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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 BA (Hons) Law

Kim Rainford BA (Hons) Law

Managing Partner Conveyancing and Private Client

Kim is originally from Hull, but for a long time has made the North-East his home. He qualified as...

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Craig Thompson LL.B LL.M Solicitor

Craig Thompson LL.B LL.M Solicitor

Solicitor

Craig is a solicitor with our firm who specialises in residential conveyancing and is supervised by Kim Rainford. He assists our...

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Sharon Hurst FCILEx

Sharon Hurst FCILEx

Sharon is a Chartered Legal Executive. She works alongside Craig Thompson and is supervised by Kim Rainford. She originally worked...

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Gavin Coates

Gavin Coates

Paralegal

Gavin joined the firm in June 2021 as a Paralegal within our busy private client department and assists with...

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Children and Family

Gill Wright LL.B (Hons)

Gill Wright LL.B (Hons)

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 LL.B

Leeanne Pearce LL.B

Solicitor Advocate for Children and Family

Leeanne has worked with our firm since 2009.  She specialises in Family Law and is supervised by Gill Wright...

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Kelsey Cant

Kelsey Cant

Trainee Solicitor

Kelsey joined the firm in May 2020 as a Paralegal within our busy family department and has now commenced...

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Other members of staff

Margarita Rainford BA(Hons)

Margarita Rainford BA(Hons)

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

"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"
"Recommended by our Estate Agents - easy to make initial contact"
"We felt the Solicitor genuinely cared and kept us updated at all times"
"We couldn't be any happier with the service we received"

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