Initial meeting (MIAM)
To start the process, you need to attend by yourself for a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting). The cost is £120 (which includes the vat).
This fee can be paid by cash or debit/credit card and must be paid on the day of the MIAM (for face to face MIAM’s) or when you book the appointment (for webcam MIAM’s). We charge a cancellation fee of £50 plus vat if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.
The cost of mediation is £130 per hour plus VAT for each person. Mediation meetings are usually for one hour and thirty minutes. Therefore the cost for each person for a one hour thirty minute mediation meeting will be £234 inclusive of VAT. Fees for mediation sessions are paid on the day of the mediation meeting by cash or debit/credit card.
Whilst there is no fixed number of meetings, we find the average is as follows:
To discuss issues relating to children alone – 1 to 2 meetings (£234 to £468 inc VAT per person)
To discuss issues relating to financial and property matters alone – 1 to 2 meetings (£234 to £468 inc VAT per person)
To discuss all issues (children and financial and property matters) – 2 to 4 meetings (£468 to £936 inc VAT per person)
We do not charge for routine letters and/or telephone calls, however if we are required to prepare a summary for your solicitors we will discuss the fee with you, but usually this will not exceed a further one to two hours work (£156 to £312 inc VAT per person).
Public funding may be available for mediation. We do not offer it here at bbl. You can check whether you may qualify at this website and you can find providers who offer legal aid here at this website