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 Social Housing.

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 balanced advice'
  • Commercial 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 acumen'.
  • Agriculture: 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, ConstructionCharities, 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 fields.

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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