A leading law firm is celebrating the talent on its own doorstep as it builds for the future by putting local people at the heart of its recruitment strategy.
Rollits LLP revealed that nine lawyers joined the firm during 2021 and most have either grown up in the region or graduated from the University of Hull.
Ed Jenneson, the firm’s HR Partner and head of the employment team, said: “Over the years in developing our diverse team, Rollits has attracted people from much further afield and we place a very high value on that, but it is interesting that so many of the most recent recruits have such strong local links.
“Some grew up here – as I did – and completed their legal studies elsewhere before returning to the city. Others graduated from the University of Hull and decided to return in the area and some never left – growing up locally and graduating locally!”
Trainee solicitors Zaneta Andraszczyk and Jordan Collinson are University of Hull graduates, who both come from Hull and attended school and sixth form colleges in the city. They joined Rollits in March 2021 to begin their Period of Recognised Training.
Other new arrivals who began their Training Contracts in September 2021 include Olivia Keith, Joshua Hobson and Emma Richards. Joshua studied at Manchester University but he comes from Hull, having attended Endeavour High School and St Mary’s Sixth Form. Emma, who comes from Kirkella, is a University of Hull graduate. Olivia from York, went to school in Pocklington, graduating from Liverpool University before moving back to the area.
The three newly-qualified solicitors appointed by Rollits in November 2021 were all from the Hull area. Lily Dobson attended Beverley High School and Wyke Sixth Form College and Harry Spice studied at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull. They both gained their LLB (Hons) at the University of Hull in 2018 and followed that by securing a Distinction in their Legal Practice Course at Leeds.
Enisha Ali attended Beverley High School and Beverley Joint Sixth Form before progressing to complete her Law LLB (Hons) at Hull. She then completed her Legal Practice Course as part of her Masters in Professional Legal Practice, which she passed with Distinction at the University of Law in Leeds.
The latest new recruit, Ruth Maltby-Sinkler, graduated from the University of Hull in 2012. Ruth worked for a number of firms across the north of England before returning to the city to join Rollits in November 2021 as an experienced associate in the commercial property team.
Ed, who is now in his 20th year with Rollits, said: “We are excited to be able to recruit and retain professional services talent into the region and in some cases attract Hull University graduates back into the local area. That’s important to us because people are the future of our firm and it’s encouraging that quality local talent are choosing to work for Rollits. ”