I am head of planning at Whitehead Monckton and joined the firm as a partner in 2012. I trained in London and subsequently have been an associate and partner at two prominent Kent law firms. I was admitted in 1988 and advise on all aspects of planning law. I now head up the Property Developers & investors team and am part of the Rural Business team. I became an Associate Director when the firm incorporated to a Limited Company in April 2014.
Listed as a leading individual for Planning in Chambers for 2017 (of Whitehead Monckton advises developers and local authorities, as well as individuals. She provides clients with advice on a broad range of issues including Section 106 agreements and various planning matters associated with agricultural land.)
"Vicky Stoodley is a lawyer who looks for solutions rather than problems. She is someone that drives matters forward; which in a complex and ever changing world is invaluable. Her advice is always clear and Vicky helps to keep a complex and confusing planning environment as simple as possible; whilst dealing with matters in an efficient, effective and timely manner."
Listed as a leading individual for Planning in Legal 500 (“ Vicky Stoodley has developed a strong planning capability at Whitehead Monckton , advising clients on the full range of issues.”)
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I have lived in Kent for most of my life and have three sons. In my spare time, I ride my horse and am both a coach and official at Tonbridge Athletic Club.
I am a Trustee and Company Secretary for the Heart of Kent Hospice.