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Eskhill & Co | Green House at Eskhill | 15A Inveresk Village | Musselburgh | EH21 7TD | Tel: 0131 271 4000

Mediation Fees

The nature of mediations varies with the type of dispute and the needs of the parties. We always seek to provide a fee proposal which is tailored to your particular situation. We believe our indicative fees below provide good value but we do not wish fees to discourage parties' use of mediation. Please discuss your particular situation with us to see how we can help. In order to give some indication of how our fee may be calculated we have described below fee arrangements for three dispute situations: a fixed fee mediation for smaller and less complex disputes for example where neither the claim nor counter-claim exceed £24,999; a commercial mediation fee for more complex disputes with higher value claims and counter-claims; and a employment and workplace mediation fee for difficulties between employees and difficulties mediated in the shadow of formal employment processes and employment tribunals. Fees for other disputes which don't fit into these categories will be assessed by reference to the nearest appropriate scale or by using a rate based on time charges.

Fixed fee mediation

This fixed fee is designed for small, less complex contract disputes with a value under £25,000 and other issues between two parties which may be expected to be resolved within half a day. The fee in a fixed fee mediation is normally divided equally between the parties and is payable by each prior to the start of mediation - see terms of service below. Fixed Fee per party is £350 plus VAT plus expenses The fee includes a mediation session of up to 5 hours, preparatory reading and pre-mediation conversations with each party of up to one hour, usually by phone. Additional time is charged at £125 plus VAT per hour (£62.50 per party). We do not charge for travel time and travel expenses are charged at 45p per mile or second class travel, as appropriate. A mediation venue which should have a minimum of 2 rooms and be at a neutral location is not included in the fee. We can assist by providing a suitable venue or a venue can be suggested by the parties. This is a mediation fee for the less complex, low value disputes and is not available for mediations involving more than two parties and workplace disputes (see below).

Employment and workplace mediation fee

Workplace disputes between employees can vary considerably in the mediation process design. Some mediations are two party and some are multi-party or team disputes. Some disputes can be resolved by fixing a single mediation day while others are best handled in shorter sessions but with two or three meetings. Multi-party and team mediations may require meetings with all the individuals involved at the pre-mediation stage as well as greater time in in mediation and special venue arrangements. We are happy to provide a quotation after a free consultation meeting with the employer when we can assess the best way to proceed. An indicative fee for a workplace mediation, commissioned and paid for by the employer, involving two employees with pre- mediation meetings with each party and a full day mediation session up to 10 hours. Our normal fee would be £1500 plus VAT and expenses. The hourly rate for additional hours is £125.

Time Charges:

Where a fee scale or fee proposal is not used or additional hours fall due under the fee scale above, the fee rate will be based on £125 per hour plus VAT per mediator unless otherwise agreed.
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Terms of Service:

1. All the above rates are exclusive of VAT which is currently charged at 20% 2. The Mediation Session charge includes the services of a lead and an assistant mediator where we deem it to be appropriate at no additional charge. 3. The fee will normally be invoiced in two parts: the first, which includes the fee for the preparatory work and mediation day, is due for payment seven days before the Mediation; and the second which covers any extra hours and expenses is due for payment within seven days of the Mediation ending. 4. Cancellation of the Mediation by either party will result in the following fees: i. More than 14 days before the scheduled Session: Any non-recoverable expenses and a charge of £100 per party. ii. Between 1 & 14 days before the Session: Any non-recoverable expenses and a charge of 50% of the mediation fees. iii. Less than 24 hours before Session: Any non-recoverable expenses and a charge of the full mediation fees. iv. If a postponement of the mediation is agreed the cancellation charges will be abated to any non-recoverable expenses.

Notes to Fees:

Venue - The choice of venue is for agreement with the parties in commercial disputes or employer in workplace disputes. It is advisable to hold the mediation at a neutral venue and away from the normal place of work of the participants, The accommodation needed is one private room for each participant and one for the joint meetings. As a guide 3 rooms in a 3/4 star hotel may be in the range of £400 to £750 per day. Where appropriate we can offer Green House at Eskhill or Mains of Rymore for £250. Other Expenses Travel 45p per mile Refreshments at cost (lunch and coffee) between £15 - £25 per person Incidentals (postage, telephone, copying, etc) no charge where level is small

Commercial mediation fee

This is an indicative fee for a larger scale, more complex, mediation and we have set out three levels: up to £249,999; between £250,000 and £499,999; and, between £500,000 and £999,999. Disputes with a value of the claim or counter-claim being £1m or over we will provide a bespoke quotation. The fee is in three parts: a fee for preparatory work, a fee for the mediation day; and, a fee for additional hours. For disputes with a claim or counter claim of £1m and over please contact us for a quotation.
Eskhill & Co | Green House at Eskhill | 15A Inveresk Village | Musselburgh EH21 7TD | Tel: 0131 271 4000

