Our Team

At V.E. White & Co. we pride ourselves on giving a full legal service from first consultation to the closing of a client’s matter. Our team will ensure that each client’s matter is given the appropriate attention required to complete all aspects to the highest level. With a positive working attitude and a first rate service, we at V.E. White & Co. are putting ourselves at the forefront of the legal sector in the Medway towns.
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Veronica White


With a City background, Veronica has been working in Kent since 1987 in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Medway. Familiar with the London and local courts, she can advise on divorce, financial and children’s issues.

She is also experienced in Wills, Probate matters, Employment disputes, Company formation, Partnership law and Commercial and Residential conveyancing.

Veronica likes travelling, the theatre, reading and entertaining.

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Christine Best

Legal Secretary

Christine has worked as a Legal Secretary for the past 27 years in both Gravesham and Medway. She has been employed by V.E. White & Co since 2004.

As a Legal Secretary she provides clerical support to the fee earners within the firm.

Christine is a “Member of the Association of Legal Secretaries”.

Christine’s interests include history, gardening, reading and astrology

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Carolyne Langley

Chartered Legal Executive

Carolyne has been working in the legal profession since 1974 when she began working at Rochester County Court. She has been working in private practice since 1980 and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in March 1988. Since January 2014 Carolyne has been a Chartered Legal Executive.
Carolyne specializes in Family Law including divorce and financial matters arising out of divorce. She also advises clients in connection with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship.

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Abdul Waheed Chaudhry


Abdul Chaudhry qualified initially in Pakistan in 2001 as an Advocate. He then qualified as an Advocate High Court Pakistan in 2003. He remains a member of District Bar Association Gujranwala and Lahore High Court Bar Association Lahore, Pakistan. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court (England & Wales) in 2007

He joined the firm in 2008 and specialises in Commercial and Residential Conveyancing and Wills.

Abdul enjoys socialising with friends and is interested in political debates. He speaks Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi and is based in our Rainham Office.

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Linda Downs

Legal Secretary

Linda has worked in the legal profession since 1979. She has worked both in Local firms and the City of London. She has been employed by V.E. White & Co since 2001.

As a Legal Secretary/PA she provides both clerical and administrative support to the fee earners within the firm and helps to facilitate the smooth running of the practice.

Linda is the first point of contact when entering or contacting the practice and excels in dealing with people, solving problems and helping members of the public in finding the right service for them.

Outside of work she has a very close family and interests include cooking, gardening, reading, walking and pilates.

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Steve Kocak


Steve graduated from Nottingham Law School with a 2.1 degree in law. He completed his LPC at London Metropolitan University. Steve joined V.E. White & Co Solicitors as a trainee solicitor, commenced his training contract in January 2015 and qualified in November 2016.
Throughout his studies, Steve has been involved in volunteering in the local community.

He worked in Citizen Advice Bureau as an adviser at Maidstone and was the chairman of the
Chatham Royal Marines Cadet Unit Management Committee for 3 years.

He was also a LPC mentor at London Metropolitan University. Steve is member of the Kent Law Society.
Steve enjoys walking and hiking. He is conducting some fascinating research into world history including local history of Kent and London.



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Vicky White

Legal Secretary

Vicky joined V. E. White & Co Solicitors as a Secretary in October 2009. She achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration in 2011 and has completed Sage 50, Sage Instant and Bookkeeping Level 1 and 2 in February 2014.
In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends and likes to go shopping.
Vicky is currently enjoying being a mother.

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John O’Grady

Office Manager

John has been with V. E. White & Co. since 2003 having been in a managerial role in the construction industry.

John ensures mainly the smooth running of the Rainham branch, and gives support to the general office of both branches.

His interests range from reading, country pursuits, cinema and he is currently learning Portuguese.

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James Wood

Senior Office Admin/Accounts

James has been in employment with V.E.White & Co since 2013. His role is as an office administrator. As an administrator he provides administrative support to the fee earners and helps the office to run smoothly.

Outside of work James enjoys socialising with friends, listening to music and playing Board games.

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Fikriye Yalcin

Trainee Solicitor

Fikriye Yalcin is a Trainee Solicitor having completed her LLB degree at University of Westminster and concurrently earned a 2.1 Degree in Law. She has also completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster and joined V.E. White & Co. in July 2016. Fikriye provides support with Conveyancing, Family and Immigration matters. She enjoys socialising with friends and reading.

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Steven Hayre

Trainee Solicitor

Steven completed his LPC at the University of Westminster and started his training contract with the firm in October 2016. He is a very active member of his local community with an array of volunteering experience. Steven previously volunteered at Citizens Advice Bureau in Maidstone. He is currently volunteering as a language teacher at his local Temple in Medway teaching Punjabi. Steven enjoys going to the cinema, listening to music and motor sports.

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Sean Wigmore

Office Admin

Sean joined V.E White & Co on the 1st of August 2016. He has completed his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Sean has started his level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration which he hopes to complete in late 2019. Sean provides Administrative support to the Parkwood Office. In his spare time, Sean enjoys volunteering and spending time with his family.

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Amber Locke


Amber joined V.E. White & Co as a Paralegal in February 2018. She is currently working towards a Law degree with The Open University. Outside of work Amber enjoys self-improvement, listening to music, baking and socialising with friends

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Ellie St Pier


Ellie joined V. E. White & Co in March 2018 as a Paralegal assisting a Partner and colleagues so each transaction runs smoothly.

Outside of work Ellie enjoys socialising with friends and family, going to concerts and boxercise classes.

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Kendra Young


Kendra joined V.E. White & Co as a Paralegal in May 2018. Kendra holds a BA Joint Honours in Law and Criminology, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies and she is currently working towards the Legal Practice Course.

Outside of work Kendra enjoys spending time with family, socialising with friends, listening to music and going shopping.

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