Fee levels vary and depend upon factors including the number of parties, the issues involved and the amount in dispute, as well as the amount of preparation and duration of the mediation, arbitration or adjudication.
However, as a guide, fees for a mediation between two parties are generally in the order of
- $250 to $300 per hour, or
- a fixed fee of $3,000 to $3,500 for a 1 day mediation, to include up to half a day of preparation
These fees are shared by the parties, so that each of the parties pays half of the above amounts, excluding tax, traveling expenses and the cost of providing meeting rooms and refreshments.