Casper is a first year trainee at Rollits in Hull. His current seat is in the company & commercial department.
November 2018 - I am now halfway through my first seat at Rollits and it’s great to be settling into the firm.
Most of my work this month has been for the corporate team. As I have been at Rollits for three months now I have been able to take on some more responsibility. This meant more client contact, more complex tasks and more matters to work on. The work in corporate has been varied, for example I was involved in the completion of the sale of a business, which meant all hands on deck to ensure that all of the formalities were in place and that our clients were happy. I have also been drafting documents relating to share option agreements, incorporated companies and done various due diligence tasks relating to the sale of various business.
My work outside of the corporate department has been very interesting too. I have researched and given advice on a number of issues for the employment team and have also written various articles on employment law topics. For the commercial team I have been involved in reviewing contract terms and conditions and getting to grips with GDPR subject access requests.
Outside of the office I also joined Team Rollits at The Bridges annual fundraising quiz. Unfortunately Rollits didn’t keep up our winning streak, but a lot of money was made for a fantastic charity and everyone had a great time!
October 2018 - It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at Rollits for two months now! It’s been very interesting to get involved in the various matters that the Corporate & Commercial department have been working on.
The majority of my work has been done for the corporate team, who have had a busy month. I have incorporated a management company for a development of flats, giving me the opportunity to hone my drafting skills. I have also been involved in a number of banking matters as well as the sale of a company, both of which also required a careful eye for detail when drafting a number of ancillary documents and gave me an opportunity to consider some of the commercial issues surrounding corporate transactions.
I was also able to do some work with the employment team, such as drafting witness statements for an Employment Tribunal and doing some research on a complex immigration matter for one of our clients.
In October I was also able to attend the launch of the partnership between C4DI and Barclays Eagle Labs at Hull Minster, which was a great event to mark the next big step forward for the tech sector in Hull.
It has been a great first couple of months here at Rollits and I’m looking forward to the next few months in the Corporate & Commercial department.
My first two weeks at Rollits have absolutely flown by. I arrived at Rollits after completing my Bachelors in Philosophy at the University of Leeds, followed by a Masters in Law and the LPC at the University of Sheffield (achieving a Distinction in both) - so it has been fantastic to finally put what I have learnt into practice.
As a trainee in the Corporate and Commercial department I have hit the ground running, and have gotten my teeth stuck into interesting tasks such as drafting Articles of Association, a Deed of Retirement from a Partnership, as well as various bits of research.
I grew up south of the Humber, and so I am proud to be training at such a highly regarded firm. The team has been great in welcoming me to the department and I can’t wait to see what the next six months have in store.
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