Fees & Legal Aid

Financial claims under £50,000 – Fixed fee Scheme

Amount being claimed Fees per party Length of session
£5000 or less £125 + VAT 2 hours remote only
£5000 to £15,000 £320 + VAT 3 hours
£15,000 – £50,000 £445 + VAT 4 hours
Each additional hour is charged  at £100 + VAT per party

Financial claims £50,000 – £100,000 and non-money claims

Private fees from £1125 – 1500 plus VAT per party for one day (10am – 5pm). Fee paid in advance.

£110 plus VAT per party for any additional hours. Payable within 30 days of mediation.

  • Assistance identifying the right mediator; setting a date; issuing parties with Agreement to Mediate documents
  • One day mediation (eg 10am – 5pm)
  • Up to 3 hours reading/preparation
  • In person mediations taking place at our office in Holborn will be provided with three rooms and refreshments
  • Remote mediation will be provided with a Zoom Link and online breakout rooms will be allocated for parties and for legal representatives to meet confidentially
  • In person mediations taking place at a secondary venue will incur cost of venue and refreshments split between parties

Claims in excess of £100,000 or highly complex non-money claims

Fee estimate offered following discussion on the nature of the dispute, the skills you think are required and the appropriate fee level.

Legal aid continues to be available to cover the reasonable cost of civil mediation where there is a public funding certificate.

£100.80 per hour covers cost for all legally aided parties. If a party is not covered by legal aid that party will pay private fees rates.

Family mediation fees

MIAM £60 + VAT per person in advance of mediation

Family Mediation can be one session or multiple sessions spread out with around two weeks between. The fee is usually split between the parties.

Session one (1 – 2 hours)  First hour £350 + VAT, any addition hours £250 + VAT

All subsequent sessions £250 + VAT, per hour

For further information on mediation please email mediationclerks@gclaw.co.uk or call 020 7993 7600.