How the scheme will work

A nationwide pilot mediation scheme is being run from 1 October 2019, to evaluate the impact of mediation on Court of Protection proceedings.

The pilot will only apply to cases that have been issued in the Court of Protection.

What the scheme offers

The scheme offers participants:
i) A suitably qualified and experienced mediator who will conduct the mediation at a reduced fee of £100.80 per hour (plus travel costs). This is in line with legal aid rates.
ii) Use of the scheme process and scheme documentation.
iii) The opportunity to be a participant in important research.

What is required from participants?

Information about participating in the scheme evaluation is available here.

How to partake in the scheme

Any professional or member of the public wishing to partake in the scheme should contact their chosen mediator in the first instance, and the mediation will then progress in accordance with the scheme guide.

Scheme guide

A scheme guide is available for download.


If you have a general question about the pilot, please get in touch with Holly Mieville-Hawkins at Enable Law in the first instance.