How Much Does Mediation Cost?
Mediation is more expedient and less costly than litigation. Typically, mediation minimises legal fees, which can range from £5,000 to £10,000 for court-based conflict resolution.
Our mediation service is among the most cost-effective options accessible. We are also one of the few providers authorised to provide Legal Aid-funded mediation in the United Kingdom. If you qualify, you will receive mediation at no cost. Our skilled and fully-accredited family mediators offer individualised solutions to assist families in resolving their concerns during separation, divorce, and care proceedings. We make time to help you solve problems.
Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) attendance is distinct. During this visit, we will present you with information about mediation and ask you questions to assess if it is appropriate for your situation. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential practise. You are not required to proceed if you do not desire to.
Legal aid is available for family mediation. If you qualify, you will receive mediation at no cost. Before the meeting begins, the mediator will determine your eligibility; if you do not qualify, you are not forced to participate.
The Legal Aid Agency will pay for both of your MIAMs if your opponent is eligible for Legal Aid. If you are eligible for Legal Aid, you are also eligible for the Help with Mediation programme, which provides free legal assistance alongside mediation. We can provide further information at the initial consultation.
The Benefits of Mediation
Dealing with family or civil issues can be difficult, but mediation can be a useful tool for resolving tense and frequently emotionally charged situations.
Family Mediation can be more expedient, less costly, and leave both parties with a more optimistic attitude on the agreed-upon result. Among the extra significant advantages of mediation are:
Greater control – Family Mediation cannot guarantee a result due to the absence of a legally binding decision. Instead, the mediator collaborates with the parties to find a solution, but there is no guarantee that the issue will be resolved. This can indicate that both parties have more control over the solution and are not required to accept an unacceptable ending.
Confidentiality – Litigation, wherein disputes are resolved in court, is a potentially highly public procedure. Unless both parties specifically agree differently, the specifics of issues addressed outside of court through mediation are absolutely confidential.
Reduced costs — In general, resolving disputes through legal proceedings is quite expensive, and the final costs may be highly unpredictable. However, resolving disputes through mediation is typically far quicker and less expensive than litigating.
Enhanced support – In Family Mediation, a professional, neutral mediator interacts with the disputing parties and assists them in reaching a solution that is agreeable to both sides. The Mediator listens to the perspectives of all parties, communicates with them privately and occasionally collectively, and guides them through the process.
Relationship preservation – Resolving family or workplace issues is already a difficult situation, but litigation and the stress of the courts can make it even more so, placing further strain on the parties’ relationship. In contrast, mediation aids both parties in focusing on effective communication and negotiating a settlement that is mutually beneficial.
Family Mediation Service’s experienced mediators are experts in the different legal sectors in which they practise. In the expectation and hope that it will be possible to reach a compromise that is acceptable to all parties, they will guide the parties through the mediation process and make it as straightforward as possible.
Please phone, email, or request a call back from one of our mediator specialists for more information about our Family mediation services.