Former trainees progress to dispute resolution roles at Rollits

11th Apr

Leading law firm Rollits has bolstered its dispute resolution team with the addition of two solicitors who began their careers as paralegals with the firm.

Abbie Bielby has been recruited into the department after recently being admitted as a solicitor on completion of her period of recognised training. She joins Harriet Kingston, who completed her training at Rollits and qualified as a solicitor in 2021.

Abbie studied at Longcroft School in Beverley before gaining her law degree with honours at Queen Mary University in London in 2015. Abbie also gained a distinction in her LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice BPP in Leeds and joined Rollits in 2018 as a property paralegal with the social housing team based at York.

Harriet Kingston studied at St Swithun’s in Winchester and Bryanston School, Dorset, before moving north to study at Hull University, graduating in biomedical sciences in 2012.

She received a commendation in 2013 for her graduate diploma in law at York College of Law and undertook several paralegal positions at firms in both Leeds and York, before joining Rollits in 2017 following her graduation from BPP in Leeds with a distinction in her LPC. 

Both Harriet and Abbie worked as paralegals within the social housing team before successfully gaining training contracts with the firm.

Chris Drinkall, who is head of Rollits’ dispute resolution department said: “Harriet and Abbie are great additions to the team and it is particularly pleasing that they both came through the property paralegal route, gaining even more experience and knowledge during their periods of recognised training.”

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