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Welcome to Rollits LLP

Rollits LLP - Serving clients in Yorkshire and beyond since 1841

Celebrating 175 Years

9 June 2016 marks the firm's 175th birthday.

On 9 June 1841, John Rollit was admitted as an attorney of the Court of Queen's Bench and also a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery. His portrait is displayed in our reception at Citadel House.

In due course, John was joined by his sons Albert and Alfred. Both were eminent and colourful characters of their time, particularly Sir Albert who became an MP.

Thomas Farrell joined in 1879 and the firm's other "name partner", Dick Bladon became a partner in 1934. The firm remained Rollit Farrell and Bladon until shortened to Rollits in 2001.

The firm has developed and changed in untold ways over the last 175 years. It has practised from various offices in the Old Town in Hull but also in London, Beverley, Hornsea, Helmsley and, from 1990, in York. There have been in the region of 80 partners and  hundreds of staff who have made the firm it is today.

Today's society, the legal profession and the firm itself would be most alien to John Rollit  as he embarked on his legal career but we are rightly proud that we are the same firm (albeit possibly in the style of "Trigger's broom") that started life 175 years ago and we will be both commemorating and celebrating this "significant" birthday over the next 12 months.

Ralph Gilbert

Managing Partner



Hull Office

Citadel House
58 High Street
Hull, HU1 1QE
(DX 715756 Hull 15)

Telephone: +44 (0)1482 323239

Fax: +44 (0)1482 326239

York Office

Rowntree Wharf
Navigation Road
York, YO1 9WE
(DX 61534 York)

Telephone: +44 (0)1904 625790

Fax: +44 (0)1904 625807

Countdown to 2017

The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun to when Hull becomes the UK City of Culture 2017. With a programme of activity across 365 days, 2017 will celebrate Hull as a city full of surprises.

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