Over 175 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 city centre, moving out to Forsyth House, Monks Cross in April 2017.
On May 1, 2010, Rollits changed from a traditional law partnership to a Limited Liability Partnership with the name Rollits LLP.
Today the firm has adopted a management structure for the future with a Management Committee supported by three teams: operations, knowledge and skills and business growth.
Our core values
Rollits core values are integrity and trust, the encouragement of innovation, teamwork and the continuing personal development of everyone at the firm.
We place a great emphasis on building relations with clients. We are not interested in short-term gain. A huge part of this is trust - our clients need to trust us and we need to trust our clients. Our partners and senior lawyers have a depth of experience in many sectors. We want to know about our clients' businesses and the sectors in which they operate because we know this is the only way to give best advice.
We deliver a range of legal services which include Banking and Finance, Contracts and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Property, Corporate, Corporate Recovery and Insolvency, Employment, Pensions, Family, Mediation, Intellectual Property, Planning, Construction and Development, Private Capital and, Regulatory.
We are also committed to continuing to develop our sector specialisms which include Agriculture, Charities and Social Enterprise, Education, Family Business, Food, Construction and Development, Renewables and Social Housing.
We have never claimed to be experts in every field and have always successfully focused our efforts on developing specialist lawyers to provide clients with sound specialist legal advice based upon sector experience.