At BeyondConflict, we tailor fee arrangements to fit the engagement and to meet our clients’ needs. Depending on the nature of the engagement and our clients’ needs, we are compensated using:
- Time-based (hourly/daily) rate arrangements,
- Flat fees and milestone-payment plans, and
- Subscription plans.
Most clients prefer time-based fees for dispute-resolution work, whether arbitration, mediation, or neutral case evaluation, and for some types of dispute-prevention services. We believe that we provide the greatest value when we serve as co-neutrals.
We also provide alternative fee arrangements for our services, including flat fees, staged, fees, capped fees, and milestone-payment plans. Many clients prefer these fee arrangements for defined-scope engagements, such as:
- Assisting a client in developing a conflict-management plan to suit its unique businesses; or
- Helping a client analyze specific past (or ongoing) disputes to develop a plan to manage and prevent future disputes.
BeyondConflict also works with clients on a subscription basis. These plans benefit our clients by providing, on a cost-effective basis, a defined commitment and plan to intervene early before conflict is allowed to fester. They are particularly well suited for our Ombuds and Safeguarding Projects services.
Under these plans, a subscribing institution, such as a university or a hospital, retains BeyondConflict to provide pre-defined, customized ombuds services in exchange for a monthly fee. Or the parties to a major IT or construction project, or to a franchise, distributor, or supply agreement, subscribe to a Safeguard plan for the duration of the project. For the term of the subscription agreement, we provide the defined services at no additional cost beyond those detailed in the agreement.