Managing Partner: Ralph Gilbert
Senior Partner: Richard Field
Number of partners: 23
Number of solicitors: 20
Number of other fee-earners: 14
Total number of staff: 90
Contacts Commercial & IP: Keith Benton
Corporate: Richard Field
Dispute Resolution: George Coyle
Employment: Ed Jenneson
Family: Sheridan Ball
Planning & Development: Mark Dixon
Property (Commercial): Christopher Crystal
Property (Residential): Brydie Smedley
Regulatory: Jennifer Sewell
Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts: John Lane
Agriculture: Neil Franklin
Charities: Gerry Morrison
Construction: David Myers
Education: Tom Morrison
Family Business: John Lane
Food: Julian Wild
Renewable Energy: Neil Franklin
Social Housing: Douglas Oliver
THE FIRM As one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms, Rollits has a long, proud history which stretches back to 1841. The firm has offices in two of the region’s key centres – Hull and York – along with a team of exceptional lawyers who deal with both business and personal legal matters.
Rollits delivers high-quality legal advice closely aligned with its core values - integrity and trust, teamwork and the ongoing personal development of every member of the firm. Building long-term, strong and trusted relationships with clients is at the heart of Rollits’ ethos.
The firm’s legal specialists immerse themselves in the sectors their clients operate in and are committed to developing their knowledge and expertise to advise, inform and add value. Sector specialisms include agriculture, charities and social enterprise, education, family business, food, construction and development, renewables and social housing.
Since 1999, Rollits has held Lexcel accreditation, which was reaccredited in August 2017.
Rollits’ work has earned the firm national acclaim due to its consistent, expert and partner-led approach to guiding clients through a myriad of complex legislation. All of the firm’s lawyers develop skills and knowledge that allow them to specialise in dedicated areas of law.
Commercial: Rollits’ thorough and knowledgeable team of commercial lawyers cover: banking and finance; charity, company formations and secretarial services; construction; contracts and commercial; corporate; corporate recovery and insolvency; data protection and FOI; debt recovery; dispute resolution; employment; information technology; intellectual property; commercial mediation; pensions; planning and development; property; regulatory; and tax planning.
Private: With specialist private client capabilities, Rollits delivers a range of legal services, which include: capital taxation and estate planning; dispute resolution; employment; family; mediation; planning and development; powers of attorney and public guardianship; residential property; trusts; and wills and probate.