Probate and estate disputes can be amongst the most emotive, difficult and expensive cases to resolve. When dealing with the division of wealth, family dynamics will often combine with emotion, misunderstanding and legal complexities to create a wide variety of challenging situations and competing interests.
Legal resolutions are rarely ideal, consuming large amounts of money and extending the dispute over a lengthy period and in most cases, the underlying issues are not addressed.
Mediation offers parties a valuable opportunity to reach a solution without wasting valuable resources and prolonging disputes and assists by exploring all possible options. It also gives you an opportunity to restore relationships and arrive at solutions beyond the reach of legal remedy.
Sensitive to the fact that the costs of mediation should be proportionate not only to the legal and factual complexities but also the means of the parties we think it helpful to offer guidelines as to our normal fees
Mediator One day mediation - £1750 in total (shared between the participants)
Includes 2 hrs preparation & full day e.g. 10.00a.m – 5.pm or 10.30 – 5.30 p.m.
Over time charge of £100 per hour after the agreed timing.
Payment is required 7 days in advance. The parties pay half of the costs each.