Independent Expert Determination

The cost of resolving your dispute will depend upon its complexity and the number of issues in dispute. We offer a fixed cost independent expert determination service, 4MIndEx.  This provides a determination by Independent Expert within 20 or 40 working days, depending on the option you choose. Please speak to us at the outset, we will help you select the most appropriate method for your dispute and discuss fees with you. Timescales for completion of work will depend on our availability which is dependent upon our current professional commitments.

In many cases, 4MIndEx will be able to resolve your dispute on a fixed fee basis. For the purposes of illustration we have devised some examples in the table below:

Category A                                                                                                                    Category B


4MIndEx Category A Procedural Instructions apply                                                    4MIndEx Category B Procedural Instructions apply
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No more than 1 lever arch file of single sided paper,                                                      No more than 3 lever arch files of single sided paper,

including submissions and authorities                                                                               including submissions and authorities

Method of determination

Single Independent Expert, paper only                                                                              Single Independent Expert, Paper only.


Reasoned or un-reasoned written determination within 20 working days.               Reasoned written award within the later of 40 working days, and 20 working days from the hearing


£3,000 + VAT & disbursements for unreasoned determination                                  £6,000 + VAT & disbursements

£4,000 + VAT & disbursements for reasoned determination

If neither of these options is right for you, don’t worry. We can provide a more flexible process, fully tailored to your dispute. Please contact us here to provide us with more details of your case.

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