Berkshire Family Mediation Fees

Mediation is quicker and cheaper than using solicitors and court. It is also better for your children. You can check out our charges here. Do you qualify for free mediation?

If you are on a low income you may qualify for legally aided mediation. You automatically qualify for free mediation if you receive:

  1. Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  2. Income based ESA
  3. Income Support
  4. Universal Credit

Check to see if you qualify for legally aided mediation here - https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid Or, if you would prefer a mediator to do the calculation for you, this will be done at the MIAM.

If only one person qualifies for legal aid, the fees for the MIAM and the first joint mediation meeting will be free for the other person too. This can be really helpful when money is tight.

The mediator will do the legal aid assessment at the MIAM and you will be asked to bring the relevant documents with you. A list of the documents here

  1. Your national insurance number
  2. An estimate of the value of all your capital assets, including the value of your home and any other properties
  3. A bank statement covering the four week period before the meeting with the mediator PLUS:
  4. If you are employed, proof of your income via payslips covering the four week period before the meeting
  5. If you are self employed, your most recent accounts or tax return
  6. If you in receipt of benefits or tax credits, a current letter (dated within the last six months) confirming your entitlement

Mediation information assessment
meeting( MIAM)

£75 per person
£60 per person
45 minutes If eligible for reduced cost mediation
Property and finance meetings*£200 per person for first
meeting(1)
£150 per person for subsequent
meetings
1.5 hours*Includes additional £50 per person
at the first meeting to cover the
administration of the case
All issues meetings( property/
finance/ children)
*£200 per person for first
meeting(1)
£150 per person for subsequent
meetings
1.5 hours*Includes additional £50 per person
at the first meeting to cover the
administration of the case
Children's issues£100 per person1.5 hours

  • (1) if the first meeting is covered by public funding the £200 fee is charged at the second meeting)
  • Charges include meetings and production of all paperwork.
  • We are a Registered Charity and our charges are set at a level that allows us to meet our running costs.
  • Please bring all paperwork as required for the legal aid assessment and the mediator will advise if you are eligible.