Mediation Process & Fees

Residency Status Stage of Mediation
1-hour Pre-mediation Session 3- hours First Mediation Session 3- hours  Second Mediation Session Subsequent Mediation Sessions
Weekday (Monday to Friday, 9.30-5.30pm) Singapore Citizens/PR $162 per party $567 per party $283 per party $101 per party per hour
Non-Singapore Citizen/PR $200 per party $700 per party $350 per party $125 per party
Saturday (10am-4pm) Singapore Citizens/PR $200 per party $700 per party $350 per party $125 per party
Non-Singapore Citizen/PR $200 per party $700 per party $350 per party $125 per party

Parties to mediation are charged separately.

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents automatically receive base-line subsidy for weekday appointments only. Further subsides are available upon request, and are based on the referring organization and/or a means test.

1 hour Pre-mediation Session

The pre-mediation session can be held jointly or separately with the aim of clarifying the nature of the dispute and the expectations of mediation, so that parties can make an informed decision on whether mediation is their preferred approach for the disputed issue(s). Parties may choose to withdraw from mediation at this stage.

Should parties choose to mediate their dispute, the necessary preparations for the first mediation session will also be discussed.

3 hours First Mediation Session

Parties are to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled mediation session to sign the mediation agreement and complete other administrative procedures.

3 hours Second Mediation Session and Subsequent Mediation Sessions

Mediation sessions beyond the first mediation session will be scheduled where necessary. Like the first mediation session, the second mediation session is held in a 3-hour bloc. Third and subsequent mediation sessions will be scheduled on an hourly basis as the case requires.