Fees

Community & Neighbourhood

Community & Neighbourhood - for guidance purposes only

Local Community organisations

Local community organisations are eligible for DMC's pro-bono facility. Please enquire direct via our contact page.

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 of £125 (or £62.50/party).

Neighbourhood Disputes

These fees are for small claim disputes and attract a set fixed fee for each phase of the work. The DMC arrangement fee is only payable once per dispute.

Basic charges are for initial administration and research plus Phase 1 on-site evaluation. Phase 2 and 3 may be added at the discretion of the parties. If additional research is required following site visit then this will be charged at an additional hourly rate of £62.50 ph pp. Guidance of any additional DMC cost will be given following completion of Phase 1.

Arrangement fee

Both parties pay £100

Phase 1 - on-site evaluation

 

Both parties pay

Up to 2 hours

2 to 3 hours

3 to 5 hours

> 5 hours

 

£150

£250

£350

TBA

Phase 2 - joint negotiation

Both parties pay

Up to 2 hours

2 to 3 hours

3 to 5 hours

 

£225

£350

£475

Phase 3 - expert evaluation report

Both parties pay

Up to 5 page

Up to 10 page

11 to 20 page

 

£225

£400

£750

DMC Mediator’s travel costs may be extra with both parties paying 50% each of the total cost.

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%.

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Payment

  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%

Cancellation

  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.

General Terms & 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.

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