Rollits recruits three new trainee solicitors

Rollits recruits three new trainee solicitors

Rollits is recruiting close to home with the appointment of graduates Joshua Hobson, Olivia Keith and Emma Richards, who are all local to the firm’s offices in Hull and York, to training contracts.

Hobson, who lives in Hull, attended Endeavour High School and then St Mary’s College Sixth Form. He gained his LLB law at the University of Manchester in 2020 and then completed the legal practice course with integrated MSc in law and business at the University of Law in Manchester this year.

Away from work, Hobson enjoys playing and watching football. He represented Hull Schools, East Riding FA and Humberside Schools. In 2015, he attained the Outward Bounds Skills for Life Award.

Keith, who lives in York, attended Melbourne Primary School and then Woldgate School and Sixth Form College in Pocklington.

She gained a degree in English at Liverpool University in 2016 and attended the University of Law in Leeds in 2019 to complete the graduate diploma in law and her legal practice course. 

Keith then worked as a legal assistant at a law firm in York before joining Rollits at the beginning of September.

Richards, who lives in Kirkella, attended Hull Collegiate School and gained her LLB law at the University of Hull in 2021, before completing her legal practice course and an integrated MSc in law and business at the University of Law in Leeds. 

Richards comes from a farming background and is also an accomplished musician. She attained Grade 8 violin and Grade 5 piano and played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a number of occasions.

Ralph Gilbert, managing partner of Rollits, said: “We are delighted to welcome three new trainees who bring an interesting and valuable mix of education, experience and interests.”

“It is 180 years this year since Rollits was founded by our forebear John Rollit. The anniversary has given us an opportunity to review our proud history and the recruitment of talented young people like Josh, Olivia and Emma from our local area is consistent with our theme of looking back but thinking forward.”

Pictured: Emma Richards, Olivia Keith and Joshua Hobson
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Tags: Hull, Rollits, York

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