Rollits grows family law team to take bigger share
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.