There are two key costs to think about when you are considering mediation. The first is the fee charged by your mediation practitioner, and the second is the location and facility where you want your session to take place.
For two-party mediations, my fees range from $225.00 to $275.00 per hour or portion thereof, depending upon the nature and complexity of the issue(s) in dispute. If there are multiple parties at the table, fees can be subject to a corresponding increase.
I require a four-hour minimum booking for a session to be held within Greater Vancouver, and an eight-hour minimum booking for sessions to be held out of town.
There may be additional charges for in-person pre-session meetings if requested, or extensive outside discussion and document review.
While involved parties can often provide a cost-effective meeting space that can be accessed at little or no charge, it is recommended that we secure a separate and neutral space in which to conduct the mediation. These spaces are often well worth the additional investment, as it can better serve as common ground in a larger boardroom setting, with the ability to enhance confidential and private discussions through the use of smaller meeting rooms.
I am happy to work with clients who prefer to use their own office space, as long as this environment is acceptable to all parties. In the event the parties prefer a more neutral facility, I am able to arrange that service as well. There is an additional reasonable cost for use of meeting facilities, which will be discussed with all parties at the time of booking.
In certain circumstances, I may require a pre-session deposit. I will clearly explain the terms of any deposit requirements ahead of your decision to proceed with booking a mediation.