Terms and Conditions

Invoicing

Invoicing

3) Details will be given in the Letter of Appointment. However, in most mediation instructions, two invoices will be issued:

(i)   Deposit invoice: detailing the arrangement fee and costs of the initial scheduled period [or fixed fee] and venue costs (if any);
(ii)  Balancing invoice: any additional mediation fee and expenses (including extra mediation time, refreshment, travel costs etc).

4) The Dispute Mediation Consultancy Deposit invoice (see 3(i) above) is payable, in full, upon receipt and no later than seven working days in advance of the mediation, as a precondition to the mediation taking place.

5) Where a The Dispute Mediation Consultancy deposit invoice is not settled in full prior to the mediation, The Dispute Mediation Consultancy may allow the mediation to proceed subject to the instructing solicitor undertaking in writing to settle the full amount of the invoice, if still unpaid by the client, within 14 days of the date of the mediation.

6) All other The Dispute Mediation Consultancy invoices (including the balancing invoice referred to in 3 (ii) above) are payable in full within 14 days of the date of issue, unless agreement is reached to the contrary.

7) 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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