Introducing Shân Veillard-Thomas
Shân has been a qualified mediator since 2003 and is accredited by the Civil Mediation Council.
She is well equipped to understand and mediate disputes at all levels within organizations with her network of fellow mediators. She has undertaken 4 years postgraduate studies in Employment Law and Mediation and in Dispute Prevention and Resolution with an awarded diploma.
Using her experience she has set up the Mediation Service, helping employers to resolve employee disputes and avoid the cost and disruption of an Employment Tribunal claim.
Shân also advises with The Legal Partners Team clients to negotiate Settlement Agreements; helping senior executives to get the best deal as part of their Exit packages with their employer. As part of the HR Law team, she is supervised by Richard and Abigail.
She has a wealth of experience as a British Army officer, a legal translator at Linklaters in Paris and London and a High Performance Executive Coach for aspiring Partners in international law firms and investment banks.
She enjoys working internationally, speaks fluent French, intermediate Spanish and Italian and basic Malay and has lived and worked in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.
Using her French business experience she also resolves French property and inheritance issues for clients. She also volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau.
She combines her practical experience and legal qualifications and research to help clients resolve disputes through mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
We have worked closely with The Legal Partners team on a couple of tricky situations over the past year, and their professionalism and friendliness has been an incredible support to the Group. Richard, Abigail, Shân and Philippa have all been a pleasure to work with, not only do you have complete faith in their knowledge of the industry, but they conduct themselves in a very calm and measured manner providing us with comprehensive guidance as well as a clear pathway forward. For both Richmond Rugby Club and Richmond Athletic Association, we are delighted to have forged such close links with one of the leading legal businesses in the borough