Prior to her call to the Ontario Bar, Veronica-Ann received her LL.B. from the University of Leicester, England, where she also served as Legal Advisor at the University’s Pro Bono Clinic. Veronica subsequently articled with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto. She proceeded to serve as Counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General, and as a Legal Advisor with the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Corporate Services Division. She is trained in Family Law Mediation, having received her qualifications from York University, enabling her to provide Mediation services and an in-depth knowledge of voluntary dispute resolution processes.
Veronica also has private-sector experience in both large and smaller practices, having worked in a large Bay Street firm as well as a mid-size firm based in Mississauga.
Veronica is a trained Collaborative Family Law Lawyer and Family Law Mediator, enabling her to offer Mediation services or negotiate creative solutions that are specific to the parties’ interests in a non-adversarial manner through the collaborative family law process.
Veronica is drawn to the practice of estates and family law because of her own childhood experience. She lost both of her parents in a tragic car accident and experienced first-hand the emotional hardship of a family in crisis. Veronica witnessed the additional distress by family members when a parent dies without a will. She understands the emotional hardship involved in lengthy estate litigation and seeks to ensure that others not have to endure the same hardship and uncertainty experienced by her and her family.