First of all remember that the average legal cost for each person going through the Court process to a Final Hearing can be anything from £5,000.00 to £10,000.00 or even £50,000.00 and beyond for complex cases. Mediation has to be a better option, you arrive at your own solutions, the process is under your control and you decide the number of sessions you have.
We offer initial telephone conversations for no charge.
The cost of an individual initial meeting or a MIAMS is £80.
The cost of a Mediation meeting is £100.00 per hour for each person, payable at the end of every meeting. Most people need between 2 and 4 sessions of an hour and a half, each session.
The cost of preparation of all documentation including the Open Summary of Financial Information and Memorandum of Association may vary according to the complexity, but it is normally £200.00.
Given the variation in individual circumstances it is difficult to give a fair estimate of average costs.
We can offer appointments during the evening and at weekends as well as during office hours.
There is no VAT payable.
We are able to offer free Family Mediation to anyone who is eligible for legal aid through our partnership with Compass Resolution www.compass-resolution.com.
You can find out if you are eligible for legal aid here
As part of a new Government initiative if just one of you is eligible for legal aid, we can offer both of you the first full mediation session free
To be eligible for legal aid you must meet certain criteria based on your income. You may be entitled if you are on certain benefits such as Universal credit, income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Pension Guarantee Credit