What does Mediation cost?
We try and keep our costs as simple and fair as possible.
|Amount you are claiming||Fees per party||Length of session|
|£5,000 or less||£100+ VAT||1 hour|
|£5,000 to £15,000*||£300 + VAT||3 hours|
|£15,000 to £50,000*||£400 + VAT||4 hours|
|£50,000 to £100,000||£500 + VAT||1 day|
|£100,000 to £500,000||£750 + VAT||1 day|
|£500,000 to £1M||£1,000 + VAT||1 day|
|£1M to £3M||£1,500 + VAT||1 day|
* If you need more than the allotted time the maximum fee is £500 for a full day
- Fees include reading time and travel
- The amount of the claim includes a claim as well as a counterclaim
- Where a dispute does not primarily involve monetary claims, daily or hourly rates will be quoted reflecting the mediator selection and other factors.
For claims about money, in order to issue a claim a court fee has to be paid.
For claims over £10,000 the fee is 5% of the claim (up to a maximum fee of £10,000) so for a claim of £50,000 the fee would be £2,500.
There is also a hearing fee for each hearing too.
Fast track £545
Multi track £1,090
Worth keeping in mind when you consider whether or not to mediate.
Although the overall success rate of mediation remains constant, with an aggregate settlement rate of around 86%, there is a variation from previous years’ audits in how those settlements are achieved. The proportion of cases that achieve settlement on the day of mediation has fallen from 75% to 67%, but this decrease has been offset by an increase in the proportion of cases that settle shortly after mediation, rising from 11% to 19%.
When linked to the evidence that mediations are taking longer, this change in the pattern of settlement rate may well suggest that cases are becoming harder, with parties needing longer time to reach agreement.