Family Mediation Fees

The average costs of negotiating child and financial matters in mediation are £395 and £545 (£695 for all issues) per person. The comparative cost of using litigation and the Court is £5,000 to £10,000 for child related issues and a further £5,000 to £10,000 for financial issues.

Mediation is a two-stage process:

  1. Initial Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) of up to 45 minutes
  2. If deemed suitable, one or more mediation sessions of 90 minutes each (The average number of mediation sessions needed is: 1 to 3 for child only, 2 to 4 for property and finance and 3 to 5 for all issues).

All session fees are payable in advance and should be paid at the time of booking.

If a client is eligible for Legal Aid (see page 2) all mediation is FREE of charge for them and the MIAM and the first Mediation Session will be FREE for the non-eligible party.

SessionEligible for Legal AidNot Eligible for Legal Aid
(per person)
Mediation Session
(per person)
Preparation of Memorandum of Understanding
(per person)

If clients attend a MIAM together and wish to make a start on mediation (time permitting) a planning session fee of £55 per person will be charged for those not eligible for Legal Aid.

We do not charge VAT and our fees include all administration.


If an appointment is cancelled, giving at least three working days’ notice, you may re-book at no extra charge. However, if you do not wish to re-book, then an administration fee of £35 will be deducted from your payment and the balance refunded.

If an appointment is not attended or is cancelled with less than the required notice the following administration fees apply:

Legal Aid

If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for free mediation under the legal aid scheme. Clients assessed as eligible for Legal Aid will receive a refund for any advance payment.

Please use the checklist below and bring the appropriate evidence for assessment. If you have a partner living with you, we will also require their income details for assessment. 

We are unable to assess you for Legal Aid if your income (solo or joint) is more than £2,657 gross per month, the annual equivalent being £31,884 gross, or if you have savings of over £8000.

Employed – Information / Documents Required

Not Employed – Information / Documents Required

Self Employed – Information / Documents Required

Expenditure/Capital – Information / Documents Required