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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Abigail Reynolds

Abigail joined Hayes + Storr in 2018 following a move to the local area and is based in the litigation department. She previously worked at a Top 200 UK Law Firm in Peterborough for almost seven years. Since joining Hayes + Storr, Abigail has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive and specialises in contract disputes, personal injury, neighbour disputes and debt recovery. She also has a keen interest in employment law.

Outside of work, Abigail enjoys reading, attending football matches at Norwich City Football Club and walking her Labrador with her fiancé and step-daughter.

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Adam Bunkle


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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Amanda Nudds

Amanda joined Hayes + Storr in August 2005 and is a Solicitor in the Litigation Department.

Amanda deals with a wide variety of litigation issues on behalf of both individuals and businesses and works with all types of contractual disputes, debt recovery and insolvency issues. She has a particular specialism in contentious property matters including boundary disputes and landlord and tenant matters.

Amanda gained a Law Degree whilst working as a paralegal at Hayes + Storr and has extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of litigation. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 and is also an ADR Group accredited civil and commercial mediator. Outside Hayes + Storr Amanda enjoys reading, the theatre and walking/hiking and is a trustee of a local charity.

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Andrea Craig


Andrea joined Hayes + Storr as a partner in January 2007.

Andrea is Head of the Business department.  She deals with Company, Commercial, Construction, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property Rights and Non Contentious Employment matters.

Andrea has previously worked in industry for Costain, Balfour Beatty and London Regional Transport (now Transport for London) and served her time as a City lawyer with Masons (now Pinsent Masons) and Nicholson Graham & Jones (now K & L Gates).

Andrea is a School Governor at Litcham High School and is a past President of West Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.  She has two teenage children and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, all three of which take up much of her personal time outside of the office.

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

She has won a number of high profile claims for a number of Clients in the court and Employment Tribunal, including most recently a claim against a Local Council for disability discrimination.  Anissa has acted for a number of employers and 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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Anna French

Anna joined the Sheringham office of Hayes + Storr in May 2011 and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in Wills and Probate, Powers of Attorney, Elderly Client and Private Client Services.

Anna studied at the University of East Anglia gaining a BA (Hons) in History in 2003 and an MA in Early Modern History in 2004. She then moved down to Devon and undertook her ILEX examinations whilst working for a firm of Solicitors in Torquay. Anna became a Graduate Member of ILEX in August 2010 and won the ILEX Student of the Year Award 2010 for achieving the highest average score in her exams.

Away from the office, Anna enjoys equine sports and has retained an interest in history. She is particularly pleased to be back in Nelson’s County.

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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 Johnson

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

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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Diane Raven

Diane joined Hayes & Storr in October 2018 and specialises in all residential conveyancing including purchases, sales, transfers of equity, mortgages, land and plot sales and voluntary first registrations.

Diane has worked in conveyancing ever since she left school when she initially worked at W F Smith & Co in Swaffham. She qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1995. In 1999 she went to work at Fraser Dawbarns in King’s Lynn, where she had a large repeat client base, until she returned to working in Swaffham for Hayes & Storr.

Diane has worked in Conveyancing for her entire career and has vast experience as well as local knowledge of West Norfolk and surrounding areas. She provides straightforward advice and is always available to talk in person or on the phone.

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