MIAM £80 per person (45 minutes)
Mediation meeting Children – £120 per person (1 1/2 hours)
Mediation meeting Property + Finance -£150 per person (1 1/2 hours)
Child consultation £50 (1 hour)
Documents including MOU £50 per person
Typical number of meetings required
|Child Only Issues||1 – 3 meetings|
|Property and Finance only||2 – 4 meetings|
|Property, finances and children’s issues||2 – 5 meetings|
Comparison with legal costs
On average a legal advice session is £250 per hour. A half day contested hearing in court will add over £1,000 to each person’s legal fees.
In 2012, the National Audit Office reported that the average cost per client for mediation was £675 compared to £2,823 for cases going to court.
The report states that ‘mediated cases are quicker to resolve, taking on average 110 days, compared with 435 days for non-mediated cases‘.