UK Legal 500 2014: Rollits recommended in 19 specialist areas
A survey of the country's top500 law firms has once again recognised Rollits as one of thepre-eminent commercial law firms in the region, receivingacknowledgement as a leading specialist in 19 separate areas oflaw.
The publication recognised thefirm's expertise in company & commercial and commerciallitigation by awarding it a top-tier ranking in theseareas.
18 lawyers at the firm havebeen highlighted in the editorial as leading practitioners in theirspecialist fields.
The Legal 500 directory is oneof the UK's leading legal directories and is widely regarded as the"Bible of the legal profession" in the UK. It featuresindependent editorial and recommendations of law firms and lawyersacross different practice areas.
Rollits featured strongly inits core practice areas of company & commercial, disputeresolution, property and private capital. It was also recommendedfor its work and expertise across a wide range of legal specialismsfrom employment and intellectual property through to agriculture& estates and charity law in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Rollits is the only lawfirm in Hull to be recommended for its work in the areas ofplanning, education, pensions, media & entertainment andsocial housing.
Other areas of recommendationinclude agriculture & estates, banking & finance,charities, commercial property, construction, employment, family,insolvency & corporate recovery, intellectual property, IT& telecoms, personal tax, trusts & probate and propertylitigation.
Managing Partner Richard Fieldsaid: "The Legal 500 is one of the country's leading legalpublications so it is pleasing to be recommended in 19 differentareas of law, which more than any other law firm in the Hull andHumber area. It really highlights the excellent work we do on adaily basis in the Yorkshire region in what is an extremelycompetitive marketplace."
He added: "The recommendationsare tribute to the whole legal team at Rollits as well as therecommended individuals who are highly skilled in their areas ofexpertise."
Comments in the publication'editorial include the following:
Corporate &Commercial: The four-partner team at Rollits has beenparticularly active on transactions in the food industry …Education transactions are another strength of thepractice.
CommercialLitigation: The 12 fee-earner team at Rollits has 'thedepth of resources' to handle commercial disputes and partnershipcases. It also has a growing reputation in regulatorymatters.
CommercialProperty: Rollits is 'a broad-based firm with a veryprofessional approach to all cases and requirements'. The tenfee-earner team is strong on agricultural and educationalmatters.
Agriculture:The team at Rollits has a growing reputation in the renewablessector.
Family:Rollits rounded practice handles all issues arising fromdivorce and separation, in particular financial disputes, childrenarrangements, and negotiation of pre- and post-nuptialagreements.
IntellectualProperty: The team at Rollits provides comprehensiveIP advice including trade mark and designprosecution.
Education:Rollits specialises in advising further and higher educationproviders on strategic and commercial issues, and on compliancewith data protection and freedom of informationlegislation.
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