Current research indicates that family mediation is, on average, 4 times less expensive and 4 times faster (to resolution) than going to Court directly!
Typically, a mediation case covering child contact arrangements only will only require 1 or 2 sessions of mediation before reaching agreement.
A mediation case covering all issues will generally only require 3 sessions of mediation before reaching agreement (although this will depend on the complexity of the case).
There are three services we may charge for:
- A Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
- Mediation Meeting with the other person
- Drafting of an Agreement
The Legal Aid assessment comprises 2 parts
- Your income and outgoings (the Legal Aid Agency require evidence for this)
- Your Capital Assets
Eligible for Legal Aid Mediation is free
If you are eligible for Legal Aid, there will be no charge for any part of the Service. To be eligible for Legal Aid, evidence of income must be provided at the MIAM.
Not Eligible for Legal Aid
At the MIAM, you will be asked to pay £75 (this fee includes issuing Form A or Form C100)
Mediation is charged at £110 per hour
If you have had financial matters resolved and you require a more detailed summary called a 'Memorandum of Understanding' to reflect your final agreement, the fee for drafting this document is £100 per person.
We reserve the right to make a charge if you fail to turn up at your arranged appointment. We require 1 working day notice if you cannot attend.