The following relate to two party mediations, held on the UK mainland, and are indicative only and subject to separate agreement in all cases.
- For cases valued up to £100,000, the fee is £2500 plus VAT per day (up to 3 hours inclusive preparation)
- In cases from £100,000 - £500,000 the fee is £3000 plus VAT per day (up to 5 hours inclusive preparation)
- In cases from £500,000 to £1m the rate is £3500 plus VAT per day (up to 8 hours inclusive preparation)
- For cases in excess of £1 million, or those involving more than two parties, a separate fee will need to be agreed in each case.
The fee covers a full day (up to 10 hours), subject to me being able to return home by midnight. Travel arrangements and/or distance to drive will govern when the process has to stop, and I will advise parties of any particular restrictions when quoting.
Should the matter continue beyond 10 hours, an hourly rate of £300 plus VAT per hour (or part thereof) will be charged.
The fee also includes all expenses, unless there is an overrun, in which case I would charge consequential expenses such as further hotel accommodation or travel costs, and ask the parties to meet these equally between themselves.
Low Value/Time-limited Mediations
For cases valued at below £50,000, (or for those below £100,000 where the parties genuinely believe that a case will settle early), I offer a basic fee of £1800 plus VAT split equally between the parties to cover the first 4 hours of mediation.
After that, if the parties agree to continue, I will charge a rate of £250 plus VAT per hour (or part thereof) to a maximum of £2500 plus VAT for a day as set out above.
To make this work in cases where I need to be travelling the night before (anywhere more than 100 miles from my home in West Yorkshire), I would have to charge expenses in addition to the fee.