Mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM):
Before you start mediation or if you need to make an application to court you will be required to attend one of these meetings.
Our fees are £96 inc vat each whether you come together or separately.
If you are entitled to legal aid this meeting is free of charge for you and the other party. Documentary proof of your income, assets and savings will be required for the Legal Aid Agency and we will explain what exactly you will need to produce. Alternatively follow this link to see if you are entitled to legal aid for mediation: https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid
Forms: (C100, Form A and other forms for court)
If you need to make an application to court we can contact your ex-partner or the other party to see if they are willing to consider mediation.
If after the MIAM you or the mediator decide mediation is not the way forward or the other person involved is not willing to consider mediation, you or your solicitor will be provided with a form signed by a mediator, which is proof for the court that you have considered mediation. You will not be able to make your application to court without the form . You will also be provided with this form if you try mediation but mediation doesn’t work out or some issues are left unresolved and you need to make an application to court.
Our fees are charged per person and are on a scale according to your gross annual income:
- If income less than £31,999 per annum, fee is £144 inc vat per session
- If income more than £32,000 per annum, fee is £180, inc vat per session
If mediation takes place in separate rooms as a ‘shuttle’ mediation there will be an additional charge to cover the cost of extra room hire. No charge if you are entitled to legal aid
Drafting proposals in a memorandum of understanding or outcome summary:
£96, inc vat unless it is more complicated than usual in which case you will be charged at an hourly rate of £80 plus vat per hour. No charge if you are entitled to legal aid.
£96 inc vat per person. No charge for each party entitled to legal aid.
If you are entitled to legal aid all meetings are free of charge. Documentary proof of your and any new partner’s income, assets and savings will be required for the Legal Aid Agency.
We can assess you to see if you are entitled to legal aid at your MIAM.
We can also tell you over the phone whether you might qualify and the documentary proof needed for the Legal Aid Agency.
Call us on 01372 360321 to find out now
You can also click here to see if you are entitled to legal aid: https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid