Shelina has developed her mediation knowledge and skills over a period of more than 25 years of combined training and professional experience in Social Work, Law and Mediation. This unique professional background has provided her with insight and skill to resolve conflicts in a variety of areas. Through her extensive experience in litigation, Shelina recognizes that court should be the last resort. Court can be expensive, inefficient, stressful and divisive, although sometimes necessary.
Her approach is to resolve disputes outside of the court process and to assist parties in reaching an agreement using a variety of techniques from more interest based (finding out what is important) to more evaluative approaches (what the law or courts might say), all in accordance to the needs and wishes of the parties.
Acting as an impartial and confidential facilitator, Shelina encourages communication in an environment of mutual respect, helps all parties gain a better understanding, and seeks to reduce conflict and tension. She ensures that each party has an opportunity to be heard, manages any power imbalance, and seeks disclosure of all relevant information. She will prepare documentation to record the agreement you reach.
Shelina Neallani has degree in Social Work (1986 UBC) and is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers. She also has a degree in Law (1989 UBC) and in addition to being a lawyer, is an accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator with the Law Society of British Columbia. Shelina is a member of the Family (2008), Civil (2008) and Child Protection (2010) Rosters with Mediate BC.
Shelina was a Small Claims Mediator from 2008 to 2015, and was a facilitator with the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal. She has resolved wide ranging civil disputes including family, motor vehicle, construction, business, child protection and employment. See more about Neallani Law Mediation Consulting here.
- Law Society of BC
- Canadian Bar Association ADR Subsection Member and Executive Member at Large
- Mediate BC Society – Member of Civil, Family and Child Protection Rosters
- BC College of Social Workers
- North Shore Multicultural Society, Vice President Board of Directors
As an experienced mediator, Shelina Neallani can help guide you through the steps of resolving your dispute.
Legal services include:
- situation assessment and initial advice
- conflict coaching
- drafting of agreements,
- spousal and child support calculations
- Independent Legal Advice