Discourage litigation, persuade neighbours to compromise whenever you can, Point out how the nominal winner is often the real loser in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of becoming a good person.
You have in this short time acted like a good sherpa, listening and guiding and steering us away from many pitfalls and precipices. Throughout it all I have felt your utter commitment to a positive outcome, as if you would countenance no other, and consequently you have a achieved a good result. I believe both X and I are better off for the experience of seeing you. Thank you Alexandra for your immeasurable help. What you do is so important and I wish you all the success in the world to carry on with passion and conviction helping others in their dark moments.
The initial telephone consultation to see if I can help is free.
Thereafter, I charge £200 per couple per hour ( £100 each) for mediation in Oxford and £250 per hour ( £125 each) in London. If separate (shuttle) mediation is required the hourly rate applies. I do not charge for initial enquiries or arranging meetings but do charge for drafting mediation summaries and final documents once resolution is reached.
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMS)
I charge £200 inclusive for a one hour MIAMS appointment. If you wish to extend the appointment I will charge additional time applying that hourly rate. I will also charge for additional time spent in preparation for the joint mediation session and for any email correspondence arising directly from our appointment by way of follow up support. Once the MIAMS has been undertaken and if you wish to proceed to mediation the applicable mediation rate will apply for all future work.
This is not only for an objective and neutral evaluation of all resolution options - not just mediation - but includes my expertise in personal/divorce and conflict coaching as well as the sign-posting of other legal and personal resources. All of this helps clients to find the right path, to feel more in control and will save them both time and money.
My hourly rate as a solicitor is £200.00 per hour fully inclusive outside London and £250.00 inclusive in London. This is considerably less than the rate typically charged by my contemporaries in London and Oxford. In my experience, the most important determinant of price is not the hourly rate but the approach taken by the solicitor, the effectiveness of their communication and the speed with which settlement is reached. I regularly receive feedback from clients that they are pleased with my cost effective approach to their cases as shown on my testimonials page.
If you need help with:
- family mediation
- separation agreements
- child support
- maintenance agreements
- parenting plans
- children disputes
- conflict resolution
- legal advice
- solicitor services
- collaborative law