Lawyers recognised for legal expertise in leading law directory

Rollits LLP has enhanced its credentials as a leading regional law firm, with eight senior lawyers being recognised as 'Leaders in their Field' according to the latest edition of the independent 'Bible of the Legal Profession' Chambers and Partners - the definitive guide to law firms in the UK.

The firm was also praised for the depth and variety of services it offers to clients and received rankings in eight different practice areas within the publication.

For more than twenty years, Chambers has published their directory of the legal profession identifying the leading lawyers and law firms in the UK. It is compiled following detailed research over a six month period, and ranks law firms and lawyers within 70 legal specialist areas.

Among those recognised, the following Partners have been singled out as "leaders in their field":

John Lane who heads the firm's private capital department receives a top ranking for his work in the private client arena in the North East and Yorkshire.

George Coyle and Ralph Gilbert were both acclaimed for their work in litigation.  Noted as key individuals, Chambers states "George Coyle is held in high regard for his general commercial litigation expertise. He advocates and advises in a range of warranty, contract, product liability, shareholder and partnership disputes." and "Ralph Gilbert's broad commercial litigation expertise encompasses corporate recovery and complex property disputes. He is also often instructed in insolvency claims on behalf of creditors, debtors and practitioners."

Within the corporate team, three Partners receive nominations.  Steve Trynka is described in glowing terms as "always an asset around the negotiating table" and "extremely knowledgeable." Richard Field is "noted for his expertise across a wide range of corporate law, including flotations, buyouts and disposals" and Nasim Sharf, is recommended as a "chartered tax adviser, who handles tax efficiency matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, disposals and private equity structures."

The directory goes on to say that Rollits Corporate team "… are friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and technically very competent."

Neil Franklin is recommended for his work in the agricultural sector where he "enjoys an excellent reputation in the field. Sources describe him as "technically good" and "very personable and knowledgeable." Another client reports: "We found him to be very thorough - he gives good advice." Rollits has a large agricultural team which covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious agriculture matters and are described by clients as "Commercially very aware, the lawyers cut through the issues and give good advice."  

Notable employment practitioner Ed Jenneson is applauded by clients for being "… easy to get hold of, quick to respond and talks to us in plain English."  Clients also praised the employment team as "very helpful, very creative in coming up with strong points, and they get back to you straight away."

Within the Social Housing category, Rollits is one of only seven firms in the North East and Yorkshire to be recommended and is recognised as a "Strong local social housing practice with broad expertise across the region. Particularly well regarded for charity sector work."

Elsewhere in the guide, the firm was also ranked for its work in Banking and Finance and is recognised as 'Noted Firm' firm for its work in the Higher and Further Education sector

Managing Partner, Ralph Gilbert said: "It is really pleasing to receive such excellent personal recommendations once again from Chambers UK, particularly as it is hailed as "the Bible of the Legal Profession".  The practice area rankings emphasise that we continue to deliver on client service in our core areas and such feedback is a valuable tool to help us to improve our service offer in what is a really competitive market place."


Ranked Lawyers

Agriculture & Rural Affairs (York, Hull and surrounds)

Neil Franklin

Corporate/M&A (Yorkshire)

Richard Field  

Nasim Sharf

Stephen Trynka

Employment (Yorkshire)

Donna Ingleby

Ed Jenneson

Litigation (Yorkshire)

George Coyle

Ralph Gilbert

Private Client (York, Hull and surrounds)

John Lane


Practice Area Rankings

York, Hull and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses  


Banking & Finance


Real Estate

North East & Yorkshire

Social Housing  


Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education)

Posted on: 12/11/2015

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