Eligible for Legal Aid? 

In addition to being part of the Mediation and More private practice, our fully accredited mediators also have individual contract agreements with the National Family Mediation Direct (NFMD) service. We are therefore able to assess your eligibility for free mediation through Civil Legal Aid. If you are eligible, your case is taken over by NFMD who hold the contract with the Legal Aid Agency. 
 
If you wish to be assessed for Civil Legal Aid Funding, you will need to provide evidence about all of your household income for the month prior to your appointment. Household income is the total amount of money paid to you and anyone else living in your home in either earnings or benefits. You must bring this information to your MIAM. Otherwise the assessment cannot be completed and you will be charged at the rates set-out below. Also if you are assessed as not being eligible the normal fee will be charged. If you are unsure about your eligibility you can check this on the Legal Aid Agency website: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid 
 
In order for an assessment to be made and for you to be given free mediation the following information, supported by evidence, must be given to the mediator at the time of your first meeting: 
 
Your monthly household income (payslips) 
The amount of all benefits you receive 
The current value of any property you own 
The total amount of any outstanding mortgages 
The total amount of any savings, shares or endowment policies (statements) 
Any other capital you have 
Amount you pay in rent or mortgage each month 
Any payments you make for childcare or child support 

Private Practice Fees 

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, the following fees apply for our service: 

Family Mediation 

MEDIATION TYPE 
NO. OF SESSIONS 
CHARGE PER PERSON PER SESSION 
Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) 
1 session of 30 to 45 minutes 
£100 
Cancellation of MIAM with less than 48 hours notice or non-attendance 
£50 
Issue Court Forms only 
£60 
Property & Finance Mediation 
Average 2-3 11/2 hour sessions 
£190 
All Issue Mediation 
Average 2-3 11/2 hour sessions 
£190 
Child Arrangements Mediation 
Average 1-2 11/2 hour sessions 
£160 
Child Consultation 
Up to 1 hour session 
£100 
Cancellation of session with less than 48 hours notice or non-attendance 
£100 
Memorandum of Understanding – Child Issues 
£100 
Issue Open Financial Statement and/or Memorandum of Understanding 
£150 
Payment is accepted by cash or card before the session, on the day. 
 
A non-returnable deposit of £50 is taken when you book a MIAM appointment against non-attendance or late cancellation (less than 48 hours).  
 
The remaining £50 is payable at the start of the session. 
 
The fee for Court Forms must be paid before the form is issued. 
 
A non-returnable deposit of £100 per person is taken when the first mediation session is booked. This is held against non-attendance or late cancellation (less than 48 hours).  

Family Issues Mediation 

TYPE OF MEETING 
DURATION 
COST PER ADULT 
Initial meeting Each adult individual 
30 minutes 
£50 
Joint meeting All parties in the same room 
2 hours 
£160 per adult * 
Joint meeting (Shuttle) Parties in separate rooms 
2  hours 
£320 per adult * 
* Extra charges apply if meeting exceeds time. 
 
We set our fees at a low hourly rate of £80 per adult to enable as much participation as possible. Children are not charged. 
 
Typically, we would expect to see each person for an initial ½ hour meeting. If all parties agree to a joint meeting, a 2 hour mediation session would be booked. Further sessions could be booked if necessary, or desirable. 
 
If you are not able to be in the same room as the other participants, two mediators would be involved which means you pay double. Whenever possible, we would always hope to end the meeting with a face to face summing-up. 

Workplace Mediation 

The fees involved will depend on the complexity of the issues, the number of people involved and the number of meetings required. 
 
There is a minimum fee of £800. 
 
Charges will vary with each case. Once a fee has been agreed a written contract will be raised for the referring organisation and the mediation service to sign. Please contact us for a no obligation quote of fees for your situation. 
 
A typical example of the fees we charge is given here for guidance. 
Initial meeting between the referrer and the lead mediator 
£240 
Minimum charge for mediation day (5 hours) 
£800 
Mediator mileage (if required) 
50p per mile 
Other mediator expenses by prior agreement. 

Community Mediation 

The fees involved will depend on the complexity of the issues, the number of people involved and the number of meetings required. 
 
There is a minimum fee of £450. 
 
Charges will vary with each case. Once a fee has been agreed a written contract will be raised for the relevant parties and the mediation service to sign. Please contact us for a no obligation quote of fees for your situation. 
 
A typical example of the fees we charge is given here for guidance. 
Initial letters and arranging a joint meeting 
£200 
Minimum charge for mediation session (3 hour meeting) 
£450 
Mediator mileage (if required) 
50p per mile 
Other expenses by prior agreement (costs of meeting rooms etc.). 
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