable for disputes of £5,000 to £15,000
Includes appropriate preparation/reading time.
£320£640
Four hour mediation
Suitable for disputes of £15,000 – £50,000
Includes appropriate preparation/reading time
£445£890
Additional hours
Each additional hour is charged at £100 per party.

Workplace Mediation

Our fees for Workplace Mediation will be determined in the light of the number of parties involved and the complexity of the case.

Standard Terms and Conditions

Fees shown are the total costs, and are divided equally between the two parties. Fees are always payable in advance.

Cancellation

If we have to cancel a mediation and we cannot arrange a suitable alternative date/time then the fees paid will be refunded in full, minus any unrecoverable disbursements. If one or other of the parties to a mediation cancel within less than five working days then the full fee for mediation must be paid.

Overtime and extensions

If a mediation is extended beyond the allotted time then it can be continued at the overtime rate of £100 per hour per party. This overtime rate is payable within 7 days of the mediation completing.