Over 170 years of experience
In 1841, New Zealand became a British colony, the first edition
of Punch was published in London and the travel agent, Thomas Cook
led the first privately chartered excursion train in England.
Meanwhile in Hull, in June of the same year, John Rollit, the
son of a local cabinet-maker was admitted as a solicitor and taken
into partnership by local solicitor William Dryden in a firm that
became Dryden Sons and Rollit.
In 1850, he set up his own law firm at 62 Whitefriargate in
Hull, becoming Rollit and Son when his son joined him in
partnership in 1863.
In 1910, the firm's name changed to Rollit & Co, and further
name changes occurred as others were taken into partnership: in
1916 to Rollit & Farrell and in 1934 to Rollit Farrell &
Bladon. The name of the firm remained as Rollit Farrell &
Bladon until 2001 when it changed to Rollits.
In 1990, Rollits opened an office in York, and in 1991 the firm
moved the Hull office to new premises in Wilberforce Court, High
Street, which it still occupies.
On May 1, 2010, Rollits changed from a traditional law
partnership to a Limited Liability Partnership with the name
Today the firm has adopted a management structure for the future
with a board supported by three teams: business support, knowledge
and skills and client relations.