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.