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Lily Dobson

Lily is a first year trainee at Rollits in Hull. Her current seat is in the Company & Commercial department.

September 2019 - After graduating from my degree in LLB Law at University of Hull in 2018, I then completed the Legal Practice Course with MSc in Business, Law and Management at University of Law in Leeds in 2019 and then came straight to Rollits to start my Period of Recognised Training.

My first week was filled with inductions on how to use the systems and getting to grips with how things are done here at Rollits. This induction week was very well organised and I immediately knew I would have a strong support system throughout my two years of training. I was also pleased to meet my supervisor who will oversee my two years of training, as well as my mentor who will oversee me in my first department.

It is now week four in the Company Commercial Department. The next six months will incorporate commercial, corporate and employment work so I am looking forward to gaining experience in all of these areas. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I am being kept busy. So far I have assisted with commercial matters including drafting a sponsorship agreement and a services agreement. I also assisted on corporate matters such as reviewing a Share Purchase Agreement and conducting winding-up and bankruptcy searches. In addition to this I was also able to help on a number of employment matters, including drafting a suspension letter and conducting research.

I have also been involved in activities outside of work time; I assisted in the Heritage Open Day which was held at the Rollits Hull office. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the Firm and its connection to Hull, as well meeting new people. I will also be attending the Hull Incorporated Law Society Ball this week. I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Rollits so far and I am excited to see what the next six months will bring!

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