Fees and Legal Aid



Our aim is to make our services accessible to as many people as possible regardless of their financial circumstances.

Our standard charges are as below and we also offer legally aided mediation and mediation on a pro bono basis. If you fall just outside the legal aid bracket we are able to offer a reduced fee to take into account your circumstances.  Please ask us for more details.


MIAM (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting)                                         



Mediation - Property & Finance

                   - Child Arrangements

Co-Mediation (involving a second mediator)


Post Mediation Summaries


Financial Schedule (Finance Cases)

Memorandum of Agreement


Parenting Plan                       



We require a deposit of £45 when you book a MIAM appointment against non-attendance or late cancellation (less than 48hrs) which can be paid by cash or online bank payment.  The remaining £50 is payable at the start of the session (cash or card).

A deposit of £75 per person is taken when the first mediation session is booked.  This is held against non-attendance or late cancellation.

How much might it cost in total?

On the whole usually you might expect your mediation journey to last for 3-4 sessions, but if complex, it could take further sessions.

The total average cost of this would therefore be between £500 & £1,400 per person, but will vary depending on the complexity of the case.

This cost however will be considerably less than the costs involved in a court process. The average cost for a family case is £14,561 as of 2020: 



£95 - 1 session of 1 hr  

£30 - Issue Court Forms only (Form A for finance, Form C100 for children)


£155 - 1.5 hrs per person - includes 60 minutes preparation. 

£135 - 1.5 hrs per person


£200 per person

Free for first half hour, £42.50 per person per hour thereafter

£175 per person


£175 per person


£95 each


45p per mile outside of Hereford or Brecon

(All Prices above are including VAT)

Legal Aid:


Through our association with The Worcester Family Mediation Practice, we are able to offer legally aided family mediation in Brecon and Hereford to those that meet the criteria outlined on the goverment website.


If you have one of these benefits you may be entitled to Legal aid:


  • Universal Credit

  • Guarantee credit


Low Income

If you do not qualify for any of the above benefits, you may still be entitled to publicly funded family mediation if your income before tax from all sources is less than £2,657, but we will need more information about the value of your home and the amount of your savings.


How to find out if you’ll get legal aid 

At your initial appointment with us (the Mediation Information Assessment Meeting, MIAMS) we can assess whether you are eligible for legal aid.


There is also an online calculator on the Legal Aid Agency section of the Ministry of Justice website.

Click here to check if you are likely to get legal aid: 



Free Mediation for you and Free First Mediation Session for your Former Partner


If you qualify for legal aid you will not have to pay anything and you will also be entitled to Legal Help from your solicitor with regards to legal advice to support mediation. Your former partner will also be entitled to a free initial appointment and free first mediation session.

Wye Valley Mediation is regulated by the Family Mediation Council and the Family Mediators Association.

Claire Jackson of Wye Valley Mediation is an affiliate member of Resolution, and a member of The Association of Wales and Border Counties Mediators.

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