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 a Solicitor in 1984 after studying at Northumbria University. As a newly qualified solicitor he worked for a Washington firm of solicitors before transferring to a larger regional firm where he became a Partner and managed their Durham office.
Kim joined Hannays Solicitors and Advocates in 2004.
Kim’s earlier career was in defence medical negligence where he was commended in the Legal 500, but he later turned to private client work. He now focuses on conveyancing (domestic and commercial), leases, wills, trusts and probate, elderly client services, Court of Protection and the management of our firm.
Our firm restructured during 2011-2012 and it was at this difficult time that Kim was appointed Managing Partner. At about this time legal aid was reduced and there were changes to the legal environment which affected many law firms. His capable management ensured the continuity of the firm meeting the changes with a positive attitude.
Under Kim’s management the firm attained LEXCEL accreditation in 2012 and we have been a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) since 2013.
Since 2013 Kim has been our firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.
Kim acts as a supervisor for all our private client staff ensuring the quality of their work. Supervision is provided within the framework provided by the SRA Code of Conduct (and other regulatory rules), LEXCEL and CQS to ensure that legal work conducted by our firm meets the regulations set by our regulator, our quality marks and importantly the expectations of our clients.
Kim also manages our complaints process and our clients can contact him directly if they have any cause for complaint.
He can be contacted by calling 0191 4555361.