Legal Secretary Clocks Up 43 Years Service at Rollits
On 1 February 1971, Apollo 14
was winging its way to the moon, Britain was humming along to a new
number one (George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord") whilst bracing
itself for the introduction of a new decimal currency on 15
February 1971, and Barbara Williamson walked into the offices of
Hull Solicitors, Rollit Farrell & Bladon to begin her career as
a legal secretary with the firm.
And now, more than 43 years
later, Barbara has finally retired from Rollits after a career that
has spanned the political careers of seven Prime
As the firm gathered together
to say goodbye, Senior Partner Steve Trynka thanked
Barbara for her wonderful service to the firm, and reminded her and
her colleagues of the many changes, both within the firm and the
legal profession as a whole which have taken place throughout her
long career with Rollits.
A tearful Barbara, who worked
in the firm's Dispute Resolution Department said
"I walked into the firm's offices in Bowlalley Lane in February
1971 wearing fashionable high heels; now that I favour sensible
flat shoes, I decided it was probably time to retire!"
Steve Trynka comments
"Throughout her time with us, Barbara has represented
everything that is good about our firm. She was excellent at her
job, understood and gave effect to our clients' need for absolute
confidentiality and throughout the years was liked and admired by
all who worked with her."
Rollits' Head of Dispute
Resolution George Coyle, said "Barbara's 43 years of
service makes my own 27 years seem short by comparison! It has been
a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with Barbara over the
years. We wish her a long and happy retirement and hope she
visits us often as the office will not be the same without
Posted on: 05/12/2014
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