For Family Mediation fees and assistance, please contact Lavinia Shaw-Brown.

Garden Court Mediation is a mediation provider for the Ministry of Justice Civil Mediation Online Directory which currently offers a fixed fee scheme for disputes under £50,000 and for which legal aid is available where a public funding certificate is in place.

Amount being claimed Fees per party Length of session
£5000 or less £100+ VAT 2 hours
 £5000 to £15,000 £300 + VAT 3 hours
£15,000 – £50,000* £425+ VAT 4 hours

* If the claim is for more than £50,000, the fees will need to be agreed with the organisation providing the mediation.

For some disputes which do not fit within the MoJ fixed fee scheme for example claims in excess of £50,000, public law disputes and non-money claims, we are able to offer the following fees depending on complexity and length of mediation:-

One day mediation, 10am-5pm

  • from £800 – £1200 + VAT per party
  • £110 + VAT per party per additional hour

Half day mediation 9am-1pm

  • from £425 – £600 + VAT per party
  • £100 + VAT per party per additional hour

The mediation fee for one day includes room hire of three rooms and lunch. The fees for a half day mediation include room hire and refreshments but not lunch. Timings are flexible and can start earlier or later depending on the parties’ needs.

For multi-party disputes, claims in excess of £100,000 or highly complex non-money claims, please contact Lavinia to discuss the nature of the dispute, the skills you think are required and the appropriate fee level. All mediation fees include pre-mediation telephone contact between the mediator and the parties, preparation and reading time of at least 2 hours.

Workplace mediation usually lasts 1 day although some of the sessions can be split over a number of days if more convenient. The fees which also include the follow up after the mediation at 1, 2 and 6 month intervals are competitive and negotiable.

Legal Aid

Legal aid continues to be available to cover the reasonable cost of mediation where there is a public funding certificate. Where only one party is legally aided, that party shall pay half of the mediator’s fee in the usual way. Solicitors are expected to secure a competitive fee for mediation which may vary due to location and availability of the mediator as well as other factors relevant to the matter in dispute.  The competitive fees for mediation met by the LAA cover a range of fees both within and in excess of the MoJ scheme.