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If you are eligible for public funding (legal aid) your assessment (MIAM) is free and your next mediation session is also free and that includes the other party at no additional cost. The government wish to deter people from attending court and instead try mediation to resolve disputes.

If you are not eligible for public funding the following charges apply, we try to keep these costs to a minimum however as a charity we do have to cover our costs.

From 1st November 2016

Costs per client
Initial Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) : £70 + Vat Total £84.00

Cost for each Mediation session (up to 1.5 hours) is dependant on your total income per annum:
These payments are for each session, for anyone ineligible for public funding. Please note if the government changes the VAT rate we will have to amend these figures to reflect the change.

Total Annual Income Payment per person per session which includes VAT currently 20%

£150,001 £360

£100k to £150k £318

£75k to £99,999 £270

£45k to £74,999 £240

£30k to £44,999 £180

Below £29,999 £150


Mediation is about making positive agreements so that you can move on with your life.

"Our mediator did a tremendous job and acted impartially. You all do a great job"

"My husband and I were at total gridlock. We were able to use the experience of mediation to come to an agreement - wonderful"

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