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.
Mediation - Property & Finance
- Child Arrangements
- All issues
Post Mediation Summaries
Financial Schedule (Finance Cases)
Memorandum of Agreement (Finance and Complex
Children Cases eg. change of living arrangements
and taking a child out of the jurisdiction/locality)
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.
Through our association with The Worcester Family Mediation Practice, we are able to offer legally aided family mediation in Hay on Wye to those that meet the financial eligibility test: www.twfmp.co.uk/
If you have one of these benefits you may be entitled to Legal aid:
Income-based job seeker’s allowance
Income-related employment & support allowance
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.
Go to: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid to get an indication 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.
£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
£155 - 1.5 hrs per person
Free for first half hour, £42.50 per person per hour thereafter
£95 per person. In a complex finance case if drafting takes more than
4 hours, £42.50 per person p.h . thereafter
45p per mile outside of Hereford or Hay on Wye