• Our charges explained

    Fees

    • £325 per half day (4 hours) plus VAT per party (where there are not more than two parties)
    • Mediation sessions exceeding 4 hours will be treated as a full day

    If mediation needs to be adjourned to a further session, additional fees for each additional half day will become due.

    We are pleased to discuss alternative fee arrangements where there are special circumstances.

    Preparation and all administrative costs are included in the fees - there are no hidden extras on the basis that the mediation takes place at Laceys mediation offices. If the mediation takes place elsewhere, we charge for expenses at cost including any travel time and travel costs.

    Payment

    • Each party will be sent a first invoice after the agreement to mediate has been signed which will cover the mediation fee for the number of sessions booked
    • A second invoice will cover any further mediation fees not included in the first invoice and will be issued at the conclusion of mediation

    Payment is required in advance. It is a pre-condition of mediation taking place that the first invoice shall have been settled.  The second invoice is payable within 14 days of receipt.

    Cancellation

    If the mediation is cancelled for any reason after the agreement to mediate has been signed, we charge:

    • Irrecoverable expenses only if cancellation occurs at least 21 days before the first session;
    • 25% of the fee if the cancellation takes place less than 21 days, but at least 7 days before the first session;
    • 50% of the fee if the cancellation takes place less than 7 days, but more than 48 hours before the first session;
    • 100% of the fee if the cancellation takes place less than 48 hours before the first session

    All cancellations must be notified to us in writing.