Fees and Terms of Business

Paul welcomes initial contact by email or telephone and will be pleased to discuss his practice, cases and fees. Fees are negotiable, so please contact Paul to discuss your requirements, when he will do his very best to meet your needs.

It is Paul’s aim to provide the best service which is both cost effective and proportional to the dispute.

Paul's fees include travelling within England and Wales.

Below are guidelines that indicate the basic rate for which Paul will provide his mediation services for where monetary sums are claimed or counterclaimed.

In the event that the dispute does not primarily contain monetary sums, an hourly or daily rate will be agreed.

Please note while some claims have lower monetary values, they are nonetheless highly complex and require increased levels of prepartion. In such cases, increased sums will need to be discussed.

Fees are the total cost and are not per party.

Amount of claim # Mediation fee (daily rate)
Up to £100,000 £1,500.00
£100,000 to £200,000 £2,000.00
£200,000 to £500,000 £2,750.00

# including any counter-claim.

For claims and counter claims of more than £500,000 please contact Paul to discuss.

Where parties are represented by solicitors, invoices will be addressed to those solicitors who must agree to accept liability for the agreed charges and expenses.

A final balancing invoice or credit note, if applicable, will be issued and become payable immediately following the mediation.

Interest will be charged on amounts overdue at the rate of 15% pa.

Time

The fees above include preparation time prior to the mediation.

Fees assumes a 8 hour day after which, with the agreement of all parties, the hourly rate is charged at £150.00 per hour. Please be aware that Paul is a great believer in settling the dispute within normal working hours.

Expenses

Travelling costs are charged at 55p per mile.

Travelling and accomodation for international mediations will be charged at a cost only basis.

Accommodation may be charged if the mediation continues past 10pm.

Paul is not liable for any venue, catering or stationary costs.

If the parties cannot make their own venue arrangements, suitable venues can be suggested or arranged by Paul, but have to be settled by the parties directly.

Cancellations

Any cancellations or postponements made up to ten days before commencement of a mediation will not incur a charge.

Any postponements made within two days of a mediation and then rearranged will incur a charge of 50% of the daily fee plus the full fee for the new mediation date.