Standard face to face meeting

Includes all preparation time, assessing documents, telephone discussions with both sides, and the mediation meeting.

Meeting time you book in diary £s fee per participant
Prep + 8 hrs - full day 840
Prep + 4 hrs - morning 500
Prep + 3 hrs - afternoon/evening    380

Low value, money only, telephone / email

Includes our preparation time and communication with you, largely by telephone in a series of calls at agreed times.

Value of dispute £s fee per party
£1,000 or less 50
£1,001 to £5,000 100
£5,001 to £25,000 300

Concessionary fees*

Meeting time you book in diary £s fee per participant
3 hrs - afternoon/evening 150

 

*Concessionary fees are:

  • for low value household claims
  • for disputes of indeterminate low value
  • for disputes with few issues
  • inclusive of telephone discussions with both sides, and the mediation meeting
  • in the discretion of the Mediator
  • subject to your finding, paying for, and managing the venue

What is included in the price

  • Administration and office expenses.
  • Time of the mediator all staff in arranging venue for your meeting.
  • The Mediator’s time spent reading your documents and general preliminary case preparation.
  • The Mediator’s time spent with you either at a live mediation or alternatively in continuing online communication.
  • Time spent by the Mediator with you in drawing memorandum of understanding or heads of terms to conclude your agreement.
  • Prices charged assume that in any meeting there will be a 5-10 minute break every 90 minutes. Need longer? Food and drink? You decide.

Travel and subsistence

Travel time is charged separately, after the event.

By car first 40 miles, time and cost free
  after 40 miles, time and cost £1.50 per mile
By train cost of fare plus time £60 per hour
Over-night accommodation and subsistence at cost max £200/day

Cost of venue

We charge for the cost of venue, refreshments and so on, if arranged by us. We are happy for you to propose specific preferred venue.

Important, please note

  • Please read about the time you might need for your mediation.
  • The Mediator will always need time to assess your documents and your case, and to talk to you. That will rarely amount to less than 30% of the total time you need to book.
  • It is impossible to prejudge how long you and your conflict party will wish to discuss the issues. We therefore strongly advise that you book a full day for any but the most simple dispute.
  • If the value of your dispute, as judged by you, does not justify the mediation cost of a full day, then the Mediator will make every possible effort to condense the entire proceeding into the time you will have agreed with him in your telephone discussion.
  • When a full day mediation meeting runs into an evening, the Mediator will be willing and able determinedly to persist in pressing you to achieve a settlement, for as long as you are happy for the meeting to continue. By contrast, a morning meeting is not flexible.
  • If your mediation runs over, we don’t send you another bill for an extra £50. However, an additional fee will always be payable if the Mediator’s time spent runs substantially over the time booked.
  • When you have booked, we shall hold the date for seven days. If neither party has paid by then, we shall clear the date. Of course you can re-book a new date. If you want multiple dates, please discuss with the Mediator first.
  • Your reservation will trigger our detailed explanation of what happens next.
  • Of course, we can conduct online mediation anywhere in the English-speaking world.
  • Prices listed on this page and other information about what we do is non-contractual and is subject to the terms in our mediation agreement. Prices do not include VAT.

Other situations

Travel outside the UK

Substantial mediation requiring work over days or weeks, or “live” meeting outside the UK: price = daily rate plus expenses. We will provide an estimate when we have been able to talk to you.

Fast-track Mediation

The Mediator will always try to accommodate requests for urgency “the impossible takes a little longer”. If you ask us to go beyond that to a situation requiring a temporary change of life style, night work or Sunday work or strange circumstances, we will still do our best to help. It may cost you a little more.

Prices for negotiation services and other less common requirements

Please contact us