The Cost of Mediation
If you are financially eligible for Legal Aid, you will not need to pay for mediation. If you want to check whether you will qualify, please follow this link: www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
If you do not qualify for legal aid our charges are;
- Assessment meeting (MIAM) – No charge at all if eligible for Public Funding and the correct evidence is obtained, if not eligible for Public Funding – Assessment meeting – £100 plus VAT (to include signing the form) payable on the day of appointment.
- Joint sessions (hour and a half) if privately paying – £150 plus VAT, per person, per session for children only issues and £250 plus VAT for financial issues and all issues, again per person, per session. There will also be a charge of £50 plus VAT per person, per session for the preparation of Interim Statements of Outcome. These documents are prepared after each session. There may also be a charge of £100 plus VAT per hour per person for preparation work in complicated financial matters. If an agreement is reached there will be an additional charge each for the preparation of a Memorandum of Understanding, £120 plus VAT for children issues only, £150 plus VAT for financial issues and £150 plus VAT for all issues ie children and finances. Invoices for all of these will be sent after the appointment. If eligible for Public Funding and the correct evidence is obtained – no charges for joint sessions or Memorandum of Understandings.
- Voice of the Child mediation – costs to be discussed at initial individual assessment (MIAM).