Mediation is a professional service and as such we charge for our services, however subject to assessment you may be entitled to legal aid. If you are entitled to legal aid, then mediation will not cost you anything and indeed your ex-spouse or partner, even if they are not entiltled to legal aid, would as a result not have to pay for the initial MAIM, nor for the first mediation session itself.
In many cases, mediation can be used exclusively as an alternative to involving costly solicitors and courts. As such the costs need to be compared to those and seen as a long term solution to the problem. Mediation also provides you with a mechanism to also resolve other smaller issues in the future yourselves, as so can also be seen as an investment.
If you are not entitled to legal aid the initial sessions are £80 each, and the session will last up to 45 minutes. This is where we determine that mediation is right for you, and can be a suitable path to help resolve your problems, and estimate the number of sessions that may be needed. Once both of you have attended and we all agree this is the correct route, we then progress to joint sessions.
The joint sessions are £120 per person per session if you are not entitled to legal aid. These sessions last around one and a half hours. The number of sessions needed will be determined by the issues you wish to discuss, and progress in the sessions.
If you are not entitled to legal aid there is also a charge for the two main documents we compile at the end, the Memorandum of Understanding “MOU” and the Open Financial Statement “OFS”. These are £100 each.
All prices we quote on this site are inclusive of VAT, so there are no hidden extras. There is also no extra cost for any administration or necessary correspondence.We ask that fees are paid before or at the sessions. If appropriate, it is also possible for one party to pay for both fees, something that can help out where the financial situation is causing difficulties.
If you believe you may be entitled to legal aid, please enquire and we can carry our an assessment for you.