The fees for conducting a Mediation will vary, depending on the number of parties to the dispute and on the overall value of the dispute – for example, Claim Value plus Counterclaim Value. The fees will also vary depending on whether the Mediation is conducted in person, ie face-to-face, or via Zoom video conference link. Video conference is slightly less expensive.
So that you will have a fully transparent understanding of how fees are calculated, we have included a chart below which identifies the value and type of dispute, the number of parties and whether the Mediation is conducted face-to-face or via Zoom video link. Fees allow for a whole day (normally 8 hours) but if the day extends by an hour or so to finally settle those last outstanding points, we will not charge for additional time.
If the Mediation is face-to-face, there may be a small travel cost (this can usually be included in the fee however) if the mediation venue is quite a distance from our Berkshire base. Where negotiations are close to settling but cannot be completed even in an extended day, if we have to stay overnight to complete negotiations the following day, there may be a small charge for overnight accommodation. We will of course confirm all costs prior to booking.
If you require a special quotation, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to prepare cost figures for you when we have a clear understanding of what the mediation will entail.
Our fees are designed to provide a fair reflection of the value of the dispute and we believe they represent the best value available.