Boundary & Neighbour Mediation

Mediation for Boundary & Neighbour Disputes - for guidance purposes only

The following shows our fees for Mediation in boundary & neighbour disputes.



"Mr Vincent was very professional throughout the process. I mentioned to him at the beginning that he was not going to succeed mediating with the other party but I was proved wrong as he was able to do so and in a timely manner. His mediation skills and knowledge of the process was very impressive.''

Free consultation service

An initial 1/2 hour appointment to discuss your dispute can be made either by phone or by attending our centrally located offices; whatever is more convenient. At this session we would be able to offer advice and give guidance on possible action that you may take. At this time we could also provide you with further documentation information that you may take to the other party in dispute.

Neighbour Boundary Dispute Mediation

These fees are for the Mediation of boundary and neighbour disputes. If you require expert opinion for boundary disputes etc please refer to our Community & Neighbourhood fee guide. The DMC arrangement fee is only payable once per dispute by each party.

Neighbour and boundary disputes tend to be highly contentious and in our experience usually require a full day mediation.

Please note that any time in excess of the 1/2 hour free period and any additional hours following a time limited mediation would have to be charged at our pro-rata professional hourly rate shown in our National Mediation Helpline fees table.

1.   Arrangement Fee

Each Party Pays  £100

2.  Professional Mediation Fee


Amount in Dispute

Full Mediation*

Time Limited Mediation (per session)**

Dispute Each Party Pays Each Party Pays
1,000 - 4,999 N/A £475
5,000 - 9,999 £855 £575
10,000 - 24,999 £975 N/A
25,000 - 49,000 £1050 N/A
50,000 - 100,000 £1250 N/A
100,000 - 500,000 £1500 N/A
500,000 + Negotiable



3.  Miscellaneous Costs




Each Party Pays





Independent venue 50% Includes all associated costs with venue hire & refreshments
Mediators travel 50% Mediator’s travel costs may be extra.
Mediators mileage 50p/mile Mediator’s travel mileage may be extra after first 50 miles.

*Full Mediation: Inclusive fee for all reasonable preparation time and full Mediation Day 10:00 - 17:00.

**Time Limited Mediation: Fee for reading agreed documents (up to 20 pages for value , £10,000, unrestricted thereafter) and up to 3.5 hours Mediation.

Additional time hourly rate follows Ministry of Justice guidelines of £50, £85 & £95 + VAT per hour per party for standard day 10:00 - 17:00 after which overtime rates of 1.25 x standard rate applies or as otherwise agreed in the Letter of Appointment.

Total fee payable is the sum of items 1, 2 and 3 above.

Late payment of fees

The Dispute Mediation Consultancy reserve the right to charge interest on late payment of invoices compounded quarterly from the due date of payment accruing daily at the statutory rate being Bank of England base rate plus 8%.


  1. Quotation will be given as part of Letter of Appointment on evaluation of initial dispute information
  2. Non-monetary based claims will be assessed on a case by case basis and charged according to complexity of dispute.

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  1. Where a cancellation is made after the mediation date has been agreed, but more that a week prior to the date, the cancellation charge is the arrangement fee shared between the parties.
  2. Where a cancellation is made within one week of the mediation date, 50% of agreed collective fees will be payable.
  3. Where a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the mediation date (excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays), the full agreed fees will be payable.

General Terms & Conditions

  1. Full terms and conditions are provided as part of the Agreement to Mediation contract and are also outlined on our web site www.dispute-mediation.co.uk
  2. Fees and expenses, are shared equally between the parties unless otherwise agreed by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy LLP.
  3. Fees do not include agreed expenses such as room hire, catering, and the mediator’s travelling costs, all of which can be quoted prior to commissioning the work.
  4. Where a party is represented by solicitors, our invoice will be addressed to those solicitors, who must accept liability for agreed charges and expenses.
  5. All agreed expenses & fees incurred by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy LLP, arrangement fee, preparation & mediation time by the mediator will be payable in full.


  1. The arrangement fee and the quoted mediation fee (based on number of days booked) and estimated expenses are payable one week in advance of the mediation.
  2. A final balancing invoice, if applicable, will be issued and become payable on the day prior to the mediation date unless otherwise agreed by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy and in any event 14 days after the mediation date.
  3. Interest will be charged on amounts overdue at the statutory rate being Bank of England base rate plus 8% in addition to a further £100 administration fee.

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