Rol­lits grows fam­ily law team to take big­ger share

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ONE of York­shire’s old­est law firms has ex­panded its fam­ily law team to help in­crease its mar­ket share.

Rol­lits, which dates from

1841, has hired solic­i­tors Emma Hop­kins Jones and Adrian Cog­gon, who bring 27 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence be­tween them to Rol­lits’ team of fam­ily law and me­di­a­tion ex­perts.

Both will use their ex­per­tise to ad­vise clients on di­vorce and sep­a­ra­tion, civil part­ner­ships, chil­dren and par­ent­ing ar­range­ments, and in­junc­tion pro­ceed­ings.

Rol­lits now has a team of four spe­cial­ist fam­ily solic­i­tors. The new re­cruits join part­ner Sheri­dan Ball and as­so­ciate Karen Myles.

Sheri­dan Ball, the head of Rol­lits’ fam­ily team, said: “Our ex­pan­sion, as a re­sult of these two se­nior ap­point­ments, un­der­lines Rol­lits’ com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing that our clients have ac­cess to the best and most ap­pro­pri­ate le­gal ad­vice when deal­ing with all as­pects of re­la­tion­ship break­down.”

Ms Hop­kins Jones joins Rol­lits from na­tional firm Simp­son Mil­lar. She will be based in the firm’s York of­fice.

She said: “I am re­ally ex­cited to have joined Rol­lits, which has such an en­vi­able rep­u­ta­tion in York­shire and be­yond.

“I was at­tracted by the fam­ily team’s ethos of try­ing to al­le­vi­ate the worst con­se­quences of re­la­tion­ship break­down by en­cour­ag­ing out-of-court dis­pute res­o­lu­tion and proac­tive mea­sures, like pre-nup­tial and co­hab­i­ta­tion agree­ments.”

Mr Cog­gon joins Rol­lits’ Hull of­fice from Hetts Solic­i­tors, in Scun­thorpe, where he spent 18 years in the fam­ily team.

He said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to help­ing main­tain and grow the ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion of Rol­lits’ fam­ily de­part­ment.

He added: “I am very much com­mit­ted to al­ter­na­tive dis­pute res­o­lu­tion and de­liv­er­ing the best pos­si­ble ser­vice to clients, in what can of­ten be very chal­leng­ing cir­cum­stances.”

Rol­lits has 23 part­ners, and of­fices in Hull and York. The firm de­liv­ers a com­pre­hen­sive range of le­gal services.

Its clients in­clude ma­jor

PLCs, small pri­vate com­pa­nies, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­sti­tu­tions.

TEAM­WORK:From left, Leanne Tripp, Karen Myles, Sheri­dan Ball, Adrian Cog­gon, and Emma Hop­kins Jones at Rol­lits.

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