Our People

We have successfully maintained our reputation as one of Norfolk’s leading independent legal firms by investing in our lawyers. Our legal experts have a proven track record of successfully representing our clients’ private and commercial interests.

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Adam Bunkle

Finance Director

Adam joined Hayes + Storr in 2005 as the Finance Manager to lead the Accounts Team and became an equity partner in 2012 and then Finance Director in 2014.

Adam was born in Norfolk and educated locally. He attended the University of Reading and took an honours degree in Psychology. On returning home Adam joined a local firm of chartered accountants, and qualified with them in 2002.

Adam served with Norfolk Special Constabulary for 10 years, becoming a Special Sergeant and received his long service medal from Prince Charles.

Adam takes part in country pursuits and enjoys spending time with his family and walking his two Labradors.  Adam is very active in his local community and is chairman of North Creake Parish Council, a trustee of North Creake Village Hall, a trustee of the Richard Manseur Almshouse and the treasurer of the Friends of All Saints Church Waterden.

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Alex Findlay


Alex Joined Hayes and Storr in 2011 as Compliance Manager (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP)) , having previously worked for the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Alex was born in Norfolk and studied law at the University of East Anglia and the College of Law in Guildford.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and specialised in personal injury work for many years, at firms in Slough and Norwich, before joining the Law Society.

Alex lives in Norwich with his wife and two daughters and enjoys many outdoor pursuits, including field archery.

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Anissa Hallworth


Anissa joined Hayes + Storr in 2011, having worked in the Norfolk area for 7 years, as a Solicitor and Director and is Head of the Litigation Dispute Resolution Department and the Employment Department.  Anissa deals with all types of dispute resolution matters and acts for both Employers and Employees in all aspects of Employment Law.

Anissa represents a number of individuals and companies in court disputes and has successfully negotiated very good settlements on their behalf.  She has also won a number of Employment Tribunal Hearings where she completes the representation of clients herself in the Employment Tribunal and completes her own advocacy in both the Employment Tribunal and the county court.  

Anissa has won a number of high profile claims for clients in the court and the Employment Tribunal. Including most recently, a claim against a local council for disability discrimination. She also acts for employers and has successfully defended a number of Employment tribunal claims against them.

Anissa has been the Training Officer for the local Law Society for the last 5 years and also completes a large amount of work with local charities and pro bono legal advice for charities.  

On a personal level, Anissa is married and enjoys walking and cycling.  She is a member of a number of local groups and enjoys entertaining and reading.

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Charlotte Bentley


Charlotte joined Hayes + Storr in 2014 as Chartered Legal Executive. She has worked in law firms since the age of 16 with aspirations of becoming a legal executive in which she succeeded. She qualified as a lawyer in 2007 and now deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Charlotte has always lived in the area and her local knowledge and long career in the law is a great advantage to all her clients.

Out of work Charlotte enjoys walking her dog, swimming, cycling, boxercise and escaping to a campsite with her husband and dog.

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Chris Cosgrave


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Chris Johnson

IT Manager

Chris joined Hayes + Storr in March 2003.  He is responsible for IT throughout all of the Hayes + Storr offices.

Chris was born in Norfolk, is married and has two young children. Chris is an avid football supporter and a keen allotment gardner.

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Danny Turpin


Danny joined Hayes + Storr in September 2019 and works in the Litigation Department at the Fakenham office.

Danny grew up in Essex and completed his law degree and Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University. He subsequently undertook his training contract at a regional firm in Essex, qualifying as a Solicitor in December 2015. After that, he worked for a large insurance company based in Hertfordshire dealing exclusively with property litigation matters with a particular emphasis on the private rented sector.

In 2018 Danny took a career break and travelled throughout South and Central America before returning to the UK and re-locating to Norfolk.

Outside of work Danny enjoys reading, cooking and going for walks along the coast with the family labradoodle.

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Debbie Pearce

Chartered Legal Executive

Debbie joined the property department at Hayes + Storr in October 2017. Her expertise covers all aspects of buying and selling residential property and also includes advising landlords on Assured Shorthold Tenancies and their obligations to tenants.

Debbie became a Graduate Legal Executive in 2005 and worked for ten years at Shelter, where she provided legal advice and advocacy on homelessness and housing issues.

Debbie returned to conveyancing in June 2016 working in Lincolnshire before relocating back to Norfolk. She was accepted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in March 2020.

She lives in Norfolk with her husband, two children and two dogs and loves being near the coast.

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