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Family Mediation South East offer mediation and charge on a “per person” basis for mediation that is undertaken.

Bognor Regis | Brighton | Chichester, Clapham Common | Crawley | Croydon | East Grinstead | Eastbourne | Hastings | Haywards Heath | Horsham | Lewes | London | Redhill | Sutton | Tunbridge Wells | Worthing

Costs of a MIAM

FMSE is contracted to provide Legal Aid whereby mediation is free to one or both parties. Eligibility for Legal Aid is confirmed by a means assessment for which clients must bring current documents confirming their financial circumstances.

An online Legal Aid calculator to assist you is at www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid. Click “Yes” that mediation has started and have all your financial information to hand. Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) 

  • If you are assessed as eligible for Legal Aid then this initial meeting is free.
  • If you are not eligible for Legal Aid but the other person(s) in your case is, then the MIAM is also free.
  • The cost of a MIAM If you are not eligible for Legal Aid is £120 inclusive of VAT per person (or per couple e.g. grandparents).
  • If you are exempt from attendance at a MIAM and require a certificate to this effect from a mediator then the cost for that paperwork is £120 inclusive of VAT.
  • If you are eligible for Legal Aid, then all mediation costs including paperwork are free of charge as FMIS has a contract with the Government’s Legal Aid Agency. Costs of Mediation The first joint session of mediation is also free for the party ineligible for Legal Aid in a case where one party is eligible and one is not. For clients ineligible for Legal Aid, the cost of a 90 minute mediation session is £225 inclusive of VAT, per person.
  • Costs are payable on or before the day of the mediation session and at the concluding session will include any fee for the preparation of written summaries. 
  • You can pay by cash, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. 
  • Our terms of business include a cancellation fee for a missed appointment or insufficient notice. 
  • Costs of written Summaries and Parenting Plans 
  • We can prepare a Report or a Summary for you or your Solicitors as mediation progresses or at the conclusion of mediation. Our charge to private clients for this work is £225 inclusive of VAT, per person in addition to the
    costs of the meetings.
  • On average it takes 2-4 meetings to achieve a successfully completed “all issues” mediation.
Phone:  01273 694 661
E-mail:  admin@fmse.co.uk

Office hours are 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.