Law firm bolsters top-ranked Private Capital team with senior hire

Pictured from left are Patrick Burstall, Rollits Managing Partner Ralph Gilbert and John Lane, Partner and Head of Private Capital.

A lawyer who spent more than 60 years working for the practice in Hull his father founded has now made the move to join another firm in the city.

Patrick Burstall has been appointed as a Consultant Solicitor in the Private Capital team at Rollits LLP.

Burstalls was founded by Bryan Burstall at Imperial Chambers, Bowlalley Lane, Hull, in 1946 and Patrick joined in 1961, qualifying as a solicitor in 1968.

When his father retired in 1978, Patrick became Senior Partner, a role which he retained for 42 years until he stepped down as a Partner in 2020 to become a consultant.

Patrick specialises in many aspects of Private Client work and has particular expertise in trust work, wills, probate administration, tax issues, agricultural law and conveyancing.

He is a member of STEP – the worldwide respected Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – and is a past President of the Hull Incorporated Law Society. He is also a past President of the Hull and Literary and Philosophical Society.

Patrick comments “After so long with the same firm I’m excited to join Rollits and look forward to contributing to their continued success in serving clients with exceptional service and advice.”

John Lane, Head of the Private Capital Department at Rollits said “Patrick’s arrival brings a wealth of invaluable expertise and knowledge to complement our existing Private Capital team. His experience and knowledge will help build upon our existing reputation as we continue to provide an excellent service to the clients we work with.”

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