Alison White

Solicitor – Director

Alison is a Solicitor-Advocate of the Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings).  She has specialised in children’s law for over 25 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

Solicitor – Director

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.

Samantha Harris

Solicitor

Samantha studied law at the University of Kent obtaining a First Class degree. During her time at university, Samantha volunteered at the university law clinic working on cases including a complaint to the Ombudsman where she received compensation for her clients and was featured in the Law Society Gazette. After university, Samantha went onto study the LPC at the University of Law obtaining a distinction and a Masters degree in legal practice. Upon completion of the LPC, Samantha gained experience as a paralegal  before commencing her training contract. Samantha qualified as a solicitor in October 2019 and subsequently joined White & Co in February 2021.

Samantha specialises in all aspects of family law and has a particular interest in children law, including public law and private proceedings.

Laura Curzon 

Chartered Legal Executive

Laura joined the team at White & Co in July 2021.  Laura qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in January 2020 but has several years’ experience working in family law.  She is currently studying the LPC and a masters degree in her spare time to qualify as a solicitor.

Laura has extensive experience in all family law matters.  She specialises in representing clients in matrimonial matters, disputes relating to children, domestic abuse matters and matters involving social services.

Jeynelle Vondee

Paralegal

Jeynelle graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a 2:1 law degree in 2018.  She gained a Masters in International Relations and is currently studying part time, undertaking the Legal Practice Course and a masters degree with a view to qualifying as a solicitor.

Jeynelle joined White & Co in May 2021 with considerable legal experience in family law after having worked full time for a family law practice in London.

Jeynelle is also fluent in Fanti.

Tanya Dowson

Paralegal

Tanya joined White & Co in November 2019.  She is an experienced paralegal, assisting clients in all aspects of family law.  Tanya is particularly experienced in representing clients involved with social services and is able to advise and represent clients at PLO meetings

Hilary Caldwell

Practice Manager

Hilary has been employed at White & Co since 2019 after moving here from South Africa and has over 26 years’ experience in accounts and bookkeeping.  She has also worked in Office Management since 2002 and has extensive experience in HR and Financial Management.

In addition, Hilary has a certificate in Counselling Skills and in HR & Employment Law

Hilary is currently undertaking a Professional Diploma in HR, Bookkeeping and Payroll Management.

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.