Can I afford mediation?
Mediation is a far more cost-effective method to resolve your dispute. A solicitor will quote upwards of £20,000 plus VAT if your case goes to court for a full financial hearing. Most solicitors charge upward of £250 plus VAT per hour.
At £96 per person per hour, our mediation is amongst the most cost effective options available. Every pound you pay, including the hourly mediation rate, can go toward any fixed fee legal package you choose – saving you thousands in solicitor fees to make your mediated agreement legally binding.
Included in the cost of your mediation is the time taken for the mediator to prepare for your session, write up any notes from your meetings and obtain your financial disclosures.
We do not charge extra for sending emails or letters, or for phone calls.
Once you have reached an agreement, we can work out the most cost effective legal package for you based on the number of mediation sessions you have used.
Remember, you will only pay the hourly rate for mediation until you are ready to choose a legal package that is best suited to you.
Mediation & divorce costs
Please note we are no longer able to offer Legal Aid for mediation.
Initial meetings – £96 per hour (all appointments are paid at time of booking)
Child inclusive mediation – £96 per hour (all payable in advance)
Mediation meeting – £96 per person per hour (payable at time of booking your meeting)
Form A / C100 for court – £60
Fixed fee legal separation package (includes your initial meetings, up to 4 hours joint mediation sessions and a solicitor drafted deed of separation) – £799 per person
Bronze fixed fee divorce package (includes a 90-minute meeting with a divorce negotiator to finalise your divorce arrangements and a solicitor for each party to manage your whole divorce. This is not a mediated process.) – £649 per person
Silver fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, up to 4 hours joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce through to your decree absolute) – £1099 per person
Gold fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, up to 6 hours of joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce, solicitor acting for the respondent, solicitor drafted consent order) – £1399 per person
Platinum fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, 2 hours legal advice, written report of that advice, up to 8 hours of joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce, solicitor drafted consent order, separate solicitor acting for the respondent and a new will for each of you on your divorce ) – £1,999 per person (can be paid in 3 x instalments of £767 pp including the court Fees)
Fixed fee consent order package (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions and a solicitor checked and drafted consent order, submission of the order to court and all court correspondence ) – £799 per person
Fixed fee child arrangement order (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions, separate parenting advice and suggested schedules, formalisation of child maintenance payments and a professionally drafted parenting plan. The solicitor will then draft a child arrangement order and submit to the court) – £699 per person
Barrister Review (includes a report sent to our barrister chambers, who will review your case and write a report of what they feel would be a likely outcome if your case went to court) – £399 per person
Legal advice and a written report based on your circumstances can be added to any package (It is included as standard with the platinum package) – You have the option of a 1 hour consultation and written report or two hour consultation and written report – £275 for 1 hour or £375 for 2 hours
HMCTS court fees for divorce – £550
HMCTS court fees for a consent order – £50
HMCTS Court fees for a child arrangement order – £215
Form A / C100 – £60
Respondent Only Service (Solicitor to manage the divorce for the respondent) – £375
Memorandum of Understanding (Free with any fixed fee legal package) – £90 per person
Parenting Plan (for Child Only Mediation) – £60 per person
Outcome Statement (documents the outcome where no or partial agreement reached) – £60 per person
Certified translation of marriage certificate – (from) £120
Solicitor drafted consent order (if added on to any divorce package) – £399 per person
Certified copy of a marriage certificate – £25
Hire of second room for shuttle mediation – £30 per person per meeting
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