In order to give parties to a dispute of a value under £50,000 the option to employ a mediator at a reasonable rate, some individual mediators and providers are signed up to a Fixed Fee Mediation Scheme. The fees for this service are set out below.
You can search for mediators who have signed up to this Scheme here. It is up to each mediation provider to decide whether the session will be done in person or by telephone/video, although there is a presumption that mediation of 2 hours or less will be done by telephone/video.
Both parties will need to agree to mediate and it is helpful to have agreed on this before you approach a mediator.
|Amount being claimed||Fees per party||Length of session|
|£5,000 or less*||£75 + VAT||1 hour – telephone/video mediation only|
|£5,000 or less*||£125 + VAT||2 hours – telephone/video mediation|
|£5,000 to £15,000*||£320 + VAT||3 hours|
|£15,000 – £50,000||£445 + VAT||4 hours|
|Each additional hour is charged at £100+ VAT per party|
*Please note that if you have a dispute of less than £10,000 you may be offered a free 1 hour telephone mediation service by the Court once you have issued a claim form. You may also be offered mediation by the Court for claims above £10,000. There will be a cost to issue a claim form. If you are a consumer and your dispute concerns the sale of goods and services the trader is required to provide you with the name and website address of an approved Alternative Dispute Resolution body. For more information, click here.
Enquiries/concerns: This scheme is not run by the CMC so please direct any enquiries/concerns to the relevant mediator.