Commercial and Civil Claims Mediation

Commercial and Civil Claims Mediation - for guidance purposes only

Example areas covering this fee structure

  1. Construction disputes;
  2. Contract disputes;
  3. Landlord & Tenant disputes.


The fees shown are guide fees as the actual fee paid is dependant on several factors, these being 

  • Total of value of the dispute;
  • Duration of the mediation - half day/full day;
  • Level and experience of the Mediator - Mediator/Senior/Expert; and
  • Whether the mediator charges VAT.

Please note that fees will be confirmed as part of our Letter of Appointment usually following receipt of the Application for a Mediator. 

Free consultation service

An initial 1/2 hour appointment to discuss your dispute can be made either by phone or by attending our centrally located offices; whatever is more convenient. At this session we would be able to offer advice and give guidance on possible action that you may take. At this time we could also provide you with further documentation information that you may take to the other party in dispute. Please note that any time in excess of the 1/2 hour period would have to be charged pro-rata at our professional hourly rate  as shown in our National Mediation Helpline fees table.

1.   Arrangement Fee


 Each Party Pays  £100.00

2.  Professional Mediation Fee


Amount in Dispute

Full Mediation*

Time Limited Mediation (per session)**

Dispute Each Party Pays Each Party Pays
1,000 - 4,999 N/A £350
5,000 - 9,999 £650 £475
10,000 - 24,999 £775 £550
25,000 - 49,999 £950 N/A
50,000 - 99,999 £1250 N/A
100,000 - 249,999 £1500 N/A
250,000 + Negotiable



3.  Miscellaneous Costs


Each Party Pays


DMC venue

£50 Includes all associated costs with venue & refreshments
Independent venue 50% Includes all associated costs with venue hire & refreshments
Mediators travel 50% Mediator’s travel costs may be extra.

*Full Mediation: Inclusive fee for all reasonable preparation time and full Mediation Day – no additional charges for “extra” prep hours.

**Time Limited Mediation: Fee for reading agreed documents (up to 20 pages for value < £10,000, unrestricted thereafter) and up to 3.5 hours Mediation. Additional hours will be charged as per our National Mediation Helpline fees table.

Additional time hourly rate follows NMH guidelines of £50, £85 & £95 per hour per party for standard day 10:00 - 17:00 after which overtime rates of 1.25 x standard rate applies.

Total fee payable is the sum of items 1, 2 and 3 above.

Late payment of fees

The Dispute Mediation Consultancy reserve the right to charge interest on late payment of invoices compounded quarterly from the due date of payment accruing daily at the statutory rate of bank of England base rate plus 8%.

No VAT currently payable on DMC Administration fee


  1. Quotation will be given on evaluation of initial dispute information;
  2. Non-monetary based claims will be assessed on a case by case basis and charged according to complexity of dispute.

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General Terms and Conditions:

  1. Full terms and conditions are provided in any contract and on our web site www.dispute-mediation.co.uk
  2. Fees and expenses, are shared equally between the parties unless otherwise agreed by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy LLP.
  3. Fees do not include agreed expenses such as room hire, catering, and the mediator’s travelling costs, all of which can be quoted prior to commissioning the work.
  4. Where a party is represented by solicitors, our invoice will be addressed to those solicitors, who must accept liability for agreed charges and expenses.
  5. All agreed expenses & fees incurred by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy LLP, arrangement fee, preparation & mediation time by the mediator will be payable in full.


  1. The arrangement fee and the quoted mediation fee (based on number of days booked) and estimated expenses are payable one week in advance of the mediation.
  2. A final balancing invoice, if applicable, will be issued and become payable on the day prior to the mediation date unless otherwise agreed by The Dispute Mediation Consultancy and in any event 14 days after the mediation date.
  3. Interest will be charged on amounts overdue at the statutory rate being Bank of England base rate plus 8%


  1. Where a cancellation is made after the mediation date has been agreed, but more that a week prior to the date, the cancellation charge is the arrangement fee shared between the parties.
  2. Where a cancellation is made within one week of the mediation date, 50% of agreed collective fees will be payable.
  3. Where a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the mediation date (excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays), the full agreed fees will be payable.

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