Fees

Fees

The practice offers hourly, 1/2 day, daily, and longer term contract rates depending on areas of practice required and options selected. The fees charged will be directly proportional to the size and complexity of the dispute and experience level of the chosen mediator.
In practice this enables you to be able to solve your dispute problems professionally in a timely manner for relatively small cost as compared with litigation, typically from £450 per party including DMC Administration fee for a time limited mediation, and from £750 per party for an all day mediation. 

The fees shown on our fees web pages are guide fees as the actual fee paid is dependant on several factors, these being 

  • Total of value of the dispute;
  • Duration of the mediation - half day/full day;
  • Level and experience of the Mediator - Mediator/Senior/Expert; and
  • Whether the mediator charges VAT.

Please note that fees will be confirmed as part of our Letter of Appointment usually following receipt of the Application for a Mediator. 

VAT

Currently Dispute Mediation Consultancy does not charge VAT on its administration fee which offers you significant savings over other mediation providers. However, VAT may be payable indirectly on the mediator's fee depending on your chosen mediator.

Fee guidance

The fees detailed in the selected areas to the left of this panel are intended as a guide to potential costs, but in each case, fees will be discussed and agreed with yourself and/or your legal representatives by means of a Letter of Appointment prior to the commissioning of any work.

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%.

Flexibility

We also offer a flexible 'time-cost-quality', fee structure where you can choose a fee that suits your needs. Whilst always providing a professional service we can adjust fees for example:

1. if you require a shortened report with limitations of scope, then the fee can be discounted accordingly;
2. if you require an extended more comprehensive report the fee will attract a surcharge over and above our standard rate;
3. if you require a faster service than the norm then we will try and accommodate the request but the fee will attract a surcharge over and above our standard rate;
4. if you do not have a time constraint then this could reflect in the fee being discounted accordingly.

In summary we believe our service fees are here to meet your needs.

Typical facilities

Typically mediations take place in a central location, comprising high quality offices providing a suite of 2 or 3 rooms and rest area for the duration of the meeting. Facilities generally have ample parking and/or good transport access. The accommodation will have full business facilities such as Wi-Fi, photocopying and fax. Each party in the dispute will have their own meeting room to ensure privacy & confidentiality and the mediator will move between these rooms throughout the mediation. Light refreshments can be arranged by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy.

Additional charges will apply on an at cost basis and this will be shared between the parties.

DMC Pro-bono advice & help

In support of local community organisations and charities, DMC is proud to offer advisory work on a pro-bono basis. Those wishing to know more about this scheme should contact us for further information.

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New fee structure

New fee structure initiated by DMC to ensure open access to Mediation and ADR services. Included in this new fee structure is an opportunity for local charities and community organisations to obtain free advice through DMC's pro-bono scheme.

DMC also offers an initial 1/2 hour free advisory service to parties in dispute and/or their legal representatives.

Those seeking to know more are advised to contact DMC direct.

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