Legal Secretary Clocks Up 43 Years Service at Rollits
On 1 February 1971, Apollo 14was winging its way to the moon, Britain was humming along to a newnumber one (George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord") whilst bracingitself for the introduction of a new decimal currency on 15February 1971, and Barbara Williamson walked into the offices ofHull Solicitors, Rollit Farrell & Bladon to begin her career asa legal secretary with the firm.
And now, more than 43 yearslater, Barbara has finally retired from Rollits after a career thathas spanned the political careers of seven PrimeMinisters.
As the firm gathered togetherto say goodbye, Senior Partner Steve Trynka thankedBarbara for her wonderful service to the firm, and reminded her andher colleagues of the many changes, both within the firm and thelegal profession as a whole which have taken place throughout herlong career with Rollits.
A tearful Barbara, who workedin the firm's Dispute Resolution Department said"I walked into the firm's offices in Bowlalley Lane in February1971 wearing fashionable high heels; now that I favour sensibleflat shoes, I decided it was probably time to retire!"
Steve Trynka comments"Throughout her time with us, Barbara has representedeverything that is good about our firm. She was excellent at herjob, understood and gave effect to our clients' need for absoluteconfidentiality and throughout the years was liked and admired byall who worked with her."
Rollits' Head of DisputeResolution George Coyle, said "Barbara's 43 years ofservice makes my own 27 years seem short by comparison! It has beena pleasure and a privilege to have worked with Barbara over theyears. We wish her a long and happy retirement and hope shevisits us often as the office will not be the same withouther".
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