How long might it take to achieve a successful outcome?
The average time for All Issues Mediation is between 3 and 5 meetings. However, the time needed depends on:
• Individual circumstances
• The number and complexity of the issues that need resolving
• How flexible you can be regarding days/times for appointments.
Is there a charge for mediation?
Mediation is free for those on a low income who are eligible for public funding (legal aid). If you are not eligible for public funding mediation services have a charging policy. For more information please contact your local service.
At your initial meeting, the mediator will assess your eligibility based on information provided about your current income and expenditure. The assessment form is available on the LSC website at www.legalservices.gov.uk.