Cancellations & Refund Policy

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Cancellations & Refund Policy

We hope it is appreciated that once an appointment is made, we rely on our clients to do their best to keep to it.

For every appointment made, our service incurs costs for professional mediators, administration, room hire and telephone costs.

More importantly, if appointments are missed or cancelled at short notice, we are unable to offer those appointments to other clients.

However, we do understand that occasionally, clients will need to postpone or cancel their mediation session.

If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please let us know as early as possible. This enables us to offer the appointment to another client.

We do not charge a cancellation fee as long as we receive at least 5 working days’ notice in advance of an appointment. (Please note that 5 working days means that an appointment must be cancelled exactly a week before it is due to take place.)

 

Private Clients

However, if we do not receive at least 5 working days’ notice, the client cancelling the appointment will be charged 50% of the fee payable. This is reduced to 25% if they re-book and attend mediation within 14 days of the original appointment.

Clients who miss or do not attend appointments on the day will not be refunded and are charged the full fee payable.

 

Legally Aided Clients

The service requires at least 5 working days’ notice of any appointment cancellation.

The client cancelling the appointment will be liable to pay an Administrative Fee of £25. This charge also applies to any clients in receipt of legal aid who do not attend their appointment.

Refunds Following Cancellation

If you cancel your booking within the terms and conditions above, we will refund your payment less a booking system charge of £10. If you paid by credit or debit card on our website, your refund will be made directly to your credit or debit card within 30 days of your cancellation. If you paid by any other means, your refund will be made by cheque; this will be posted to you within 30 days of your cancellation.

SELFMB reserves the right to cancel or postpone a session: in this case we may offer you an alternative appointment if required. In the event of this not proving suitable to you, a full refund will be given.

We trust you appreciate we have adopted this policy in the interests of meeting the needs of all our clients, as promptly and efficiently as possible. Your co-operation is appreciated.

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COVID-19 & Appointments – Low cost family mediation

If you are experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 we maybe able to help with the cost of mediation through our National Lottery COVID Fund. Call 020 8315 7460 to discuss. 

 

We are now able to offer a limited number of face-to-face meetings at our Bromley office as well as Zoom appointments for MIAM meetings and mediations. Zoom is a video meeting App which you can download for free onto your phone/laptop or other device. Find out more here.

Mediation by video meeting is a recognised approach, approved by the FMC (Family Mediation Council). We have used Zoom for MIAM meetings for several years and we have now used it successfully to help many clients to reach agreements during the lockdown period.

We have conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment and have introduced a range of measures to protect clients who prefer to visit the office from the risks of COVID 19.

Please call on 020 8315 7460 to find out more or if would like to arrange an appointment.