renatapadrao

renatapadrao

At a glance

Skills

  • Legal
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Based in London (Central)
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, mainly at the office, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Either in or out of office hours

Evenings during the week to work remotely and up to 2 days a week in office. I am quite flexible.

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Human rights
  • International development

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

About me

I have been working as a lawyer in Brazil specialised in family law since 2009 and as a mediator since 2015. Last year I achieved the status of senior mediator after the completion of more than 200 hours of mediation meetings.

Besides, I moved to London to study Masters in Law. My first drawback about how is difficult to find reliable people to work on a voluntary basis was when I made my registration at a GP. After a few weeks of living in London, I signed as a blood donator and a few weeks later I received a letter from NHS stating that only 5 of 100 people who are able to give blood decide to do so, and I was one of them.

I have always been passionate about family cases and for this reason, I am currently working on my dissertation which is about international child abduction and relocation.

During my Masters, I have read about mediation in the UK and how it currently works which made me interested in acting in this field since I am living in London. I have been involved with mediation in Brazil and in the process of implementation of mediation after the role of the mediators was regulated by law.

Moreover, I am very proactive and committed. Therefore, I am a reliable person who will contribute to the community with my previous expertise. Nonetheless, I am always open to learning and also very easy to get along with (according to my ex-colleagues).

What am I looking for

I would like to help society to resolve their issues. Whether as a mediator or with my legal experience, I want to be involved with family mediation, preferably or providing legal advice focused on child and families.