How much does mediation cost ?
We aim to provide commercial mediators at competitive prices by agreement with the parties. The mediation fee will depend upon the amount in dispute, the complexity of the issues (in particular the amount of pre-reading necessary), the number of parties, the experience of the mediator and whether the mediator is providing the mediation accommodation.
- A two party mediation involving a dispute of £50,000 requiring mediation time of 4 hours with one hour preparation would be charged at £500 to £750 per party plus VAT with additional hours being charged at £100 to £150 per party plus VAT.
- A two party mediation involving a dispute of £250,000 requiring mediation time of 7 hours with two hours preparation would be charged at £1,000 to £1,500 per party plus VAT with additional hours being charged at £125 to £175 per party plus VAT.
- A three party mediation involving a dispute of £350,000 requiring mediation time of 7 hours with three hours preparation would be charged at £750 to £1,200 per party plus VAT with additional hours being charged at £100 to £125 per party plus VAT.
The workplace mediation process is a staged process requiring careful design. The process starts with a background briefing by the client, and is typically followed by individual meetings between the mediator and the parties. These meetings are then usually followed by a joint meeting involving all parties. The joint meeting might be followed by further private meetings and follow up sessions.
Fees for workplace mediations are usually paid by the employer.
Workplace mediators can charge by reference to an hourly rate, typically £150 per hour plus VAT, or by reference to a fixed fee with specific agreement as to what will be included.
Talk to one of our workplace mediators to find out what process would be suitable for your workplace conflict and how much this would cost.
Pro bono assistance
In support of local organisations and charities, Oxford Mediation is able to offer mediation and advice about methods of dispute resolution on a pro bono basis. Those wishing to know more about this scheme should contact us for further information.