Meet The Team

Professional legal firm in Mount Eliza

Our team of professionally trained and highly successful solicitors and support staff promise to listen fully and understand your situation in order to find you the best solution for whatever legal issues you are currently facing. We appreciate that every case is individual and unique and are able to guide you with expert knowledge no matter what problem has arisen. We will always handle your case with complete discretion, offering you constant support.
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Our Team


Our chartered Accountant Penny White is based at our Mount Eliza office where she runs her own tax practice and is available on request for Australian taxation, capital gains tax advice, superannuation, self-managed super funds, GST matters, small business tax structures, and general business advice.  We endeavour to create and add value to our clients businesses by supporting business owners to build highly successful companies whilst focusing on areas of strategy, growth, competitiveness and being highly energised.


Leanne is one of our friendly Conveyancing Clerks, who first joined the firm in 2003 and after 2.5 years of maternity leave, re-joined the team in 2012. We are incredibly happy to have Leanne back where she belongs. Experienced in all areas of conveyancing, Leanne has all the skills and expertise to serve your conveyancing needs, whether it be domestic or commercial properties.


Not only is Jan our cherished Receptionist, she is also our Wills and Probate Clerk.  Aways being your first port of contact over the phone or face to face, Jan joined the firm in 2008 and has spent in excess of forty years in the legal industry. Jan has extensive knowledge in all aspects of law, which is why we trust her the most to handle Probate and Wills under Charles' supervision. You can contact Jan via email at


Helen is one of our Conveyancing Clerks and is more than happy to assist all our clients in any conveyancing matters and concerns they may have. Since joining us in 2007, Helen’s knowledge has grown to an outstanding level and we are very proud to have her as part of the Lardners family. You can contact Helen via email at


We are very privileged to have Geraldine at Lardners Solicitors, as she is an experienced solicitor herself in family law, debt collection, litigation, commercial and conveyancing matters. Originally from Western Australia, Geraldine attended Murdoch University where she completed her law degree in 2006 later joining our firm in 2008. Geraldine is a committee member of the Mornington Peninsula Lawyers' Association. You can contact Geraldine via email at



Which leaves me, Charles White, Mount Eliza’s most respected solicitor in practising commercial and business, litigation, family, probate, wills, migration, property, and conveyancing law and have been for over 3 decades thanks to continual success and my outstanding reputation. You may contact me directly if you wish via email at

Registered Migration Agent RMA 0215656

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My Qualifications:

In 1978
Graduated BALLB (University of Cape Town)

In 1983
Admitted to practice as an Attorney and Conveyancer by the High Court of South Africa.

In 2001
Admitted as a Migration Agent by the Migration Institute of Australia

 RMA 021 5656.

In 2003
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor by the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia

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