Employment: Hull and East Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber

Rollits LLP

The 'pragmatic' employment team at Rollits LLP is instructed by clients throughout a range of sectors, and has seen significant growth within the education sphere over the last year. The team is led by Ed Jenneson who deals with all aspects of employment law, with a notable specialism in complex TUPE issues and the Equality Act. Other names to note include recently promoted partner Ed Heppel, who acts for some of the firm's major clients across a range of sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ed Jenneson

Other key lawyers:

Ed Heppel


‘The Rollits employment team has a very personal, collaborative approach compared to other larger companies I have dealt with. You feel you are dealing with real people who take a close interest in understanding your culture and workforce, and thus providing pragmatic and appropriate advice and support.’

‘Rollits has a brilliant team – Ed Jenneson, Ed Heppel and Ruth Everitt are very helpful and professional and respond in a timely manner to any issues we may have. We do not use any other firms as we are delighted with the exceptional service we receive from Rollits, which is value for money.’

‘I have worked closely with Ed Jenneson and Ed Heppell, both of whom I count as friends as well as professional colleagues. Their personal approach and pragmatic solutions have always added value beyond the cost of the services they provide.’

‘Ed Jenneson advises us on a wide range of employment law issues – he has given us sound practical advice for over ten years now. Ed is very approachable and is always available should we need to contact him. The work he does is ‘outstanding’ and he ensures he always goes above and beyond.’

Key clients

Allamhouse Limited, including Hull City Tigers Limited/Superstadium Management Company and Allam Marine.

William Jackson Food Group Limited – Jackson’s Bakery, MyFresh Prepared Produce Limited, Abel and Cole, Belazu, Wellocks and the Food Doctor

Impact Fork Trucks Limited

Premier Technical Services PLC

SGS Packaging Europe Limited

Unique Industries Inc

Bishop Burton College

GB Agencies Limited

East Yorkshire Aluminium and Glass Limited

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust

Work highlights

  • Defended two claims in respect of unfair dismissal.

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP's employment team assists clients with a range of matters from employment tribunals to TUPE and transactional advice, as well as business immigration issues. The department, which is headed by the 'very approachableJonathan Dale, acts for a range of clients in sectors such as manufacturing, mining and food. Mary Walker's departure to Gordons LLP was offset in part by the arrival of Nick Wilson from Crooks Commercial Solicitors, who has particular experience of advising on TUPE transfers and industrial action.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Dale


They are a local firm, and are keen to really understand our business so that the advice they provide is within context. The team are helpful, friendly and responsive.

We have worked with Jonathan Dale in particular on several matters.  He is very approachable and willing to help, often at short notice.


Key clients

Associated British Ports


Jotun Paints


Imerys Fused Minerals


Thai Leisure

Thompson Commercials

De Smet Rosedowns

Work highlights

  • Advised on TUPE issues related to a £60m University Quarter student accommodation project in Hull.
  • Advising and acting for C&D in relation to industrial action following a TUPE transfer from public to private sector. Represented C&D in relation to subsequent Employment Tribunal claims involving UNISON, its members and also local authority.

Bridge McFarland LLP

The team at Bridge McFarland acts for several of the region’s largest employers and has experience ranging from complex TUPE matters to trade union issues and industrial action. Practice head Lee Whiting offers advice which is 'always considered and pitched appropriately' while other names to note include the 'charming, pragmatic, balanced and sensible' Nicola Barrass . 

Practice head(s):

Lee Whiting

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Barrass


This team really took the time to understand our business and our workforce. Not only do they advise on the law, but they provide legal advice tailored around the business need and appetite for risk, which is very welcome.’

Lee Whiting really makes us feel important – he is very responsive and understands our business well. His advice is always considered and pitched appropriately.

Nicola Barrass is a charming, pragmatic, balanced, sensible and experienced employment lawyer.’

I have worked with other employment lawyers from other firms, but none are of the calibre of Nicola Barrass.

Key clients

City Health Care Partnership CIC (2500 employees)

Kingstown Works Limited