Our Charges are set out below. We are contract with the Legal Aid Agency. For those who qualify for Legal Aid, Mediation is FREE.
For those who do not qualify for Legal Aid, our charges are based on a rate of £140 +VAT per person/per hour for Lisa Holden and £150 +VAT per person/per hour for Ian Walker.
We add value over pure mediation services by Ian and Lisa being a practicing specialist solicitors and Ian also an arbitrator (private judge). This allows us to be able to give up to date legal information on a neutral basis and to help clients to identify legal problems where specific advice is needed before solutions can be found.
Legal Aid for Mediation
If you receive Legal Aid for mediation, then we will be paid by the Legal Aid Agency. You will not be asked to pay anything. We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and will undertake a means assessment on their behalf.
Planning for Success
When setting up mediation, we will work out a format which will most likely to succeed in the shortest time and at the lowest cost.
We will sometimes recommend that there is a single or longer meeting involving Solicitors. Usually there will be 2-4 meetings. It all depends. If we do not think that mediation is going to be helpful, we will not wish to proceed.
Mediation is about making informed decisions. As a practicing Solicitor, Ian is able to recommend that those taking part in mediation seek focused legal advice on the right questions at a point when advice is genuinely helpful to the making of decisions. This assists clients in getting best value for money from their Solicitors.