How much will family mediation cost?
The one hour intake meetings are a flat fee of £100 plus VAT.
Once mediation commences, we charge for mediation at an hourly rate. The rate is £120 per person per hour plus VAT in Kent. There is no additional fee for shuttle mediation.
Our charges are based upon the time spent in the mediation appointment, and this will include a letter sent out after the session with a summary of the discussions and any decisions that were reached. Further charges at a lesser rate are made to cover the cost of drafting summaries of finances or writing up agreements reached in formal documents. These will be agreed with the clients in advance in the session.
The cost of family mediation is very substantially less than using court proceedings to resolve family disputes.
- Family mediation rates are generally lower than solicitors’ rates
- The clients pay one fee between them for mediation (with the exception of the intake meetings) rather than fees to two separate solicitors to represent them in litigation
- Issues are resolved in family mediation far more quickly than through the courts. A typical mediation covering issues of finance and children will be concluded in 3-5 sessions, over 3 months. A typical family case resolved through the court system will take between 6 – 18 months