Mediation Fees

The nature of mediations varies with the type of dispute and the needs of the parties. We always seek to provide a fee proposal which is tailored to your particular situation. We believe our indicative fees below provide good value but we do not wish fees to discourage parties' use of mediation. Please discuss your particular situation with us to see how we can help. In order to give some indication of how our fee may be calculated we have described below fee arrangements for three dispute situations: a fixed fee mediation for smaller and less complex disputes for example where neither the claim nor counter-claim exceed £24,999; a commercial mediation fee for more complex disputes with higher value claims and counter-claims; and a employment and workplace mediation fee for difficulties between employees and difficulties mediated in the shadow of formal employment processes and employment tribunals. Fees for other disputes which don't fit into these categories will be assessed by reference to the nearest appropriate scale or by using a rate based on time charges.

Fixed fee mediation

This fixed fee is designed for small, less complex contract disputes with a value under £25,000 and other issues between two parties which may be expected to be resolved within half a day. The fee in a fixed fee mediation is normally divided equally between the parties and is payable by each prior to the start of mediation - see terms of service below. Fixed Fee per party is £350 plus VAT plus expenses The fee includes a mediation session of up to 5 hours, preparatory reading and pre-mediation conversations with each party of up to one hour, usually by phone. Additional time is charged at £125 plus VAT per hour (£62.50 per party). We do not charge for travel time and travel expenses are charged at 45p per mile or second class travel, as appropriate. A mediation venue which should have a minimum of 2 rooms and be at a neutral location is not included in the fee. We can assist by providing a suitable venue or a venue can be suggested by the parties. This is a mediation fee for the less complex, low value disputes and is not available for mediations involving more than two parties and workplace disputes (see below).

Commercial mediation fee

This is an indicative fee for a larger scale, more complex, mediation and we have set out three levels: up to £249,999; between £250,000 and £499,999; and, between £500,000 and £999,999. Disputes with a value of the claim or counter-claim being £1m or over we will provide a bespoke quotation. The fee is in three parts: a fee for preparatory work, a fee for the mediation day; and, a fee for additional hours. For disputes with a claim or counter claim of £1m and over please contact us for a quotation.

Employment and workplace mediation

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Workplace disputes between employees can vary considerably in the mediation process design. Some mediations are two party and some are multi-party or team disputes. Some disputes can be resolved by fixing a single mediation day while others are best handled in shorter sessions but with two or three meetings. Multi-party and team mediations may require meetings with all the individuals involved at the pre-mediation stage as well as greater time in in mediation and special venue arrangements. We are happy to provide a quotation after a free consultation meeting with the employer when we can assess the best way to proceed. An indicative fee for a workplace mediation, commissioned and paid for by the employer, involving two employees with pre-mediation meetings with each party and a full day mediation session up to 10 hours. Our normal fee would be £1500 plus VAT and expenses. The hourly rate for additional hours is £125.

Time Charges:

Where a fee scale or fee proposal is not used or additional hours fall due under the fee scale above, the fee rate will be based on £125 per hour plus VAT per mediator unless otherwise agreed.
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Terms of Service:

1. All the above rates are exclusive of VAT which is currently charged at 20% 2. The Mediation Session charge includes the services of a lead and an assistant mediator where we deem it to be appropriate at no additional charge. 3. The fee will normally be invoiced in two parts: the first, which includes the fee for the preparatory work and mediation day, is due for payment seven days before the Mediation; and the second which covers any extra hours and expenses is due for payment within seven days of the Mediation ending. 4. Cancellation of the Mediation by either party will result in the following fees: i. More than 14 days before the scheduled Session: Any non- recoverable expenses and a charge of £100 per party. ii. Between 1 & 14 days before the Session: Any non- recoverable expenses and a charge of 50% of the mediation fees. iii. Less than 24 hours before Session: Any non-recoverable expenses and a charge of the full mediation fees. iv. If a postponement of the mediation is agreed the cancellation charges will be abated to any non-recoverable expenses.

Notes to Fees:

Venue - The choice of venue is for agreement with the parties in commercial disputes or employer in workplace disputes. It is advisable to hold the mediation at a neutral venue and away from the normal place of work of the participants, The accommodation needed is one private room for each participant and one for the joint meetings. As a guide 3 rooms in a 3/4 star hotel may be in the range of £400 to £750 per day. Where appropriate we can offer Green House at Eskhill or Mains of Rymore for £250. Other Expenses Travel 45p per mile Refreshments at cost (lunch and coffee) between £15 - £25 per person Incidentals (postage, telephone, copying, etc) no charge where level is small
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