The fees charged for an ADR process is the same for Conciliation and Mediation

Costs for the provision of mediation and conciliation services include:

An Administration fee of 3 hours for the organisation, management and administration of the mediation or conciliation and provision of support services including Virtual Attendance Technology (videoconferencing and telephony services), which are charged at the time of the initial request for the mediation.

An ADR process fee (cl. 40A) fee which includes:

  • an hourly cost of the ADR practitioner
  • the cost of room hire (if required) or virtual attendance services
  • the cost of any additional assistance (say of expert reports) agreed to by both parties to be necessary

Each party pays for their own costs of attending the mediation and are equally liable for the costs of the mediation, unless the parties otherwise agree.