Rollits appoints former Humberside Police employment specialist

Employment law specialist Caroline Neadley has joined Rollits from Humberside Police.

Neadley, who has over 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sector, will advise business clients on employment legislation, tribunal claims and advocacy, and provide training to help them manage a multitude of legal issues in the workplace.

In her most recent role as an employment law specialist within Humberside Police’s legal department, Neadley advised chief constables and acted as the Deputy Force Solicitor. She formed part of a 10-strong team of employment lawyers covering the Humber region and South Yorkshire, following the force’s collaboration with South Yorkshire Police.

As a result of her appointment, Rollits – which has offices in Hull and York – now has the largest team of qualified employment lawyers in East Yorkshire, with 40 years’ experience between them. Last week, the team was ranked in the top tier for employment law in Hull and East Yorkshire in the Legal 500 2017.

Ed Jenneson, head of Rollits’ employment team, said: “To recruit someone of Caroline’s calibre is a real coup for Rollits and will certainly strengthen our credentials in the field of employment law.

“Caroline has a first-rate reputation both regionally and nationally, and brings years of experience to our department. Caroline will undoubtedly provide excellent service to our clients and contribute to further growth in this area of our business.”

Neadley, who is also a former chair of Hull women’s networking group Women in Business, said that Rollits had an outstanding reputation and a great client base, which she was looking forward to developing further.

“The team already has a proven track record in advising both employers and employees across a variety of sectors including education, manufacturing, food and sport,” she said.

“I’m excited to bring my public sector expertise into this mix too and building on my existing private client experience.”