Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). £120.
This fee covers meeting with the two parties, separately, to explain the mediation process, the fact that it is voluntary, confidential, and is conducted on a without prejudice basis as between the parties, and also assesses whether the issues are suitable for mediation. If there is a meeting with only one of the parties, and a Form A (financial matter) or C100 (children matter) certificate is required to make an application to the court, the initial fee may cover the provision of the certificate.
Mediation Meetings and documentation preparation – see below – will be charged at an hourly rate.
Children matters – £180 (half = £90)
Financial matters – £200. (half = £100)
The first chargeable hour of a mediation meeting fee will include an element for the mediator’s preparation beforehand concerning the information and financial forms completed by both parties. It would not include a detailed assessment of extensive financial information.
Following each meeting, I prepare a note. The time spent on this will vary with the content and nature of the meeting. If there is substantial or complete agreement on the issues, a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) is prepared. This document is confidential.
It is usual for both parties to mediation to meet the mediator’s fee equally and, if that is not to be the case, that needs to be made clear, and agreed, before the commencement of mediation.
The documentation following a mediation will vary due to the detail and number of issues addressed. Allow 60 to 90 minutes for a financial matter, 30 to 45 minutes in a children matter. These times are indicative only. These figures represent half the cost, and probably less, per person that a party would pay their solicitor on a one to one basis.