Law firm Rollits has promoted five new partners in its Hull and York offices.
Sarah Adams, Alison Benson and Libby Clarkson are based in the Hull office, with Suzgo Kaluluma and Lynne Webster promoted in the York office.
Adams specialises in private capital matters including wills and probate, powers of attorney and trusts. She joined Rollits in 2011 after studying at the University of Hull and York College of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 2013.
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Benson heads up the family team at Rollits having specialised in the field for 20 years. She deals with all issues arising from divorce and separation with a focus on complex financial cases including business and farming assets, and also advises on private children disputes and pre-nuptial agreements.
Clarkson graduated from the University of Hull in 2011 and joined Rollits as a trainee the following year, moving into the firm’s planning and development team when she qualified in 2014. Her work includes advising on planning law, planning agreements and infrastructure agreements, buying and selling land for development and highway, access and title issues.
Kaluluma graduated from the University of Durham in 2006, qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and was appointed as a solicitor advocate (High Courts Civil Proceedings) in 2011. He moved to Rollits from the Wetherby firm Hartlaw in 2019 and joined the private capital department in the York office. He works across all aspects of estate and succession planning and on all stages of the estate administration process and trust administration.
A graduate of Manchester University, Webster qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and worked for various law firms in Leeds including Freeths, Walker Morris and Cobbetts. She joined Rollits from LCF Barber Titleys in Harrogate in 2019 and acts for numerous property investment and development companies and deals with a wide range of commercial property matters.
Ralph Gilbert, managing partner at Rollits, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions, which are testament to the calibre of people we are attracting to Rollits.
“It is very pleasing that two of them – Libby and Sarah – who joined us as trainees have now progressed to become Partners along with Alison, Lynne and Suzgo who have developed their skills and experience since opting to join us from other firms in Yorkshire.”