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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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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 FCILEx GDL

Leeanne Pearce FCILEx GDL

Chartered Legal Executive, Children and Family

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

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Emma Story LL.B LL.M GCilex – Graduate Legal Executive

Emma Story LL.B LL.M GCilex – Graduate Legal Executive

Graduate Legal Executive

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

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Elderly Client Services

Eleanor Pullen BA (Hons) GDL

Eleanor Pullen BA (Hons) GDL

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 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 my friends – friendly and straightforward"
"Advice given was useful and the service was brilliant"
"We felt the Solicitor genuinely cared and kept us updated at all times"
"We were treated with polite friendliness at all times"
"Recommended by a family friend 20 years ago and have used ever since"
"First class service and I am completely satisfied - thanks"

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