Our practice does not offer legal aid for our mediation service. If you believe that you or the person that you will mediate with will qualify for legal aid, please consult a legal aid practice.
There will generally be four mediation sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. There will also be some work undertaken by the Family Mediator outside of the mediation sessions, preparing for meetings and preparing documentation.
Our fees are as follows:
One session (90 minutes): £200.00 per person plus VAT
Preparation of documents: £300.00 per person plus VAT
Most couples are able to reach agreement following 3 to 5 sessions of mediation. If you were able to resolve matters within 4 sessions the costs to each party would be as follows:
4 sessions of 90 minutes: £800.00
Preparation of documents: £300.00
Total cost £1,100.00 plus VAT
As a comparison the charges that each of you might expect to incur if you negotiate through Family Solicitors are likely to be more than £3,000 plus VAT. Contested court proceedings could result in costs of between £5,000 and £40,000 plus VAT.
You will appreciate from this that the costs of mediation can offer a considerable saving and will result in arrangements that you have reached yourselves rather than those imposed by a Judge.