Jolanda de Groot
“After years of working with a fighter’s mentality, I have also come to use a conciliatory approach these past few years. I believe it is possible to be both a lawyer and a mediator. You should assess in every case which approach works best. I opt for a personal touch and genuine interest in the relationship with my clients. That creates trust in each other and therefore long-term relationships. That is important to me, and ultimately produces a good working relationship and final result. That’s what makes the legal profession so special.”
“Always be yourself, that’s the key to success.” That is an important rule of thumb for Jolanda and defines the way in which she deals with clients and colleagues. In her case, what you see is what you get. She demonstrates courage, is straightforward and comes up with fast and practical solutions. She’s a go-getter who is able to convince people, has great empathy and a healthy sense of humour. She likes to spend her free time with her family.