Family Mediation Pricing

Experienced family solicitors charge from £250 up to £700 + VAT an hour per client.

Our accredited family mediators, who are also experienced (non-practising) solicitors, charge from £95 an hour per client + VAT.

Yet we also offer fixed prices which provide our clients with absolute certainty over the cost.

It’s no wonder so many more people every year choose mediation to sort  out their problems and disputes.

 

Average Cost of Wedding in UK (The Independent 2018)

Average Cost Per Couple of Divorce & Financial Settlement in UK Using Lawyers (Aviva plc 2014)

Typical Cost Per Person of Negotiating a Divorce & Financial Settlement through Start Mediation (2016)

Family, Divorce, Separation, Child and Parenting Meeting Prices

In-person Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting

When You Both Know You Want Mediation
£150/inc VAT per person
  • Mondays to Fridays – available for appointments starting after 7.30 am and  before 9.00 am or after 4.30 pm and before 8.00 pm UK time; and Saturdays – between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm UK time.
  • Meeting with you at our consulting room in Ipswich.
  • Conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a solicitor (non-practising).
  • 60 min meeting & up to 30 min preparation & follow-up work.
  • Expert guidance to solve your problem or resolve your dispute.
  • Reviewing other ways of dealing with your matter, including court.
  • Includes letter and phone call to one other potential participant and a PDF mediator’s court certificate if needed.
  • Most major debit & credit cards accepted.

After-hours & Weekend online MIAM

An Appointment Outside of Office Hours
£200/inc VAT per person
  • Mondays to Fridays – available for appointments starting after 7.30 am and  before 9.00 am or after 4.30 pm and before 8.00 pm UK time; and Saturdays – between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm UK time.
  • Meeting with you alone over FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.
  • Conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a solicitor (non-practising).
  • 60 min meeting & up to 30 min preparation & follow-up work.
  • Expert guidance to solve your problem or resolve your dispute.
  • Reviewing other ways of dealing with your matter, including court.
  • Includes letter and phone call to one other potential participant and a PDF mediator’s court certificate if needed.
  • Most major debit & credit cards accepted.

In-person 90-minute Joint Meeting

A Popular Choice For Those Who Prefer To Meet In The Same Room
£299/inc VAT per person
  • Mondays to Fridays only – first appointment at or after 9.00 am and last appointment to end by 5.30 pm.
  •  Meeting with you at our consulting room in Ipswich.
  • 90 minute joint session conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a non-practising solicitor.
  • Mediation for separation, divorce, dissolution, property, money and child arrangements.
  • Includes up to 20 minutes preparation.
  • Includes document reviewing, a session summary, routine follow up work, routine communications with you.
  • Most major credit and debit cards accepted.

Online 120-minute Joint Meeting

Get More Done at a Longer Session
£299/inc VAT per person
  • Mondays to Fridays only – first appointment at or after 9.00 am and last appointment to end by 5.30 pm.
  • Meeting takes place over Zoom – no travelling,and parking worries.
  • 120 minute joint meeting conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a non-practising solicitor.
  • Mediation for separation, divorce, dissolution, property, money and child arrangements.
  • Includes up to 20 minutes preparation.
  • Includes document reviewing, a session summary, routine follow up work, routine communications with you.
  • Most major credit and debit cards accepted.

Start to resolve your problem or dispute now

 

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Why you need a MIAM.

If you want to make a family court application, chances are you'll need a MIAM certificate to show that you've met with a mediator. MIAM is short for Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. MIAMs can only be conducted by specially accredited family mediators.

Maybe you want a MIAM but can't find a local mediator who can meet with you soon enough. Or you can't afford to take time off from work to visit a mediator. Well, you can meet with us over Skype video. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with a webcam, a reliable Internet connection and somewhere private to take our video call.

We were the first mediators to offer an online MIAM service in 2012. It's understandable that we've gained a certain amount of expertise in understanding how to set up online consultations, as well as experience in delivering them.

How to get started

You are welcome to call us for a confidential chat. Or to speed things up, you can fill in our confidential form. Doing this will provide important information about you and your problem or dispute. Once we have it, we'll get in touch with you to arrange your online appointment. We'll send you instructions explaining how to prepare.

What happens at a MIAM?

At your appointment time, you'll need to be in front of your computer or mobile device. One of our mediators (who will also be a non-practising solicitor) will video call you. We'll provide legal information and guidance about court and your other potential options. We'll help you understand how these work, how long they take and how much they cost. If you decide you don't want to mediate, we'll send you a MIAM certificate to enable you to go to court.

How much does it cost?

Each private confidential consultation costs £130 including VAT and no hidden extras. So it includes any initial confidential phone chat you might have with one of our accredited mediators, your online appointment with an accredited mediator and any follow up letters, emails and phone calls with you (and the other person). And of course it includes your MIAM court certificate should you want one. 

What happens next?

If you decide you would like to try mediation, we'll offer to get in touch with the other person, inviting them to a similar meeting. Mediation can only start if both of you are willing to mediate. If you decide you don't want to mediate, we'll send you a MIAM certificate immediately by email to enable you to make a court application.