Rollits LLP has announced the appointment of graduates Joshua Hobson, Olivia Keith and Emma
Richards, who are all local to the firm’s offices in Hull and York and have now started their Period
of Recognised Training.
Joshua 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 Joshua enjoys playing and watching football having represented Hull Schools,
East Riding FA and Humberside Schools. In 2015 he attained the Outward Bounds Skills for Life
Olivia 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.
Olivia then worked as a legal assistant at a law firm in York before joining Rollits at the beginning
Emma 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.
Emma comes from a farming background and is also an accomplished musician having attained
Grade 8 violin and Grade 5 piano and played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a number of
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