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.

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

* The mediator/mediation provider should agree in advance whether this should be dealt with in one or two hours. For the one-hour rate the option is available to facilitate settlement over the telephone if appropriate, and if the parties agree.

** 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

Please note that Civil Legal Aid is still available for mediation where parties are instructing a solicitor with a Civil Legal Aid Contract. The cost of the mediation may or may not be billed as a disbursement and the Legal Aid Agency will be able to assist solicitors in the circumstances of the particular mediation.