All fees are negotiable.
(As a guide and for illustration purposes only, the following are based on a small commercial dispute valued up to £25,000.)
Full-day (up to 8 hours):
- 2 parties – £525.00 per party
- 3 or more parties – £495.00 per party
Half-day (up to 4 hours):
- 2 parties – £425.00 per party
- 3 or more parties – £395.00 per party
Fees are payable seven days in advance of the agreed mediation date.
For small claims up to £25,000, all hours over the agreed full or half day mediation session are charged at £225.00 per hour, divided equally between the parties.
On the day, in the event that the parties decide to adjourn the mediation session, a flat fee will be agreed to reconvene the mediation at a later date. (As a general rule, the reconvened mediation will ideally take place within days, but certainly within weeks, of the adjournment.)
The above rates cover all preparation, the mediation and up to 1½ hours of post-mediation follow-up, if necessary.
The cost of meeting facilities, catering, travelling expenses and any other miscellaneous items is split equally between the parties.
The cost to mediate a small non-financial dispute – for example, troublesome neighbours – is cheap and flexible.
As a general guide, this type of dispute can normally be resolved in 3-6 hours. An attractive cost-effective “all-in” price, split equally between the parties, is available.
Matrimonial conflict is fundamentally different from a commercial dispute.
Barry specialises in complex high-value matrimonial disputes concerning apportionment of assets and negotiation of any future financial commitments and obligations.
Barry suggests an initial ”no commitment” 2 hour substantive meeting, involving the couple’s solicitors, if necessary, to cover the main issues and to agree a plan of action. The cost of this meeting is £500.00 split equally between the couple.
If the couple is happy to proceed and appoint Barry as Mediator, there are two payment options available:
Option 1 – Flat rate fee of £3,750 split equally between the couple, covering up to 14 hours of work; for example:
- Up to 6 hours of pre-mediation work including reading, communications and pre-mediation meetings.
- Up to two substantive mediation sessions of up to 8 hours in total.
Following the final mediation, the couple’s solicitors will receive an open interim financial statement together with a legally privileged interim summary of mutually acceptable proposals to assist them in completing the divorce paperwork.
If necessary, up to 1½ hours post-mediation follow-up time is included at no extra charge.
Additional time is charged at £250.00 per hour.
Option 2 – £275.00 per hour:
Following the initial £500.00 “no commitment” 2 hour substantive meeting and Barry’s subsequent appointment, the couple will be charged £275.00 per hour split equally between the couple, subject to an agreed budget.
As with option 1, the couple’s solicitors will receive an open financial statement, together with a legally privileged summary of mutually acceptable proposals following the final mediation.