Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a mediation cost?

This depends on the complexity of the conflict and the time involved for preparation and the actual mediation. Once I have an understanding of the issue and how many participants are involved, I will give a fixed-fee quote.

How long does a mediation take?

Typically, I allow a full day for the mediation, which excludes any preparation time. It can take longer, however, depending on the issue.

Are you doing face-to-face mediations during the pandemic?

I have been using video conferencing since lockdown, however I will conduct face-to-face mediations if the government rules at the time permit, but only in a safe environment.

Who pays for the mediation?

It is up to the participants to decide who pays my fee, but normally it’s split equally.

Can I bring someone with me to the mediation?

Yes, you can, provided all participants and the mediator agree. This could be a legal representative, friend, partner, union official, etc. Everyone attending must sign a confidentiality agreement.

Does mediation work?

Mediations have around a 90% success rate.

Is there documentary proof of the outcome of the mediation?

There is normally an agreement drawn up and signed by the participants, towards the end of the mediation.

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