New lawyers join Hansells

A Norfolk firm of solicitors is expanding its team in the north of the county.

Roger Holden, managing partner of Hansells, said part of the reason for employing three new lawyers was because the population of north Norfolk was increasing. He said: 'When you look at north Norfolk it is one of the most desirable places to live in the country and people need services. North Norfolk is our heartland, we have been there 183 years. We are the prominent firm of solicitors in north Norfolk and we want to make sure we stay that way.'

Former Norwich High School pupil Clare van Poortvliet, a wills, lasting powers of attorney, trusts and probate specialist, has joined Hansells' Cromer office.

Shelley Coventry, who was educated at Hethersett Old Hall School and who specialises in wills, trusts and probate, is at Aylsham.

Gemma Murrell, who grew up in Norfolk and who specialises in residential conveyancing, is at the Sheringham office.

Hansells employs more than 100 staff in its Sheringham, Cromer, Aylsham, North Walsham and Norwich offices.