Increase in top-tier recommendations in leading law directory
Rollits recommended in 17 different practice areas in
29th edition of the UK Legal 500
Rollits has once again recognised as one of the leading law
firms in the Yorkshire and Humber region according to a survey the
UK's top 500 law firms, receiving acknowledgement as a leading
specialist in 17 separate areas of law.
The firm has been highlighted as a TOP-TIER FIRM in Yorkshire
& the Humber in four core areas: Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Property and Employment.
In addition Rollits is the only law firm outside Leeds and
Sheffield to be recommended for its work in its niche areas of
Planning, Education, Pensions, IT & Telecoms and
Comments which have been published in the guide include: -
- Corporate & Commercial:
Rollits LLP's 'excellent' practice remains strong in a
number of sectors, assisting clients in the food, renewables,
education and charity sectors as well as focusing on owner-managed
businesses. Richard Field 'gives sound and
Litigation: George Coyle (who is
'worldly wise, pragmatic and very commercial') leads the
'excellent' practice, which includes Caroline Hardcastle, who has
significant expertise in construction disputes, and Ralph Gilbert.
- Employment: Rollits LLP's
'excellent and responsive' team has seen an increase in
instructions from clients in the food, education and charity
sectors. Practice head Donna Ingleby handles a wide range of
tribunal litigation, as well as director disputes, senior executive
dismissals and issues regarding severance packages. Ed
Jenneson is noted for his 'sound business
The 'accurate and professional' team at Rollits LLP is
headed by the 'formidable' Neil Franklin, who
handles farm sales, purchases and tenancies, with an increasing
focus on renewable energy work.
- Family: At Rollits LLP,
'sensible' practice head Sheridan Ball often acts
for business owners in high-value financial matters. The team
includes associate Alison Benson.
- Education: Rollits LLP is
noted for its 'impressive sector knowledge'. The team is
led by the 'insightful' Tom Morrison, who handles
strategic and commercial issues, and includes the
'excellent' Caroline Hardcastle, who is highly
experienced in dispute resolution matters.
- Commercial Property: Rollits
LLP's 'very professional and established' practice has a
strong focus on the education, retail, and charity sectors where it
acts for clients including Bishop Burton College, Reckitt Benckiser
and Hull College. Chris Crystal specialises in secured
lending and leads the 'formidable team', which includes Neil
Franklin, who advises clients in the renewable and food
sectors, and the 'highly knowledgeable' David Hextall.
Other areas of recommendation include Banking & Finance, Construction, Charities, Personal Tax, Trusts
& Probate, Intellectual Property
and Property Litigation.
19 lawyers at the firm have been recommended in the editorial
for their work as leading practitioners in their specialist
Managing Partner Ralph Gilbert said: "It is wonderful to be
recognised by the UK Legal 500. The recommendations highlight the
expertise we have within the firm and it is a real testament to the
hard work of the whole team here at Rollits that we feature so
highly in the rankings.
The Legal 500 is an independent guide to law firms in the UK,
based on in-depth market research, positive client feedback and
interviews with lawyers, solicitors and barristers.
Posted on: 19/09/2016
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