Veryan is a senior counsel within the Safeguarding Unit, with a particular focus on safeguarding in schools. Previously she was a partner of the Family team at Farrer & Co. Veryan provides safeguarding training for school governors and designated safeguarding leads, undertakes safeguarding audits and policy reviews and advises schools on all areas of safeguarding. Veryan is the Safeguarding Governor at two schools
Veryan is a Governor of Downe House School, and she is the Safeguarding Governor at St Paul’s School and of a local primary school. She is a Trustee of the Nicola Benedetti Foundation and she volunteers weekly at a family law clinic in West London.
Veryan began training with Farrer & Co in 1997, and was made a partner in 2005. She spent time living in both Tokyo and Hong Kong with her family before returning to the firm in 2016.