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Our People

At the heart of Hannays Solicitors and Advocates are the people who work diligently for their clients and it is their depth of knowledge, commitment and persistence that has made the firm as successful as it is today.

Private Client and Conveyancing

Kim Rainford

Kim Rainford

Managing Partner Conveyancing and Private Client

Kim, who is originally from Hull, qualified as a Solicitor in 1984 after studying at Northumbria University. As a...

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Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

Solicitor

Craig is a Solicitor with our firm and specialises in residential conveyancing assisting our clients in matters concerning buying and...

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Sharon Hurst

Sharon Hurst

Sharon is a Chartered Legal Executive who joined our firm in 2018. She originally qualified and worked as a legal secretary working...

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Children and Family

Gill Wright

Gill Wright

Partner, Head of Children and Family

Gill qualified as a solicitor in 1993 after obtaining her Law Degree from Nottingham Trent University and studying for...

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Leeanne Pearce

Leeanne Pearce

Chartered Legal Executive, Children and Family

Leeanne has worked with the firm since 2009 and is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Family Law. She...

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Emma Story

Emma Story

Graduate Legal Executive

Emma joined Hannays Solicitors and Advocates in 2016 as a Graduate Legal Executive. Emma specialised in family law throughout...

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Elderly Client Services

Eleanor Pullen

Eleanor Pullen

Trainee Solicitor

Eleanor Pullen began her legal career as a secretary in the area of tax and trusts in 2007 before successfully...

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Other members of staff

Margarita Rainford

Margarita Rainford

Partnership Secretary

Following a change in direction from a career in nursing Margarita graduated from the University of Sunderland with a...

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What our clients think

"We felt the Solicitor genuinely cared and kept us updated at all times"
"We couldn't be any happier with the service we received"
"Recommended by a family friend 20 years ago and have used ever since"
"I would recommend because of the professionalism at all times from the staff"
"First class service and I am completely satisfied - thanks"
"Very polite staff and straightforward procedure"

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