Our Team


Joanna started her career in the legal profession when she left college covering all aspects of the law.   In 1980 she qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives but then decided to concentrate on property law.   She qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 1985 and has worked in East Kent for over 40 years. Her daughters have worked alongside her for over 25 years. You may rest assured that your transaction will always be dealt with or supervised by a qualified practitioner.


Edward is a well-respected and experienced solicitor.  Having qualified in 1978, he has enjoyed a thriving and varied career specialising in property law and has worked at various high profile firms in the City of London at Partner level.  Edward moved into the area a few years ago and has brought with him his experience, diligence and vast knowledge of property law.  He specialises in all kinds of conveyancing work including both freehold and leasehold, residential, Landlord and Tenant, New Builds, Help to Buy, Transfers of Equity, secured lending, matrimonial conveyancing, trust and agricultural work.  His primary aim is to provide clients with a swift, honest, and reliable service with attention to detail to ensure that each transaction is as smooth and trouble-free as possible.


Having previously worked in the legal profession for over twenty years, Lea qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005.  She was also one of the first six Licensed Conveyancer to be granted a Licence to offer Probate Services to the public. However, Lea now specialises in mainly residential conveyancing matters.

As a Licensed Conveyancer, Lea is a qualified and professional property lawyer specialising in all the legal aspects relating to the buying and selling of residential property in England and Wales. This includes freehold and leasehold properties and land transactions, right-to-buy, help-to-buy, mortgages and re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions.

Lea thoroughly enjoys her work and the personal contact with her clients in helping them through what is sometimes a stressful period.


Joanne is a Paralegal/Conveyancing Executive working as a personal assistant to Joanna and Lea.   Joanne has worked for the firm for over 25 years and is very experienced in all aspects of conveyancing.  In particular, after exchange of contracts she prepares the file for moving day, ensuring that all necessary funds are in place and that the transactions run smoothly.


Stella has worked for Joanna Verrico & Associates for over 25 years, firstly as a Secretary and then as a Legal Cashier and payroll clerk.   She has a good all-round knowledge of Conveyancing and also carries out the post-completion work such as calculation and payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax and Registration at H.M. Land Registry.