Discourage litigation, persuade neighbours to compromise whenever you can, Point out how the nominal winner is often the real loser in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of becoming a good person.
"impartial, friendly and efficient... Always calm in situations which were difficult at times. I could not have undertaken the financial mediation process without professional help."
The initial telephone consultation to see if I can help is free.
Thereafter, I charge £200 per couple per hour ( £100 each) for mediation in Oxford and £250 per hour ( £125 each) in London. If separate (shuttle) mediation is required the hourly rate applies. I do not charge for initial enquiries or arranging meetings but do charge for drafting mediation summaries and final documents once resolution is reached.
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMS)
I charge £200 inclusive for a one hour MIAMS appointment. If you wish to extend the appointment I will charge additional time applying that hourly rate. I will also charge for additional time spent in preparation for the joint mediation session and for any email correspondence arising directly from our appointment by way of follow up support. Once the MIAMS has been undertaken and if you wish to proceed to mediation the applicable mediation rate will apply for all future work.
My hourly rate as a solicitor is £200.00 per hour fully inclusive outside London and £250.00 inclusive in London. This is considerably less than the rate typically charged by my contemporaries in London and Oxford. In my experience, the most important determinant of price is not the hourly rate but the approach taken by the solicitor, the effectiveness of their communication and the speed with which settlement is reached. I regularly receive feedback from clients that they are pleased with my cost effective approach to their cases as shown on my testimonials page.
If you need help with:
- family mediation
- separation agreements
- child support
- maintenance agreements
- parenting plans
- children disputes
- conflict resolution
- legal advice
- solicitor services
- collaborative law