Alison White

Senior Partner

Solicitor-Advocate Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings)

Alison has specialised in children’s law for the past 20 years and previously gained experience in a wider spectrum of legal issues. Alison conducts matters on behalf of parents, children and court appointed guardians representing clients personally throughout all court proceedings wherever possible. She heads the team at White & Co offering guidance, advice and supervision on the more complex cases if and when it is required. Alison offers a friendly approach to all clients and is the person to whom you should refer matters if you should have any concerns.

Alison has been granted the Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Qualification and often appears in the High Court in London and in the specialist courts allocated for hearing issues relating to children’s law. She is also is a Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and a Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.

Carla Kennedy

Partner

Carla Kennedy was admitted as a solicitor in 2007 and became a partner at White & Co in 2008.

She specialises in Private Client matters.  Carla deals with the preparation of Wills and Codicils, General and Lasting Powers of Attorney and also Probate matters.

She also specialises in all aspects of Family Law, dealing with divorce and financial settlements, domestic abuse, all children matters including disputes regarding who the child lives with and spends time with, disputes with social services and care proceedings and adoption. Carla has brought successful proceedings in the High Court against a local authority for malpractice in relation to removal of a child from a parent’s care without consent or proper procedure.

Carla is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.  She is also now an accredited Resolution Family Law Specialist.   Both of these accreditations recognise Carla’s considerable experience and skills in Children and Family Law.

Carly Bellinger

Paralegal

Carly Bellinger trained as a Paralegal in October 2004 and achieved her formal Paralegal Qualification in February 2009. Carly has worked at White & Co for 14 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge, particularly in relation to child protection matters and in respect of all cases issued by the local authority.  Carly also deals with private law matters such as Child Arrangement Orders and protective Non Molestation Orders/Injunctions.

Lorraine Davis

Graduate of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Lorraine Davis has worked in legal practice since 2004.  She is experienced in all fields of Family Law.

She has particular experience in Domestic Abuse matters, Divorce and Private Law Children matters.

Lorraine can also advise and assist in relation to disputes with Social Services regarding children.  Lorraine often attends PLO meetings.

Aimee Jones 

Paralegal

Aimee Jones is an experienced Family Law paralegal.  She completed her LLB(Hons) in Law in 2016 attaining a first class honours degree.  She has also successfully completed a higher diploma in paralegal practice. Aimee has several years’ experience in law, having worked in private practice and for the local authority.  She has considerable experience in representing parents in proceedings issued by the local authority and in relation to disputes with social services, attending PLO meetings on a regular basis.  She also represents parents in private law disputes and is able to assist with issues of domestic abuse and the obtaining of non-molestation orders and occupation orders.

Cecily Welch

Paralegal

Cecily Welch is a Family Law paralegal who completed her LLB (Hons) in Law in 2017, attaining an upper second class honours degree.  She has also successfully completed a higher diploma in paralegal practice.  She joined White & Co in August 2018 and has a wealth of experience in advising, assisting and representing parents in private law proceedings including disputes regarding child arrangements and also deals with disputes between parents and Social Services, attending PLO meetings on a regular basis.  She advises clients in divorce and financial matters and also with domestic abuse issues.

The Support Team

Our highly efficient support team are integral to the efficient running of White & Co.  In the event your lawyer is unavailable, the support team will be available to assist you where they can with any enquiry you may have.