Rollits appoints property expert

Rollits has appointed solicitor Lynne Webster to its property team.

Webster has established her regional reputation working in the Leeds legal marketplace and brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the commercial property sector.

She will use her expertise to advise Rollits clients on property investment and development matters, including site assembly, development agreements, option agreements, overage, conditional purchase contracts, and estate management.

As a result of Webster’s appointment, Rollits, which has offices in Hull and York, now has a team of nine qualified property solicitors in Yorkshire.

Mark Dixon, head of the property department at Rollits, commented: “To recruit someone of Lynne’s calibre is a real coup for Rollits and will certainly strengthen our credentials in the field of property law.”

“Lynne has a first-rate reputation regionally and her appointment will further strengthen our excellent service offer to our clients and contribute to further growth in this area of our business.”

Webster, who grew up in Driffield, East Yorkshire, graduated from Manchester University with a law degree in 1993.

She started her career as a trainee solicitor in London but moved back to Yorkshire in 2000 when she joined Ison Harrison Solicitors in Leeds and embarked on her legal career specialising in property law.

On her appointment, Webster said: “Joining the property team at Rollits is a fantastic opportunity for me. The firm has an outstanding reputation and a great client base, which I am looking forward to developing further.”

“I’m excited to bring my regional property knowledge and insight into this mix too and build upon my philosophy of working with clients, not ‘for’ them, to achieve their goals as quickly and simply as possible.”

Elsewhere at Rollits, partner Andrew Digwood was elected as the new president of the York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce in July.