Top quality training with a first class firm
From here you can access details of any opportunities within the firm as well as graduate recruitment and information about our work experience programme.
With offices in Hull and York we have an excellent knowledge of the regional marketplace, but our loyal client base extends throughout the UK.
Highly regarded as a commercial practice, we have an enviable client list including well known national and international names and work with a range of businesses from major PLCs to small private companies and substantial charitable organisations and institutions.
Our policy is to employ top quality lawyers both through trainee recruitment and recruitment from outside of the firm. We offer our lawyers a high quality of work equal to that offered by firms in the major legal centres of Leeds, Newcastle and London, combined with a quality of life that such cities cannot match.
We are Lexcel accredited and as such we proactively support and facilitate continuous training and development for all our staff, and offer attractive salaries and benefits, which recognise particular skills and experience.
We are always keen to hear from lawyers in any discipline who feel they can make a real contribution to our continued success and development.
Rollits is an equal opportunities employer.
Please note that applications for a Period of Recognised
Training starting September 2019 are now closed.
"Rollits provide their
trainees with varied and interesting work, with the result that
every day is both challenging and rewarding. The firm are very keen
to involve trainees with matters and clients at an early stage and
this had made for an enjoyable and rewarding
We recruit two or three trainee solicitors each year. Our
standards of training are recognised as being of the highest
calibre and we are proud that at the end of their time with us, our
trainees go on to become skilled and highly motivated qualified
We do not believe in engaging several trainees and then cherry
picking the best at the end of their Period of Recognised Training.
We look to engage the right people from the outset, with a view to
them enjoying a long and fulfilling career with us.
We consider that trainee solicitors are the future of our firm -
which is proven by the fact that many of our partners and senior
lawyers trained at Rollits.
What will you do?
You will be based in the Hull office, but may be required to
spend time at York.
We expect trainee solicitors to become a valuable member of the
Rollits team from day one. Trainees at Rollits learn by doing, by
being involved, and by taking responsibility. Our training contract
is split into four seats, each of six months. You will gain
experience in company and commercial, dispute resolution and
property, and may also have the opportunity of spending time in our
private capital department.
You will also be expected to join in with the firm's many and
varied business development activities.
What will we do?
We will give you first class training incorporating real work,
client contact and top quality experience, and support you during
this key stage in your career.
Trainees always sit with a qualified lawyer, sometimes a
partner, who will supervise you on a day to day basis. In each seat
you will be assigned a trainee supervisor who will ensure that
things run smoothly for you, and who will keep the training
principal fully informed of your progress. We also assign a
training "buddy" to first year trainees, who are usually newly
qualified lawyers who have recently experienced the demands of the
training contract and can offer you informal support and
You will be subject to informal progress reviews on a regular
basis, and by more formal appraisals twice in each seat.
Continuing professional development (including the professional
skills course) is provided for you through internal and external
seminars and workshops.
Who do we want?
Students will need to be able to begin a Period of Recognised
Training in September 2020 having completed (and passed) a law
degree and LPC or academic non-law degree, GDL, and LPC by that
We are looking for candidates with the equivalent of three grade
Bs at A level, and if you have not already done so, you must be on
track to obtain a 2:1 or above in your degree.
You must have good written and oral communications skills.
We value commercial awareness, and the ability to demonstrate
commitment to Rollits and its business region.
Above all we are looking for candidates with the right attitude
and who are motivated and enthusiastic about a career in the
How to apply
Please complete the on-line application form and submit it with
a covering letter to our training principal:
58 High Street
Or email your application to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications commencing in
September 2020 is 5 August 2018.
Rollits is an equal opportunities employer.