Will we have to pay for mediation?
If you’re on a low income and able to get Legal Aid then the information meeting (the MIAM) and mediation sessions will be free. You may also get financial help with Legal Aid to pay for legal advice in connection with mediation if you feel you need it.
If one of you qualifies for Legal Aid but the other does not you will still both be able to have the first session of mediation for free.
Even if neither of you can claim Legal Aid, you may still save money by trying mediation first, rather than going straight to a lawyer. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid our present hourly rate is £114.00 per person per hour (Table of fees and useful glossary are located in the mediation documents tab). You will be provided with an estimate of the likely number of sessions for your particular case and the likely costs of any final documentation prepared.
Find out more about Legal Aid
See if you can get mediation for free with Legal Aid. Use the online Legal Aid Checker at: www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid or call the Civil Legal Advice service on 0345 345 4345, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 12.30pm.