Family Mediation Pricing

 

Experienced family solicitors typically charge a client between £180 and £280 + VAT an hour.

Our accredited family mediators, who are also experienced (non-practising) solicitors, charge £95 an hour per client and no VAT.

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

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Family, Divorce, Separation, Child and Parenting Mediation.

Step 1: our preliminary meeting fixed prices.

Joint Pre-Mediation Consultation

"When You Know That You Both Want to Start Mediation"
£100/per person
  • Meeting with you and the person you want to mediate with.
  • Conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a solicitor (non-practising)
  • 90 min meeting & up to 30 min preparation & follow-up work.
  • Expert guidance around solving problems or disputes through mediation.
  • Reviewing other ways of dealing with your matter, including court.
  • Most major debit & credit cards accepted

Our PAYG DivorceGuide Service

"Make an Appointment For Between 1 and 3 Hours"
£95/an hour
  • Meeting with you alone.
  • Conducted by an accredited family mediator who is also a solicitor (non-practising)
  • Expert guidance around solving problems or disputes through mediation.
  • Reviewing the other ways of dealing with your matter, including court.
  • Providing documents and forms to complete and explaining how to complete them.
  • Most major debit & credit cards accepted

Step 2: some of our of joint mediation session fixed prices.

90 Minute Mediation Session

"Our Lowest Fixed Price Mediation Session"
£199/per person
  • 90 minute 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.

7 Hour Mediation Session

"Sort Everything Out in One Day"
£949/per person
  • 7 hour 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 90 minutes preparation.
  • Includes document reviewing, a session summary, routine follow up work, routine communications with you and your lawyers.
  • Most major credit and debit cards accepted.

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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 online form (download one here to fill in by pen if you prefer). Your online form 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 £120. There's no 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.

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Sat: 10am-1.30pm,
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

 

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Start Mediation Ltd,
The Hub,
Hubbard Way,
2 Civic Drive,
Ipswich,
Suffolk,
IP1 2QA,
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Abraham Lincoln

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser… in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."