First Stop Family Mediation

Fiona Sawkins - FMC Accredited (0970A) Lawyer Mediator and Child Inclusive Mediator

Services and Costs

MEDIATION INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT MEETINGS (MIAM) - Unless you are exempt, a prospective applicant in family court proceedings must attend a MIAM before issuing an application.  The meeting is information based with the aim of providing full information about not only mediation but other forms of dispute resolution.  Where appropriate the other party will be invited to also attend a MIAM individually so that an informed decision can be made on the way forward.    

Individual meetings are scheduled for 45 minutes to one hour and are charged at £100 each.


Pre Mediation Individual Meetings

Mediation begins with individual meetings charged at the hourly rate of £110 per hour per person.   Scheduled for one hour each, the meetings are held on a day and time convenient to the parties.

Joint Mediation meetings are charged at the hourly rate of £220 shared between the parties. The hourly rate is applied to the length of the mediation meeting. Mediation meetings are typically between one and half to two hours long. The number of meetings required will depend on your circumstances and the issues to resolve but on average two to three meetings is not unusual.

Child Inclusive Mediation is charged at £220 per hour

Preparation of documents is charged at £220 per hour shared between the parties.

There is no charge for telephone calls or emails and no vat is applied to any fees.

Professional Practice Consultancy for Family Mediators - Individual and group consultancy meetings are held regularly. Please contact Fiona for more details.

Mediation Venues : I am able to offer mediation at different venues in an approximate twenty five to thirty mile radius of Alton, Hampshire (gu34). In particular I offer mediation in Alton, Petersfield, Winchester, Basingstoke, Southampton, Farnborough, Camberley and Guildford.