UK Legal 500 2014: Rollits recommended in 19 specialist areas

A survey of the country's top 500 law firms has once again recognised Rollits as one of the pre-eminent commercial law firms in the region, receiving acknowledgement as a leading specialist in 19 separate areas of law.

The publication recognised the firm's expertise in company & commercial and commercial litigation by awarding it a top-tier ranking in these areas.

18 lawyers at the firm have been highlighted in the editorial as leading practitioners in their specialist fields.

The Legal 500 directory is one of the UK's leading legal directories and is widely regarded as the "Bible of the legal profession" in the UK.  It features independent editorial and recommendations of law firms and lawyers across different practice areas.

Rollits featured strongly in its core practice areas of company & commercial, dispute resolution, property and private capital. It was also recommended for its work and expertise across a wide range of legal specialisms from employment and intellectual property through to agriculture & estates and charity law in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Rollits is the only law firm in Hull to be recommended for its work in the areas of planning,  education, pensions, media & entertainment and social housing.

Other areas of recommendation include agriculture & estates, banking & finance, charities, commercial property, construction, employment, family, insolvency & corporate recovery, intellectual property, IT & telecoms, personal tax, trusts & probate and property litigation.

Managing Partner Richard Field said: "The Legal 500 is one of the country's leading legal publications so it is pleasing to be recommended in 19 different areas of law, which more than any other law firm in the Hull and Humber area. It really highlights the excellent work we do on a daily basis in the Yorkshire region in what is an extremely competitive marketplace."

He added: "The recommendations are tribute to the whole legal team at Rollits as well as the recommended individuals who are highly skilled in their areas of expertise."

Comments in the publication' editorial include the following:

Corporate & Commercial: The four-partner team at Rollits has been particularly active on transactions in the food industry … Education transactions are another strength of the practice.

Commercial Litigation: The 12 fee-earner team at Rollits has 'the depth of resources' to handle commercial disputes and partnership cases. It also has a growing reputation in regulatory matters.

Commercial Property: Rollits is 'a broad-based firm with a very professional approach to all cases and requirements'. The ten fee-earner team is strong on agricultural and educational matters.

Agriculture: The team at Rollits has a growing reputation in the renewables sector.

Family: Rollits rounded practice handles all issues arising from divorce and separation, in particular financial disputes, children arrangements, and negotiation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Intellectual Property: The team at Rollits provides comprehensive IP advice including trade mark and design prosecution.

Education: Rollits specialises in advising further and higher education providers on strategic and commercial issues, and on compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation.

Posted on: 06/10/2014

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